BUS 215 - Human Resource Management

Course Description

This course presents an in-depth study of the principles of human resource management. The course presents both the theoretical and practical aspects of the broad human resource functions which managers must understand in order to develop an effective and productive workforce. Computer simulations and exercises are used to introduce students to the practical aspects of human resource management. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Explain the increasingly important role of human resource management in today's modern organization. Describe the major personnel functions. Identify the explain the provisions of the major laws and regulations that influence human resource management. Explain Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs. Describe the interaction between business planning and human resource planning. Define corporate culture and describe the factors that interact to affect corporate culture. Explain the various types of corporate culture. Explain the collective bargaining process and describe a sound union-management relations program. Describe an effective performance evaluation system and identify the important dimensions of performance that should be evaluated. List the major theories of motivation and explain the central components of each theory. Explain the importance of training and development in maintaining and developing an effective workforce. Define the three types of compensation and explain how they tie to the organizational strategy. Define a benefit and explain why benefits are important to both employees and employers. Use a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) to perform selected human resource activities.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 050, REA 050 and MAT 040