Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

  1. Module Title: Human Resource Management
  2. Module Prefix/Number: BUS 362
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course is intended to expose students to the “big picture” at the intersection of human resource (HR) management, business policy, and competitive strategy.
    Our goal is to introduce students to the key “core competency” areas necessary to become successful managers of human capital. We do this by presenting a broad overview of organizations and the strategic management processes, with special emphasis on the HR function.We believe that exposure to this material early in the program will help orient the student and provide a perspective for the specialized training in the functional areas that will follow. In essence, our objective is to have students develop a broader perspective of business through the development of a strategic HR viewpoint. This viewpoint will require that students learn the functional tools (HR practices) of HR management as well as the broader business issues of strategy and competitive analysis. Students will be asked to look at the HR implications of corporate-level and business-unit-level strategy formulation and implementation. We will also introduce the student to the critical business skills of planning and managing strategic activities, through a general management perspective to HRM.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Heighten their involvement and sense of opportunity as an HR manager or line manager in managing in managing human resources
    • Become familiar with all the specific HR practices and activities
    • Identify models and frameworks that can be helpful in understanding human resource management
    • Identify, discuss and analyze the links between and implications of the needs of effective organizations in highly competitive environments and HR activities
    • Identify the factors that give rise to different ways of managing human resources for equally effective results. Discuss why there is “No One Best Way”
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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