Human Resource Management


HRM-500: Managing Human Resources

Students will explore management's responsibility in labor and personnel relations and will consider the contributions made by adjacent fields including law, economics, behavioral sciences, communication and psychology. Students will learn to design and deliver essential human resource services including recruitment, selection, performance management, compensation and benefits design. Students will analyze an aspect of an organization's human resource development efforts.

HRM-505: Talent Management

This course focuses on creating organizational excellence by identifying and recruiting talent. Emphasis on systems that provide personal and professional opportunities for growth. Additional topics include retention strategies that tie rewards to performance, workforce planning to include staffing models, employment testing, statistical analysis, legal issues and selection methods using technology. May be taken concurrently with HRM-500.

HRM-510: Compensation and Benefits

The course will focus on the procedures used to analyze and evaluate individual jobs. Students will also learn how compensation and benefits integrate into total pay systems within organizations. Students experience the roles and challenges of total pay management. Finally, corporate issues and problems, along with significant governmental and society trends are examined using innovative approaches, which can contribute more effectively to improving organizational performance. May be taken concurrently with HRM-500.

HRM-520: Managing the Global Workforce

This course examines human resource management issues that exist in the international business environment. Topics to be included: how to adapt corporate processes/procedures to fit within each country's cultural and legal framework while still being aligned to the overall business strategy. Students will learn how to design and implement procedures and programs that will engage a global workforce. Discuss global compensation strategies that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. Decisions about how to recruit, train, compensate, and generally manage these employees will be discussed. Cross-cultural differences in values will be examined. Students will be given opportunities to specialize in a particular country by conducting individual or groups projects.

HRM-530: Employment Law and Labor Relations

This course focuses on the legal and regulatory factors surrounding human resource management. Students will develop relevant expertise in employment law and HR ethics by actively applying their knowledge to vexing issues facing HR professionals today. Topics related to employment law, workplace health, safety, and security, corporate social responsibility, and ethical guidelines and conduct for HR professionals will be addressed in the course. This course will also cover day-to-day union worker-management interaction and will introduce methods and skills necessary for change in management-union relationships. Case studies will be used to illustrate and discuss legal implications. These are cases of human resource disputes on the verge of going to court, as well as mock trials based on real human resource disputes.

HRM-540: Human Resource Analytics

This course exposes students to the use of analytics to make decisions about employees and the organization as well as demonstrate the value of analytics systems. The course will be taught in an applied fashion using problem scenario approaches. The course will examine tools and skills needed to make evidence-based linkages between HR and organizational performance including data analytic techniques, interpretation, and reporting of analyses to decision makers.

HRM-550: Diversity and Inclusion Management

This course examines the strategic management of workforce diversity from both a local and a global perspective. This course also examines the diversity field from an organizational perspective. Students will learn how to shape HR practices that help organizations compete and succeed by building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

HRM-552: Organizational Development, Behavior and Leadership

This course is designed to expose students to the foundations of group interactions and processes within the workplace. Focus will be placed on the managerial application of knowledge to issues such as motivation, group processes, inter and intra group conflict, leadership, organizational design structure. This course will also examine organizations as complex social systems, to include diversity and inclusion.

HRM-554: Organizational Consultation

This course provides students with concepts and practices needed to build solid consulting skills. Students will learn the design, facilitation and development abilities required for consulting. To demonstrate their understanding of consulting concepts and their practical application, students will be required to participate in a consulting project.

HRM-600: Human Resourse Management Capstone

This course is a comprehensive summary of the major areas of managing human resources, including progressive and innovative human resource practices found in leading companies. Over the course of the semester, students will work with an organization to help address real life problems within the organization. A faculty advisor will work closely with students and sponsoring organizations to ensure that the project comprehensively addresses the issue(s) and demonstrates the depth of competency the student gained through the program.