UniSQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at https://www.usq.edu.au/course/specification/current.
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

MGT8034 Strategic Management of Human Resources and Innovation

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 May 2023


In recent years, work has become more cognitively complex and novel and the environment within which commerce is conducted has become more dynamic as external forces such as, technological advances and new economic structures, emerge to reshape traditional markets and the nature of work. As these forces evolve, both public and private sector organisations will come under increasing pressure to review the currency of business strategies, structures and systems to avoid a decline in performance and loss of competitive advantage. The role of HRM and HRM strategy is also changing and becoming increasingly central to the ongoing success of the organisation. Through the development of workforce capacity and capabilities, strategic HRM will be essential to enable innovation and adaptation in economic markets characterised by uncertainty and unpredictability.

This course is an advanced study of strategic human resource management (SHRM). The course is designed to not only provide students with knowledge but to relate knowledge to practice specifically relating to the diagnosis and development of contemporary HRM strategy. HRM strategy influences the emergence of workplace culture aligned to the corporate plan. Emphasis is also directed to exploring a range of strategies to build the dynamic capability and the adaptive capacity of the workforce. Accordingly, this course adopts a resource-based view of strategy as a basis to formulate complementary HRM policies, programs and practices such as HR planning, job design, talent management, and managing diversity, inclusion and well-being. The application of HRM analytics to identify emerging workforce trends and to measure the effectiveness of strategy is also examined. As the course navigates its way through various HR theoretical frameworks students are encouraged to view SHRM in an international context. The course is designed to develop problem solving and critical reflection skills to help students solve complex organisational problems across different contexts.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 28 May 2023