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BUS-486 Human Resource Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                                                                 

The course develops knowledge and skills in the human resource management functions of strategic human resource planning, job design, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.  It focuses on the legal environment of human resource management and its impact on the entire human resource system.  The course enhances background students will need to make informed human resource decisions in organizations.  Prerequisite: BUS-302.  The course cannot be taken if student took BUS-315.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explain the elements of HRM and their impact on organizational success
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of select HRM policy issues
  3. Apply a working knowledge of HRM practices through example case study analysis
  4. Integrate the concepts of HRM practices through personal experiences
  5. Research, present, and defend positions through the debate process

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Pre-class preparation and in-class participation

2. Article reviews

3. Debate performance

4. Assessment exercise

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • Regular reading of the Wall Street Journal is recommended.
  • Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.