Human Resource Management (2018)

Human Resource Management (HRM) is concerned with activities and decisions that form the employment relationship. Consideration is given to the impact HRM practices have upon the services of an organisation through the recruitment, selection and training of employees who will be successful in performing their job.

Human Resource Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Human Resource Management may also be included as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Resource Management as a single major for the BBus and BMS(Hons) students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Human Resource Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101, one paper from ACCTN101, DIGIB101, ECONS101, FINAN101, LCOMM101, LCOMM102, MGSYS101, MGSYS201, MRKTG101; either HRMGT202 or HRMGT306; HRMGT203, LCOMM202, HRMGT302, HRMGT303; either HRMGT304 or HRMGT305; and LCOMM302. BBus students may count one of MNMGT495, MNMGT496 or MNMGT499 in place of LCOMM302.

To complete Human Resource Management as part of a double major for the BBus and BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Human Resource Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101 or one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, either MGSYS101 or MGSYS201, or MRKTG101 if STMGT101 has already been included as part of another major; one of ACCTN101, DIGIB101, ECONS101, FINAN101, LCOMM101, LCOMM102, MGSYS101, MGSYS201, MRKTG101; either HRMGT202 or HRMGT306; HRMGT203, LCOMM202; HRMGT302, HRMGT303 and either HRMGT304 or HRMGT305.

To complete a minor in Human Resource Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Resource Management major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, and including STMGT101.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(HRM) and GradDip(HRM)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Human Resource Management at an advanced level in their first degree. The requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

  • Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), BMS(Hons), PGCert(HRM), PGDip(HRM) and MMS

    Human Resource Management may be taken as a major for the BMS(Hons) and as a subject for the BBus(Hons) and MMS. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management are also available. The requirements for the major and subject are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

