This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23No such Code for pgprog: N2P409No such Code for pgprog: N2P809
Department: Management and Marketing
||Available in 2021/22
||N2P609 Management (International Business)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To develop studentsâ€™ ability to master the knowledge and understanding at an advanced level of key issues relating to trends in the modern employment relationship, and how relations between managers and employees are conducted;
- To provide students with the opportunity to critically understand the reasons and explanations behind such trends as well as understand how they differ in a multinational, i.e. global, context.
- Theoretical perspectives on the employment relationship
- Key actors in employee relations, including unions, managers, and employer assocation
- Management-workforce relations and negotiations
- The role of collective bargaining and negotiation in the employment relationship
- Participation and involvement at work â€“ engaging employees in workplace and strategic decision-making
- Workplace conflict in all its manifestations, and means of resolving these
- Employee relations in multinationals, and the relationship between national business systems and employee relations
- Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the contemporary and historical context in which employee relations occurs.
- Have a thorough understanding of the role, character, and functions of key actors in employee relations.
- Have an in-depth understanding of the determinants and outcomes of employee relations practices and policies at individual, organisational, and societal level.
- Have a critical understanding of the causes for conflicts, its various manifestations, and mechanisms for resolving these.
- Have an advanced understanding of the impact of local, industry, national and global contexts shaping employment relations.
- Have a critical appreciation of the importance of employment relations instititutions, procedures and practices that impact organisational risk, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of discipline, dismissal, redundancy, and (vocational) training.
- Be able to critically analyse issues, policies, and practices in various areas of employee relations, including employee voice, collective bargaining, conflict and its resolution, and the role of trade unions.
- Be able to critically review and understand theories and debates in employee relations.
- Be able to reflect upon the personal implications that might arise from insights encountered during the module, such as how one may wish to manage, and to be managed.
- Written communication;
- planning, organising and time management;
- problem solving and analysis;
- using initiative;
- computer literacy.Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and guided reading addressing key topics in employee relations, students will acquire the advanced skills and knowledge to enable them to develop a thorough understanding of this specialist field of study.
- The assessment of the module, by written examination, is designed to test students' knowledge and understanding of the subject-matter and their ability to reflect upon, and apply it to the analysis of specific issues relating to the study of employee relations.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||2 per week
|Preparation & Reading
|Component: Written Examination
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
Practice speciman exam question with individual written feedback
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University