The module presents a comprehensive and thematic overview of strategic human resource management thinking and research evidence. Hopefully, this will enable you to understand the field and inform your practice from an HR professional perspective. This module will help develop your strategic knowledge and its link with the operational perspectives. This takes a view of strategic human resource management across various organisational structures, industries and cultures from a global perspective. Students will self-manage their studies to develop the skills needed to enhance their management practice. The module assessment is 100% individually based. The module needs the student to do extensive reading and teamwork that will be set at frequent intervals.
Below is the list of selected 20 companies from Fortune 500 companies (Global 500) for the year 2023, their ranking and industries. You are to choose one or more to answer the questions that follow (You MUST NOT choose any company not listed below):
|United Health Group
|Healthcare and Insurance
|Energy, Metals and Minerals
|Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
|Ping An Insurance
|Alibaba Group Holding
|Food and Beverages
|British American Tobacco
Word limit: The word count limit is 3,000 words. There is no fixed penalty for exceeding the word count, but you must know that the examiner will not consider any work after the +10% word count tolerance has been reached within the allocated marks. You may, therefore, be penalised for a failure to be concise and for failing to conclude your work within the word count specified.
Late Submission Policy
The policy for late submissions is described in detail at the academic regulations document, page 40: Please read carefully to avoid any penalties.
You are strongly advised to use Turnitin to check the similarity count with other sources and avoid plagiarism. You will find a link to Turnitin on the module Moodle site (please include the link), allowing you to submit your work and check it before submitting it through the usual submission portal.
Number of Attempts
Under the University Academic Regulations students have two opportunities to be assessed and to pass this module. If a student has not achieved a pass in this module after the resit, no further opportunities are available
The word limit is for your coursework assignment and does not cover material submitted as an appendix. Material submitted as an appendix provides background for your coursework, but it will not be marked unless specified in the brief. Also, you must cross-refer between the main text of your assignment and any appendices to demonstrate the linkage. The Appendices do not constitute additional material unrelated to that included in the body of your assignment. If you do not refer to this work in the appendix, this included work in the Appendices is not marked.
Your References page will not be included in the word count, but where you quote within the assignment (e.g., Smith and Jones (2010) identified that…) will be included in the word count.
Since your work is submitted in electronic format, you are required to declare the number of words used in your assignment. A random number of course works will be selected to check for adherence to the word limit.