    Students enrolling in 500 level Human Resource Management papers should normally have a minimum of a B average in undergraduate Human Resource Management papers, with no less than that in 300 and 400 level Human Resource Management papers. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCTN101Accounting for Management18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business18B (Hamilton)
    Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
    ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    LCOMM101Introduction to Leadership Communication18A (Hamilton)
    By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
    LCOMM102Communication in an Online Society18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to communication practices, concepts, and issues that they are likely to encounter as citizens, communicating professionals, community members, and participants in a highly mediated online world.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
    MRKTG101Fundamentals of Successful Marketing18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper focuses on the role of Marketing in business, introducing students to marketing research, consumer behaviour, and analysis, as essential tools for developing brand positioning strategies that create value.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMG241Organisational BehaviourThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG242Human Resource ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT201Organisational Behaviour18B (Hamilton)
    Organisational Behaviour covers all the main aspects needed to understand individual and group behaviour in organisations. This includes issues like leadership, motivation, decisionmaking etc.
    HRMGT202Human Resource Management18A (Hamilton)
    Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance.
    HRMGT203Remuneration and Reward18B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students an understanding of a range of pay practices and how and when each of these can influence employee behaviour and human capital to affect organisational performance.
    LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in face-to-face and online professional contexts.
    STMG222Net Ready: Navigating the Competitive LandscapeThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECON313Economics of Human Resources and Public PolicyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG301Managing Employees in the New Zealand Legal Environment18A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to address the increasingly important role of employment law in human resource management. Students are encouraged to apply their newly acquired knowledge of law to real life employment issues as diverse as health and safety, discrimination, harassment, strikes, individual agreements, collective agreements, a...
    HRMG341Managerial BehaviourThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG342Human Resource Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper studies the management of organisations' most valuable asset, their people. It uses latest research to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance, within ever changing economic and social contexts. Together we will explore the huma...
    HRMG343Business Research MethodsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG374Women and Management18T (Hamilton)
    A study of issues relating to women and management: language, the law, work, equal employment opportunity, women as managers, and career development.
    HRMGT300Women and ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT302Human Resource Management in Legal ContextThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT303Strategic Human Resource ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT304Human Resource Management of Diversity and InclusionThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT306Human Resource ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM331Managing Conflict and ConsensusThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM336Negotiation and Persuasion18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the theory and practice of persuasion and negotiation in a range of professional contexts.
    SCEN301Engaging with Social Enterprise and CommunityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    STMG325Self Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
    This paper explores self-actualising leadership. Students will be involved in aligning their inner and outer worlds in a journey of discovering what energises and guides their purpose.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECON413Economics of Human Resources and Public PolicyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG401Managing Employees in the New Zealand Legal Environment18A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to address the increasingly important role of employment law in human resource management. Students are encouraged to apply their newly acquired knowledge of law to real life employment issues as diverse as health and safety, discrimination, harassment, strikes, individual agreements, collective agreements, a...
    HRMG444Organisational Development and ChangeThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG445Career Management and Development18B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores career within the competitive and dynamic environment of today's organisations. The paper aims to enhance students' ability to analyse the latest research about careers and to recognise the implications both for their own career management and for the design of organisational career paths. Topics include analysi...
    HRMG474Women and Management18T (Hamilton)
    A study of issues relating to women and management: language, the law, work, equal employment opportunity, women as managers, and career development.
    HRMG490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
    HRMG495Industry Experience 418C (Online)
    A period of four to thirteen weeks internship is spent in a host organisation with relevance to the student's major, located in New Zealand or overseas. Students find their own host organisation, which is then approved by the departmental co-ordinator. In addition to the time spent in the host organisation, Weekly small group elect...
    HRMG499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.
    MCOM431Negotiation and Persuasion18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the theory and practice of persuasion and negotiation in a range of professional contexts.
    STMG425Self-Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students the opportunity to explore inspiration, passion and purpose in organisations.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMG541Issues for Managerial Behaviour in 21st Century OrganisationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG543Pay and Performance ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG544Human Resource Management Strategy18A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the latest research in human resource management strategy. This focus is on examining theories of internal fit, which address how and why human resource practices link together to increase business performance, and external fit, which address how and why huma...
    HRMG545Employment RelationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMG574Women and Organisations18B (Hamilton)
    In this paper we examine the contribution of feminist research to our understanding of women and management. Two themes pervade the paper. We examine the management of women (by women or men). This entails a critical analysis of the experiences of women both in and out of employment. We also examine the experiences of women who asp...
    HRMG590Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    HRMG591Human Resource Management Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    HRMG592Human Resource Management Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    HRMG593Human Resource Management Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HRMG594Human Resource Management Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HRMG599Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.
    HRMGT544Human Resource Management StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT574Women and OrganisationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT591Human Resource Management DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT592Human Resource Management DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT593Human Resource Management ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HRMGT594Human Resource Management ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MNGT501Research Methods in Management Studies18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences.The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and convers...
    MNMGT581Research Methods in Management StudiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    PSYC571Psychology of Careers18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to vocational psychology including the theory and practice of psychology applied to the analysis, assessment and practice of career development and management. Students will apply career development theory and practice to the development of their own career portfolio.
    PSYC572Personnel Selection18A (Hamilton)
    This paper blends personnel selection theory, research and practice, including job analysis and the most prevalent selection methods: interviews, references, application blanks, paper and pencil tests, assessment centres and work samples. This course is particularly relevant for students interested in organisational psychology, and...
    PSYC573Training and Development18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes. This paper is particularly relevant for student interested in organisational psychology, as well as those interested in developing training or workshop-based interventions to improve professionals' knowledge, skills or work behaviour.
    PSYC579Advances in Organisational Psychology18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines theoretical and empirical issues concerning the psychology of work behaviour in organisations. Students evaluate the application of psychological theory and research to behaviour in organizations and develop a critical awareness of psychological contributions to the study of organisations.
    PSYC585Leading Organisation Development18B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the processes and outcomes of organisational change management, and the knowledge and skills required of organisational psychologists who function as organisational consultants.
    STMG555Foundations of Strategy and OrganisationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    STMG580Strategies for SustainabilityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMG800Human Resource Management MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    HRMGT800Human Resource Management MPhil ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMG900Human Resource Management PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    No description available.
    HRMGT900Human Resource Management PhD ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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