Module Code: H9SMHC
Long Title Strategic Management of Human Capital
Title Strategic Management of Human Capital
Module Level: LEVEL 9
EQF Level: 7
EHEA Level: Second Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: COLETTE DARCY
Module Author: Sinead O'Sullivan
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Distinguish between competing human resource models
LO2 Appraise the strategic choices available in managing employees
LO3 Analyse the extent to which HR links to business strategy and contributes to organisational performance
LO4 Identify and critically evaluate different ways of building organisational capability
LO5 Critically evaluate the role of managers in managing HR issues
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this module.  The programme entry requirements apply.  No pre-requisites or co-requisites apply.  


Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic HRM in Context
Strategic Management and its links to HRM. Conceptual Models of HRM. HRM as a strategic investment. Challenges to SHRM.
Human Resource Planning
Objectives of human resource planning Talent Management Succession planning Mentoring
Recruitment and Selection Induction
Human Resource Development
Benefits of Training and Development, Planning Training including Evaluation Training and Development Management Development
Managing Performance
Performance Management Systems Performance Management and Feedback How to Evaluate and Measures of Evaluation
Reward Management
Reward Philosophy and link to organisational goals Reward Strategies Benchmarking
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Continuous Assessment % of total: 100
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Learners will be given an essay-based project that requires them to analyse a particular HRM issue within a case study framework. The learner must display an ability to assimilate academic content and apply the theory to a real-life situation. The project will be graded according to clarity, structure, contemporary examples (that illustrate points made), reference to materials covered, theories and research in the field.
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Module must be passed and an opportunity to submit a repeat assignment will be given to students that fail the assignment. This is likely to be within one month of receiving the fail mark and on foot of detailed feedback. The repeat will be treated as a second attempt.

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom and demonstrations 30 Per Semester 2.50
Directed Learning Directed e-learning 30 Per Semester 2.50
Independent Learning Independent learning 65 Per Semester 5.42
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Das Gupta, A. (2020) Strategic Human Resource Management; Formulating and Implementing HR Strategies for a Competitive Advantage, 1st Ed., Routledge.
  • Bailey, C., Mankin, D., Kelliher, C. and Garavan, T. N. (2018), Strategic Human Resource Management, 2nd edition, Oxford Press.
  • Storey, J., Ulrich, D and Wright, P. (2019), Strategic Human Resource Management – A Research Overview, Routledge.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Carbery, R. and Cross, C. (2018), Human Resource Management, 2nd ed, Palgrave Macmillan, London..
  • Bratton, J. and Gold, J. (2022), Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, 7th ed, MacMillan Education UK.
  • Ulrich, D., Kryscynski, M. and Brockbank, W. (2017), Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It, 1st edition, McGraw-Hill Education.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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