2013-2014 Catalog


HRM - Human Resources Management

HRM-549 Human Resources Management: An Overview

This overview course introduces students to the field of human resource management, its purpose, and how it functions in the business arena to address the issues related to employee training, compensation, benefits, selection, hiring, firing, and outplacement. Topics presented include the impact of global competition, technology, service centers, outsourcing, and just-in-time training. Students will analyze examples from actual companies to examine various general management concepts within the context of current-day application.


HRM-552 Compensation and Benefits

This course provides the business professional with an overall understanding of compensation and benefits, and the related environments in which they are practiced. Compensation system design, related criteria, and the selection and effective administration of employee benefits are among the areas highlighted. It addresses the ways in which both tangible and intangible forms of compensation may be used to motivate and reward employee performance. Additional attention is given to those future challenges that businesses will face in the arena of employee compensation and benefits. Students will have the opportunity to develop a compensation system, using a simulation aid that accompanies the course.


HRM-554 Employment Law

This course provides an understanding of the legal framework in the employment context, focusing on working knowledge and practical application of relevant legal principles in HR. Emphasis is on modern employment legislation, related court decisions representing numerous areas of employment law and their applicability to everyday HR issues. Numerous case studies and scenarios of issues such as privacy, discrimination, and employment regulation are used to enhance learning.


HRM-556 Motivation and Training

Human Resources Management's concern with motivation and training relates to the need to promote good working relationships within an organization. Managers and trainers are introduced to motivational techniques and concepts that will foster healthy, productive, working environments that are respectful of every individual. Methods that have not been successful will be analyzed along with solutions drawn from company surveys and case studies. In addition, coaching and mentoring skills are developed and practiced in this course to help managers be successful in the workforce environment.

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