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BUS-486-20, Human Resource Management (SU15)

INSTRUCTOR: John D. Pollard, Associate Faculty and Director, Leadership in Action Program. Office: (410) 532-5596; Home: (410) 433-2276. Email: JPollard@ndm.edu.

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: T2/Wednesdays/6 – 8:45 p.m., in Fourier Hall 217, on the following days: 07/08, 07/15, 07/22, 07/29, and 08/05.

CONTENT:   

This course will provide learners with a broad overview of the HRM functions in organizations.  In addition, it focuses on managing human resources effectively at all levels.  For all organizational members, it seeks to help them become knowledgeable consumers of HRM products. Managers need to identify effective HRM practices, work with the HRM department, and understand the impact of HRM on organizational success. The text emphasizes how HRM practices contribute to business goals and help to improve product and service quality and effectiveness. This is a “web-enhanced” course that makes minimal use of on-line material.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this course, students will: explain the elements of HRM and their impact on organizational success, demonstrate a working knowledge of select HRM policy issues, apply a working knowledge of HRM practices through example case study analysis, integrate the concepts of HRM practices thru personal experiences, and research, present and defend positions thru the debate process.

METHODS:

A variety of instructional techniques will be employed, including but not limited to: class discussions, small group discussions, lectures, structured exercises, article reviews, case study analyses and debates.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:  

-Pre-class preparation and in-class participation, 20%;

-article reviews, 40%;

-debate performance, 20%;

-and assessment exercise, 20%.

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Noe, Raymond, et. al., “Fundamentals of Human Resource Management”, 6th edition, Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2016.  ISBN: 978-0-077718367.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

Regular reading of the Wall Street Journal is recommended.

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: 

Please read Chapters One and Two in the text, and read and answer the questions for the cases on pg. 23 of Chapter One and pg. 54 of Chapter Two. Be prepared to discuss your answers in class.