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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: BUSI 531
Course Title: Organizational Training and Development
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Examination and analysis of the role of training and development in complex organizations.  Discussions focus on development of systems and programs intended to motivate employees to create high performance organizations.  Models analyze and evaluate best training and development practices to enhance high performance in rapidly changing environments.

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

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

Employee Training and Development
By Noe (McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To analyze and evaluate training and development.
  • To appraise training and development systems.
  • To evaluate best training and development practices.
Measurable Learning
  • Describe strategic training and development practices.
  • Evaluate traditonal training and development models.
  • Appraise needed training and development options.
Topical Outline:
  • Context for training in complex organizations
  • Needs assessment and designing training
  • Training and development methods
  • Careers and career management
  • Future needs of training and development

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

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Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: May 10, 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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