This is a third year unit in the Bachelor of Business with a specialisation in Human Resource Management. This unit is concerned with how technologies offer value to improve human resource management and relevant practices. Students critically evaluate the technologies and methodologies involved in the improvement of human resource management; and develop the knowledge and skills to effectively use and manage various Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS).

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BCO1102 - Information Systems for Business

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse the administrative and strategic value of a Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) as relevant to local and multinational/global organisations;  
  2. Review issues relating to the analysis, implementation and maintenance of HRIS's and their subsequent level of use in contemporary business settings;  
  3. Demonstrate the use of SAP HCM, in relation to the effective management of human resource information;  
  4. Collaborate effectively in a team environment with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professionally-appropriate practice, demonstrating initiative and judgement to develop creative HR system solutions; and  
  5. Articulate ethical, socially and culturally responsible HRIS solutions to contemporary 21st century problems by communicating recommendations effectively, orally, visually, and in writing.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Other Literature Review and Discussion 10%
Project Group Research Project 30%
Test Practical Test using ERP-HR software. 20%
Examination Final Exam 40%
Demonstrating the use of SAP HCM, in relation to the effective management of human resource information is a hurdle requirement and is assessed through a practical test. To pass this unit a student must achieve a total of 50% or more AND achieve a pass grade on the final exam and the practical test.

Required reading

Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions,
Kavanagh, M.J. & Thite, M. 2011
Sage, Los Angeles,

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