UCL School of Management

Module Fact Sheet

MSIN0057: Strategic Human Resource Management


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This is a past version of this module for MSIN0057 18/19.
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Taught by
3rd year SAMB compulsory; 2nd, 3rd, 4th year undergraduates from all departments
Term 2
Delivery method
2-hour lecture (x 10 weeks)
1 hour seminar (x 9 weeks)
50% final unseen 3-hour examination; 50% Two written assignments
Previous Module Code

Course overview

This course equips students with the knowledge and tools to think strategically about decisions that shape an organization’s approach to the management of people. The focus is on concrete measures that can be taken to make work more motivating and meaningful in alignment with organizational strategy. Students will get familiar with human resource decisions made in organizations through case studies and interview research. No prior knowledge of business and management is required.   

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will know and be able to understand and begin to apply the following;

  • know and understand the principle of equality and fairness of treatment at work, and how to apply this effectively in practice

  • know and understand the main principles on which effective workforce structures and patterns of working are based

  • know and understand the basis of effectiveness in this area

  • know and understand how people and organisations are developed, enhanced and improved

Topics covered

  • Business strategy and human resource management
  • Resourcing and recruitment

  • Pay and reward

  • Job satisfaction

  • Performance management

  • Training and talent management

  • International assignments

  • Diversity and equality

  • Human Resource Management in the future 

Assessment summary

Assignment 1: For the first assignment, students will interview two other students about a HR topic. The asssignment consists of the analysis of the interviews.  

Assignment 2: The second assignment is an analysis of a number of business cases that are also discussed in weekly seminars. Each student has their own set of questions to answer about the cases for the assignment.

Examination: 3-hour unseen exam

Current students should refer to Moodle for specific details of the current year’s assessment.

Past versions of this module

MSIN0057 18/19

MSIN7014 17/18

MSIN7014 16/17

Last updated Friday, 27 September 2019