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HR Management Courses

Lists all Human Resource Management (HRM) courses. Specific offerings by term, including specific selected topics, can be view for spring, fall and summer terms.

HR Management Courses
HRM 343U Human Resource Management
Semester hours: 3
Description
Survey of traditional human resources functions and their relation to effective personnel and organizational results. Examines recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, collective bargaining, labor relations, training, human resource and management development, salary administration, and promotions and their relationship to communication, motivation, and leadership in organization.

HRM 345U Human Resource Development
Semester hours: 3
Description
Design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs, with emphasis on increasing individual and organizational effectiveness. Includes adult learning theory, needs assessment, delivery methods, and techniques to measure trainer's effectiveness.

HRM 388U Internship
Semester hours: 3
Description
Applied experience in Human Resource Management in an organizational setting. Working closely with an assigned faculty member and a site supervisor, the student will be assigned projects or duties that are outside of his or her normal job. Intent is to offer the student opportunities to gain new knowledge or skills in the field of HRM. Students may receive credit for only one (1) internship while enrolled in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
Prerequisites
Student must complete the HRM Core Courses (15 credits) and application process prior to being considered for an internship.

HRM 398U Selected Topics
Semester hours: 1-6

HRM 399U Independent Study
Semester hours: 1-6

HRM 452U Quality Management
Semester hours: 3
Description
History and origin of quality movement explored, along with basic tools and hands-on techniques necessary for successful quality and process improvement.

HRM 454U Compensation and Benefits
Semester hours: 3
Description
Course examines the use of reward systems (especially monetary) in the motivation of goal-oriented behavior as a major factor in influencing behavior. The effects of reward systems on recruiting, performance, satisfaction, and tenure are examined. Explores pay system components such as: entry position rates, job evaluation systems, merit pay plans, and employee income security systems. Legal aspects such as federal wage and hour laws and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act are included.

HRM 460U HR in an IT World
Semester hours: 3
Description
Course offers an integration of human resource management with information technology. Provides insight and hands-on experience in evaluation, design, and implementation of use of automation with major functional areas of HR. Additionally, exploration of various resources such as software, platforms, intranet, and Internet will be included. Will use a practical versus theoretical approach.

HRM 467U International Human Resource Management
Semester hours: 3
Description
This course allows the student to place the role of HRM within a global perspective and demonstrates the borderless and fluid workforce which is emerging today. Aspects of the course will include issues such as outsourcing, worker visas, multi-national companies, cultural differences, immigration patterns and other global issues effecting HRM efforts today.
Prerequisites
Complete a minimum of 18 hours in the HRM curriculum to include HRM 343U before enrolling.

HRM 496U Directed Research
Semester hours: 3
Description
Courses in Directed Research are intended for students who wish to further develop their skills in research. Each student accepted to participate in a Directed Research course will work directly with a full time faculty member on a research project chosen by the faculty member. It is expected that such collaborations between the student and faculty member will lead to notable conference papers, and/or jointly authored research articles. Students will be made aware when Directed Research courses are available via an e-mail announcement from their respective departments. In most cases, one student will be chosen at the undergraduate and graduate level to participate in the course each semester according to faculty availability. Students will be selected based on their writing and research skills and their potential to contribute to the research project. Once chosen to participate in this research opportunity, his/her academic advisor will assist the student in registering for the course. Each student who is chosen to participate in the Directed Research opportunity will receive three credits hours in his or her academic program which can then be used toward the requirements for graduation. Please contact your academic advisor for further information.
Prerequisites
Students must be in their senior year of undergraduate study with a minimum GPA of 3.25 or above. Departmental approval required.

HRM 498U Selected Topics
Semester hours: 1-3

HRM 499U Senior Seminar in HRM
Semester hours: 3
Description
Course represents the summary experience for graduating seniors. The course includes a collection of case studies that allows the student to apply the knowledge obtained in previous HRM courses contained within the undergraduate curriculum.
Prerequisites
Complete a minimum of 18 hours in the HRM curriculum to include HRM 343U before enrolling.

HRM 531U Human Resource Management
Semester hours: 3
Description
This course in human resources uses an HR development point of view in which employees are considered assets to be developed rather than costs to be minimized. Topics include recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, rewarding, and promoting employees; employment planning, performance management systems, and succession planning; and managing outsourced relationships. Special attention is given to quality of working life issues; the balance between work and non-work; traditional and nontraditional incentives; and generational, cultural, and ethnic differences in employees' needs and values.

HRM 532U Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
Semester hours: 3
Description
Every manager and HR professional will face numerous legal challenges to managing people in a workplace. In fact, employment-related litigation is one of the greatest financial risks facing any organization. This class will explore in a practical way the federal and state laws associated with hiring, firing and discipline, medical leave (including FMLA, ADA and worker's compensation), discrimination, harassment, immigration, labor law, unemployment compensation, religion in the workplace and state law torts including defamation and privacy. The course will also explore workplace investigations, workplace violence and employment-related legal processes, including EEOC Charges and lawsuits.

