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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 361
Course Title: Human Resource Management
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Design, implementation, and administration of human resource management programs. Practices used in developing effective professional habits useful in dealing with executive responsibilities are also examined. Prerequisite: MGMT 150.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

MGMT 150.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Human Resource Management
By Dessler, Gary (Prentice Hall)
Human Resource Management
By Noe, Raymond A., Hollenbeck, John R., et. al. (Irwin/McGraw Hill)
Managing Human Resources
By Gomez-Mejia; Balkin, David B.; Cardy, Robert L. (Prentice Hall)
Course Objectives
  • To understand the processes related to the design, implementation, and administration of human resource management programs.
    Measurable Learning
  • Explain the role of a human resource manager.
  • Appraise the major Equal Employment Opportunity laws.
  • Explain why job analysis is the cornerstone of EEO.
  • Evaluate employee testing and the selection process.
  • Explain the importance of training and development.
  • Differentiate between performance management and appraisal techniques.
  • Explain elements of strategic pay plans.
  • Explain and contrast employee benefits and service plans.
    Topical Outline:

    This course includes a written and oral presentation component.

  • Role of the human resource manager
  • Legal environment for human resources
  • Elements of recruitment and placement
  • Aspects of training and development
  • Features of compensation plans
  • Essence of employee relations


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: May 1, 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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