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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: BUSI 534
Course Title: Management of Compensation and Benefits Plans
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Examination and analysis of how human resource professionals go about designing a compensation and benefits plan that would attract and motivate qualified employees.  Discussions emphasize evaluation of how successful compensation and benefits programs lead to enhanced quality of work life, higher levels of performance, lower absenteeism and lower turnover.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Most recent edition of the text listed below or another commonly used textbook at the graduate level for this subject.

By Milkovich, Newman, Gerhard (McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To critically evaluate compensation and benefits plans.
  • To appraise how effective compensation and benefits lead to improved quality of work life, higher levels of performance and lower absenteeism and turnover.
Measurable Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze how effective compensation and benefits lead to improved quality of work life, higher levels of performance and lower absenteeism and turnover
  • Critically evaluate compensation and benefits plans
  • Evaluate effect of external competitiveness
  • Appraise methods of pay-for-performance
  • Describe employee benefits options
Topical Outline:
  • Introduction of pay models and strategies
  • Internal description of job analysis
  • External factors and determination of pay levels
  • Employee contributions and pay and benefits

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

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Prepared by: Tim Ireland Date: April 25, 2013
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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