HRM 533U Quantitative Analysis and Research in HRM
Semester hours: 3
Description
This course exposes the student to the skills needed in order to analyze data pertaining to the HRM field such as retention patterns, compensation differences, performance measurements, etc. Attention will also be given to various research designs used to investigate issues within HRM. Topics covered will include descriptive statistics, regression, analysis of variance and research designs. Focus will be placed on finding answers to HRM questions.

HRM 534U Strategic Human Resource Development
Semester hours: 3
Description
This course includes an overview of business strategy and emphasizes the role of human resource management and development for effective strategy implementation. Models of organizational diagnosis and change, transformational leadership, reengineering, divesting, merging, acquiring, and downsizing are examined from a strategic and operational human resource perspective. Students will learn project management skills and integrate their course work by undertaking a major company-based project.

HRM 598U Selected Topics
Semester hours: 1-6

HRM 635U Managing Compensation and Benefits
Semester hours: 3
Description
Course examines the use of reward systems (especially monetary) in the motivation of goal-oriented behavior as a major factor in influencing behavior. The effects of reward systems on recruiting, performance, satisfaction, and tenure are examined. Explores pay system components such as: entry position rates, job evaluation systems, merit pay plans, and employee income security systems. Legal aspects such as federal wage and hour laws and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act are included.
Prerequisites
HRM 531U.

HRM 638U HRM Leadership Theory and Application
Semester hours: 3
Description
This course explores leadership theory as it pertains to the HRM environment. Focus will be given to the application of various leadership theories to address current challenges within the HRM field.
Prerequisites
HRM 531U.

HRM 639U Recruitment and Retention
Semester hours: 3
Description
Various methods for recruiting, selecting, and retaining employees are examined. Topics may include equal employment opportunity, human resource planning, determination of staffing needs, internal and external recruitment strategies, selection interviews, tests and assessment procedures, placement, promotion, transfer policies, and retention strategies.
Prerequisites
HRM 531U.

HRM 647U Human Resource Information Systems
Semester hours: 3
Description
Application of computer and communications technologies to solving HRM problems, e.g., labor sourcing; employee collaboration, training, and development; knowledge management; managerial decision-making. Use of multimedia, storage, and mobile devices, networks, HRIS database technologies, and collaborative Internet technologies supporting the contemporary workplace.
Prerequisites
HRM 531U.

HRM 650U Labor Relations
Semester hours: 3
Description
This course examines the historical relationship between management and labor unions as well as current and future issues facing the labor movement in the U.S. Specific emphasis will be placed on collective bargaining, grievance process, arbitration and negotiation. Differences and similarities between public and private sector labor relations will also be examined as well as comparisons of labor relations in other countries.
Prerequisites
HRM 531U.

HRM 657U HRM in the Global Environment
Semester hours: 3
Description
Survey course which introduces students to the impact of the global environment on HRM efforts. Aspects of the course will include strategic positioning in the face of such issues such as outsourcing, worker visas, multi-national companies, cultural differences, and immigration.
Prerequisites
Complete a minimum of 18 hours in the MHRM curriculum to include ECON 507U and HRM 531U before enrolling.

HRM 696U Directed Research
Semester hours: 3
Description
Courses in Directed Research are intended for students who wish to further develop their skills in research. Each student accepted to participate in a Directed Research course will work directly with a full time faculty member on a research project chosen by the faculty member. It is expected that such collaborations between the student and faculty member will lead to notable conference papers, and/or jointly authored research articles. Students will be made aware when Directed Research courses are available via an e-mail announcement from their respective departments. In most cases, one student will be chosen at the undergraduate and graduate level to participate in the course each semester according to faculty availability. Students will be selected based on their writing and research skills and their potential to contribute to the research project. Once chosen to participate in this research opportunity, his/her academic advisor will assist the student in registering for the course. Each student who is chosen to participate in the Directed Research opportunity will receive three credits hours in his or her academic program, which can then be used toward the requirements for graduation. Please contact your academic advisor for further information.
Prerequisites
HRM 531U, and students must be in their second year of graduate study with a minimum GPA of 3.25 or above. Departmental approval is required.

HRM 697U Strategy and Policy
Semester hours: 3
Description
A capstone master's level course which uses a case study approach to integrate the skills and knowledge obtained within the curriculum to solve real HRM problems. Emphasis will be placed on developing effective strategy and policy from a senior managerial perspective.
Prerequisites
Complete a minimum of 18 hours in the MHRM curriculum to include ECON 507U and HRM 531U before enrolling.

HRM 699U Independent Study
Semester hours: 1-6

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