Human Resource Management (HRMT) 300

Human Resource Planning (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None. ADMN 232 is recommended but not required.

Faculty: Faculty of Business

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HRMT 300 is a three-credit course for senior undergraduate students. It examines the practice and theory of human resource planning in Canadian workplaces. Students will develop a general understanding of human resource planning, and use common techniques to work through case studies.


  • Unit 1: HRP and Business Planning
  • Unit 2: Preparing for HRP
  • Unit 3: Assessing and Forecasting HR Requirements
  • Unit 4: Succession Management
  • Unit 5: Strategic Options and Implications
  • Unit 6: Evaluation and Critique


To receive credit for HRMT 300, you must complete and submit all six assignments, pass the final exam with a grade of at least 50 percent, and achieve a course composite grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Assign 1 Assign 2 Assign 3 Assign 4 Assign 5 Assign 6 Final Exam Total
10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 10% 20% 100%

The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Belcourt, M., & McBey, K. (2010). Strategic human resource planning (4th ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Online Resource

Redpath, L., Hurst, D., & Devine, K. (2009). Knowledge workers, managers, and contingent employment relationships. Personnel review, 38(1), 74-89

Other materials

All other materials are available online.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, March 13, 2012

Updated January 04 2017 by Student & Academic Services