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BA401 – Human Resources Management

1.  Course Number:  BA 401         Credits:  3         Contact hours: 45 

2.  Course Title:         Human Resources Management  

3.  Pre-requisites:       BA 131 and at least one upper-level BA course  

4.  Course Description:Familiarizes students with the activities of a human resources (HR) manager and the specific problems of managing a workforce.  Cases and simulation exercises, HR planning, training and development of employees.  Problems of industrial relations.  

5. Student Learning Outcomes Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  

Interpret  management stylesExam
Differentiate between leadership and supervisionExam
Explain evaluation of performanceExam
Compare compensation systemsExam
Examine the international perspective in Human Resource ManagementTerm Paper, Exam


6.  Basic Texts: Title:                Human Resource Management Gaining a Competitive Advantage, 5th ed Authors:          Noe, Raymond A, et al Publisher:        McGraw-Hill ISBN:              0072987383    


7.  Additional Reading and Supplemental Texts: As assigned by instructor. See addendum   


8.  Mode of Delivery: Classroom Instruction. See Addendum for specific details.   


9. Course Outline: Topics Covered                                                                                   Academic Hours  

  • Introduction: What is HR management and its role in the company    3
  • Environment:                                                                                         3

–The work force –The legal environment

  • HR Planning:                                                                                         6

–Evaluating the needs of the company –Recruiting, selecting –Hiring, termination

  • Training and developing employees                                                      3
  • Leading and supervising employees                                                      3
  • Mid-term examination                                                                           3
  • Leadership styles:                                                                                  3

–Communication theories –Motivation

  • Management development                                                                     3
  • Evaluation Techniques: Management by objective                                3
  • Compensation                                                                                        3
  • Industrial Relations: Basic theory and trends                                        3
  • HR Management in the international perspective: Class exercise         6
  • Final examination                                                                                   3

TOTAL                                                                                                          45

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