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Module Code: MAN325
Module Title: Managing People
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module intends to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of key theories and concepts in management of employees and employment relations in contemporary business and management environment. Through explaining the impact of external and internal influence on said aspects as well as understanding the link between managing people and managing employment relations, this module presents to students how to achieve effective people management through managing employment relations in real world and how organisations can benefit from it.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of various stakeholders in establishing and managing employment relations and able to critically explain how they interact.

B. Acquire in-depth knowledge of key theories and concepts relevant to managing people and employment relations

C. Apply learnt theories and concepts to understand, evaluate real world situation and make reasonable conclusions

D. Describe, critically evaluate and challenge theoretical constructs using reliable information and evidence

Method of teaching and learning 
Teaching strategy of the module will consist of a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, and coursework (individual and group work) using a case study approach. The case study approach forms a core part of the teaching strategy to help bridge theory and practice in managing people.

Teaching materials consist of textbook chapters, academic journal articles, news and periodicals as well as online information. Independent research and study are strongly encouraged at all stages which aims at developing and enhancing students’ critical thinking and reading skills. Said skills are beneficial to their continuous personal and career development.
Key Contemporary Challenges on managing people and employment relations within and beyond China

External and internal stakeholders (e.g. the role of government, trade unions, international organizations etc.)

Collective bargaining and Trade Union Development in different countries

Manage employment relations: key theoretical considerations and practices

Leadership and Performance Management

Cultural Management and Organisational Performance

Politics and Power in Management

Influence of organizational contexts on employment relations

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Presentation 15.00
2 In-Class Case Analysis 15.00
3 Individual Essay 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/6/2020 10:55:06 PM