Course Summary
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ACE Course Number:
11 weeks (49 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Human Resource Management


The course objective is to cover all aspects of human resource management and its impact on both individuals and organizations. The text builds on a foundation of research and theory but also provides a practical framework focusing on critical issues and successful practices. Over 500 different organizations from a variety of settings are used as examples to illustrate key points and make the connection to HR practice. Important issues and critical trends are spotlighted in each chapter and reflected in the comprehensive and chapter ending cases included in the text. Managing Human Resources' balance of theory and practice, hands-on activities, applications, and examples helps students develop the competencies to understand and help their organizations create a sustainable competitive advantage through people.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to differentiate the roles and activities of a company's HRM functions
  • Relate implications of the economy, the makeup of the labor force, and ethics for company sustainability
  • Select the most effective approach to performance measurement
  • Explain the employees' and company's responsibilities in planning development
  • Employ HR practices to manage employee compensation, benefits, and recognition programs
  • And discuss and debate factors that strongly influence HRM in global markets.
  • Analyze organizational structures and workflow processes
  • Apply basic HRM functions
  • Appraise strategies for aligning the strategic direction of a company with its HR planning
  • Demonstrate the components of the strategic management process
  • Examine the impact of legislation upon HRM

General Course Topics:

  • Human resource management: gaining a competitive advantage
  • Strategic human resource management
  • The legal environment: equal employment opportunity and safety
  • The analysis and design of work
  • Human resource planning and recruitment
  • Selection and placement
  • Training
  • Performance management
  • Employee development
  • Employee separation and retention
  • Pay structure decisions
  • Recognizing employee contributions with pay
  • Employee benefits
  • Collective bargaining and labor relations
  • Managing human resources globally
  • Strategically managing the human resource management function
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

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