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BX3053 - Workforce Economics and Analytics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Sound human resource decision making is pivotal to organisational success. Key decisions include: hiring the right types of workers; motivating staff through payment systems and benefits; evaluating and monitoring staff, and staff retrenchment when downsizing. This subject uses economics concepts to answer these and more question re decision making in the workplace. The subject provides complementary skills to students interested in human resources, economics and those who are more generally interested in employee - employer relationships (for example students interested in organisational behaviour or psychology).

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss a range of different economic concepts that intend to explain employee and employer behaviour in the workplace;
  • design and justify using the economics concepts discussed in this subject a human resources policy to address a human resources problem in a chosen business context;
  • use economics concepts discussed in this subject to validate HR decision making.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (30%)
  • presentations (10%)
  • assignments (30%)
  • tests (30%).
Prerequisites: BU1003 AND 12 CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC5219

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 16-Aug-2018 to 25-Oct-2018 (9am-12pm: 16 Aug (MasterClass); 13 Sept (Test); 11 Oct (Master Class); 25 Oct (Presentations) 2018)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.