HR Consulting

Subject MGMT90017 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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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: None


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Graduate School of Business and Economics
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Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on offering students the opportunity to develop their ability to conduct applied research and consulting activities and evaluate written research and consulting reports. This will include examining methods for conducting quantitative and qualitative research in organisations, developing client relationships, developing report writing skills, and techniques for critically assessing research and consulting reports.


On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of research methodology and how research may assist in organizational decision making;
  • Design, conduct and evaluate research that is appropriate for specific consulting contexts;
  • Evaluate the importance and methods of building and maintaining consulting relationships.
  • One take-home end-of-semester examination (50%)
  • 1 individual assignment of 2000 words due in week 7 (15%)
  • 1 group assignment totalling 4000 words due in week 12 (35%)
Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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

  • Problem solving skills, which should be enhanced through the study of research design and research methods;
  • Writing skills appropriate for the preparation of research and consulting reports;
  • Analytical skills, which should be developed through the evaluation of empirical research and consulting reports.
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of Management
Master of Management
Master of Management (Human Resources)
Master of Management (Human Resources)

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