Managing Diversity

Subject MGMT90012 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: Entry into the Master of Human Resource Management
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Managing diversity is a strategic approach towards HRM. It is about utilising human resources efficiently and effectively by identifying significant differences in the workforce and labour markets, and exploring the potential advantages of workforce diversity. This subject will examine the key issues of managing diversity from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The focus of the subject is anti-discrimination in all aspects of employment. This will be examined by a consideration of the discrimination and fairness, access and legitimacy, and learning and effectiveness paradigms.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Explain and critically evaluate the issues related to using staff efficiently and effectively;
  • Illustrate the significant differences in the workforce and labour markets;
  • Analyse and evaluate the potential advantages of workforce diversity.
  • One 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%)
  • Assignment(s) not exceeding 3000 words (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which should be developed through seminar discussion, and research based on theoretical and empirical information;
  • Communication skills and collaborative learning, which should be developed through joint research and oral presentations;
  • The ability to apply theory to practice, which should be enhanced by analysing cases;
  • Synthesis of information, which should be fostered by adopting a strategic approach towards managing diversity of workforce.

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