Course Descriptions - Human Resource Management

HRM 213 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course introduces students to the fundamental practices involved in effective human resource management, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, compensation, employment law, and employee rights. HR theory and practice is emphasized within the context of improving organizational productivity and developing employee potential.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

HRM 343 ASSESSMENT, STAFFING, AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Today’s organizations must compete globally and their most important asset for success is a highly competent and effective workforce. This course focuses on how top businesses attract, hire, and retain the best and the brightest talent while respecting and protecting civil and employment rights.

Prerequisite: HRM 213            3 Hours, 1 Semester

HRM 344 DEVELOPING AND MOTIVATING HUMAN POTENTIAL

Hiring qualified talent is no guarantee that these employees will achieve their potential. Without nurturing, much of this talent will remain untapped and wasted. High performing workforces are the result of continuous development and effective motivational strategy. Based on sound motivational theory, this course examines why people work and what organizations should know and do in order to create winning teams.

Prerequisite: HRM 213 or PSY 151 or SOC 161    
3 Hours, 1 Semester

HRM 443 COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This course examines the relationship between rewards and performance on the job. Students will learn about the issues that influence how organizations set pay and benefits policies including executive bonus and deferred compensation plans. They will also examine how compensation differs by job level and by job location and how these factors contribute to decisions regarding outsourcing and off-shoring of jobs.

Prerequisite: HRM 213            3 Hours, 1 Semester

HRM 481 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Virtually every US company now faces competition from abroad, and the fortunes of most US firms, large and small, are inextricably bound to the global economy. Company HR Departments must have a global perspective to remain competitive. And all managers, especially HR professionals, must develop a sensitivity to global issues and practices. This course will focus on several aspects of human resources in a global context: labor practices in developing countries; multinational companies’ strategies in complying with international ethical principles; and how companies can manage global operations in a manner that results in a successful experience for both the employee and the firm.

Prerequisite: HRM 213            3 Hours, 1 Semester

HRM 490 INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Internship in Human Resource Management will afford students an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to practical situations at the internship site. Students will gain an appreciation for the dynamic nature of the workplace and will have an opportunity to participate in the implementation of human resource programs.

Prerequisite: HRM 213 and a minimum of 45 completed credits         
3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII