Human Resource Management

Course NameHuman Resource Management
Course CodeMGT357
DescriptionThe course will provide an overview of human resource management, with emphasis in human resource planning and strategy, personnel selection, equal employment opportunity, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and contemporary issues in organizational behavior. The course has been developed for the student of general management whose job will involve responsibility for managing people in a global environment. A major component of the course is the execution of an active learning HR consultancy project. This project allows student groups the opportunity to investigate many of the functional HR activities that we discuss in class, make professional recommendations to a real organization, and obtain practical experience with HRM issues and activities.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of this course, students should be able to:
– Understand human resource management from a systemic, strategic perspective;
– Describe the field of “human resource management” and understand its relevance to managers and employees in work organizations especially in a global economy;
– Conduct a basic job analysis and apply this understanding of job requirements to other human resource management systems such as selection, performance appraisal, and compensation;
– Recognize contemporary human resource management tools and understand some of the technical details of human resource management practices;
– Apply relevant theories to the management of people in organizations;
– Analyze business challenges involving human resource systems;
– Critically assess and evaluate human resource policies and practices;
– Be aware of current international HRM trends, explain how human resource management practices can support organizational strategy
– especially in a global environment;
– Describe sound practice in the areas of recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, remuneration, and retention;
– Apply knowledge of HRM to critique existing HR practices in a client organization and to develop improved practices and tools to suit the client’s specific needs.
SchoolSchool of Business Administration (SBA)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS