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114.240 Organisational Behaviour15 credits
This course examines the behaviour of people in the work environment. Students develop a basic understanding of individual behaviour and explore issues of motivation, communication, leadership, decision-making, careers, power and organisational change. The course is based on a foundation of theory but incorporates a strong practical emphasis.

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114.241 Managing Human Resources15 credits
An introduction to personnel management processes in organisations.

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114.242 Human Resource Development15 credits
An introduction to the process of training and human resource development within organisations. The course is modelled on a learner-centred, systematic approach to training. Emphasis is placed on principles of effective human resource development in the areas of learning, and the design, implementation and evaluation of HRD programmes.

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114.254 Managing Employment Relations15 credits
An examination of theories and practices of employment relations and New Zealand legislation and policy.

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114.297 Human Resource Development15 credits
An introduction to a range of issues involved in human resource development from the perspective of business communication, personnel management and training and development.

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114.298 Employment Relations Management15 credits
Industrial relations in perspective; the Employment Relations Act; contract negotiation, construction and interpretation; principal employment statutes; termination of contracts.

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114.326 Human Resource Practices15 credits
A critical examination of selected human resource management practices. During the course, students will develop familiarity with human resource management policies and practices in a practical context, through relevant theory and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved.

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114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace15 credits
A study of the historical, legal and social issues of diversity and equality in the workplace in New Zealand and overseas.

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114.350 Current Issues in Human Resource Management15 credits
Critical examination of current issues in human resource management. The areas chosen for study will vary to reflect the changing emphasis within the multidisciplinary framework of human resource management.

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114.355 Management Development15 credits
A study of the managerial competencies associated with organisational effectiveness and the methods of developing these within organisations. The course considers the roles of cognitive power, values, skill, experience and temperament in managerial performance.

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114.368 Special Topic in Occupational Safety and Health15 credits
A special topic in Occupational Safety and Health.

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114.396 Strategic Human Resource Management15 credits
An exploration of contemporary and emergent issues in the management of human resource, with particular emphasis on the organisation's response to trends in its external environment.

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114.397 The New Zealand Industrial Relations Framework15 credits
The industrial relations regulatory framework and its application, interpretation and operation in the workplace.

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114.398 Labour Negotiation Techniques15 credits
An overview of negotiation behaviour through an examination of the theory, preparation, planning, strategies and tactics of negotiation.

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114.702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations30 credits
This course introduces the area of Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations. Specifically, the focus of the course is on the principles and practices associated with organisational behaviour, employment relations, human resources management and development.

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114.709 Managing the Employment Relationship30 credits
A general understanding of Employment Relations and Human Resource management with an emphasis on contemporary theory and practice. This course provides the opportunity for critical reflection and analysis of theories and practices relating to managing the employment relationship in any organisation.

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114.710 Organisational Learning30 credits
An in-depth investigation of issues confronting teams and organisations seeking improvement through generative learning. Special emphasis is placed on leadership and vision, mental models, systems thinking and defensive routines. Tools, techniques and cases of organisational learning will be considered.

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114.722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour30 credits
This course is an examination of applied psychology and sociology in the context of organisations. The content is based on a foundation of theory which students are expected to critically analyse. The course is designed so that students apply the theory to modern organisational situations.

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114.723 Performance Management30 credits
This course critically analyses the role of Performance Management in individual, team and organisational performance by examining its theoretical and practical underpinnings. Implications for training, reward and disciplinary systems are also explored.

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114.728 Valuing Human Resource Talent in Business Enterprises30 credits
An examination of human resource management focusing on the value of talent in business enterprises. This will include contemporary approaches and issues involved in the management and measurement of knowledge-based assets for assisting stakeholders and decision-makers.

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114.735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy30 credits
An examination of how strategic human resource management theory and practice contributes to sustained competitive advantage in business enterprises. Particular reference is made to the environmental factors that influence talent management in New Zealand and globally.

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114.761 International Human Resource Management30 credits
An examination of the management of employees from an international perspective, including comparative HRM, the practice of HRM in multinational firm, and developments in the emerging field of Strategic International Human Resource Management (SIHRM).

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114.762 Career Management in an International Context30 credits
An examination of the theory and management of careers with an emphasis on new forms of careers and the management of careers both within and across global boundaries.

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114.778 Research Report Part 130 credits
 

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114.779 Research Report Part 230 credits
 

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114.792 Research Report (2P)60 credits
 

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114.799 Research Report30 credits
Students are required to conduct a piece of independent research.

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114.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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114.892 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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114.893 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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114.894 Research Report60 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.

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114.895 Professional Practice60 credits
Candidates will undertake professional practice within the subject area in which the Master of Management is being completed. Professional Practice may be conducted either individually or in groups and assessment of the outcome of the investigation may be in a variety of ways including written and oral presentations and case studies.

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114.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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114.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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114.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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114.900 PhD Human Resource Management120 credits
 

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