Managing Stakeholders

Subject MGMT90011 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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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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Mr Paul Evans



Subject Overview:

The demand for business-focused HR means that HR practitioners need the ability to work in partnership with stakeholders from diverse areas of the business. This capacity is essential to improving the implementation of HR strategies, initiatives and plans, to build business support for HR and to ensure that HR is integrated with other business activities and functions. This subject focuses on developing business partnership competencies for HR people and will cover consulting and influencing skills, relationship-building, organisational politics, group processes and project management.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Understand the need for stakeholder involvement in HR implementation;
  • Apply skills for managing stakeholders in a variety of organisational contexts;
  • Understand how to engage and influence stakeholders in HRM.
  • Individual take-home exam, due during the examination period (50%);
  • 100 word weekly reading summary. Weeks 2 - 11 (10%);
  • 1000 word individual assignment. Weeks 4 - 6 (10%); and
  • 2000 word goup assignment and 10 minute presentation (30%) Weeks 10 – 11

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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:

  • Consulting and project management skills, which should be developed through major projects and group exercises;
  • Interpersonal skills, which should be developed through role plays, group exercises and presentations;
  • Skills in participating and managing group processes, which should be developed through group exercises and class discussions;
  • Verbal and written communication skills, which should be developed through group exercises, presentations and major projects/assignments.
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)
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 150 Point Master of Management
150 Point Master of Management (Human Resources)
MIS Professional Specialisation
MIS Research Specialisation
Master of International Business electives

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