Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR&HRM) is an interdisciplinary subject designed to prepare students for careers in the broad, ever-changing field of employment relations, human resource management, workplace change, and education and training. The subject also prepares students well for graduate studies. This is achieved by bringing together relevant papers from Education Studies, Human Resource Management, Labour Studies and Psychology.
IR&HRM is available as a major for the Bachelor of Social Sciences. IR&HRM may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete IR&HRM as a single major, students must gain 135 points including LABST100, STMGT101, LABST201, EDSOC202, LABST300, HRMGT302, PSYCH307, 15 points from HRMGT202 and HRMGT203, and 15 points from EDSOC330, HRMGT303, HRMGT304, HRMGT305, LABST301, and LEGAL420.
To complete IR&HRM as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points including LABST100, STMGT101, LABST201, EDSOC202, LABST300, 15 points from HRMGT306 and PSYCH307, 15 points from HRMGT202 and HRMGT203, and 15 points from EDSOC330, HRMGT303, HRMGT304, HRMGT305, LABST301 and LEGAL420.
To complete a minor in IR&HRM, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the IR&HRM major, including 15 points from HRMGT202 and HRMGT306, and 15 points from LABST201, LABST300 and EDSOC202.
Enquiries about undergraduate, diploma and graduate studies in IR&HRM should be directed to the Programme Convenor.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Science for programme advice.
Candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management papers above 200 level.
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|ARTSC111||Social Science Theory and Action||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper introduces University of Waikato social scientists as researchers. Each presenters research will be discussed to demonstrate how it illustrates key themes of the social sciences
and their specific disciplines.|
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|HRMG342||Human Resource Management||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (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...|
|LBST331||Education, Skill and Employment||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga)|
|This paper provides an examination of current policies, issues and institutions in workers' education and training. Assignments are designed to help students acquire practical skills for employment in industry training, areas relevant to labour studies or in related policy development and analysis.|
|PSYC317||Organisational Psychology||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|The application of psychological theories and research to job-related and organisational issues.|