BADM 130 Syllabus

BADM 130 Syllabus - Department of Management Science BADM...

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Department of Management Science BADM 130: Human Resource Management Fall 2010 Instructor Laura Hagmann Office: 315 Funger Phone: 240 338 9420 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am - noon Course Description: BADM 130 is designed to introduce students to the field of human resource management. Students will be exposed to theories and practices of human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, compensation, and labor relations among other topics. Students will also learn how human resource management policies and practices affect the achievement of corporate objectives. Prerequisite: BADM 056 or permission of instructor. Course Objectives With the ever-increasing need for qualified employees it is imperative that organizations select, develop and retain motivated individuals. When done correctly, these actions ensure that companies gain a competitive advantage through their workforce; as a result of their employees remaining dedicated to the organizational culture and objectives. The overarching goal of this course is to offer a conceptual framework for understanding human resource policies and practices as they operate within organizations. Specifically, the course will focus on: human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, performance management, compensation, benefits, collective bargaining, and other human resource functions. Special attention will be given to developing interpersonal skills that all good managers need when working with people. By the end of this course, students should be able to: Demonstrate mastery and knowledge about HR concepts and applications Critically think about and analyze HR issues in both oral and written form Create and deliver an effective presentation about HR topics Communicate and work effectively with members of their group Apply HR concepts to business situations Course Format Human Resource Management Fall 2009 1
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This course makes use of a broad range of instructional methods including lecture, discussion, cases studies, and team exercises. A combination of lecture and hands-on opportunities work together to tie theory and practice by creating an atmosphere where students can grasp the fundamental ideas of human resource management while engaging in simulated “real-life” situations. The success of this course depends on the involvement and interaction of all students and requires regular attendance, preparation, and active participation in class. Readings 1) Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Balkin, D. B. and Cardy, R. L. (2010). Managing Human Resources, 6 th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 2) Other materials distributed throughout the semester. Course Requirements
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