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Module Title LM People Management and Organisations
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 39588
Module Lead Dr Colm Fearon
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-11 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The module will help students to develop their people management knowledge, personal skills and values in light of contemporary organisational challenges and international or global contexts. Person-centric (micro and meso-level) management topics may include, for example: employee motivation and engagement; recruitment and selection; equality and diversity; interpersonal communication, teamworking and intercultural awareness. In fast a changing business world, the module also explores macro-level topics and issues associated with people management and organisations more broadly. These may include, for example: the future of work; organisational governance and ethics; leadership, responsible business and human resource management (HRM).
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critique and apply approaches to people management in a variety of organisational contexts and/or international settings. 
  • Apply effective interpersonal communication skills, teamwork and/or intercultural awareness in different organisational contexts. 
  • Demonstrate effective people management and leadership skills (e.g. workforce design, talent management) in the context of developing a responsible business, or contributing to a diverse and inclusive team environment. 
  • Promote an ethical, inclusive, innovative and supportive culture that generates continuous and responsible business improvement.
Assessment 39588-01 : Group Presentation : Group Assessment - Coursework (25%)
39588-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

10-minutes group visual presentation e.g. using PowerPoint, videos, posters (25%). (groups of 4-5 students) 
Policy paper on a contemporary module issue (1,500 words) (75%).


Resubmission of failed component(s): 
Policy paper on a contemporary module issue (1,500 words) (75%).
Individual critical analysis of the group visual presentation (500 words) (25%). 
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