Human Resource Management
Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 quarters
The success of organizations depends on the human beings that enable organizations to achieve their objectives. An organization’s human resources are its most critical assets. The management of human resources is a specialization in management that encompasses several functions including the recruitment, selection and maintenance of a qualified, motivated, smoothly functioning and productive workforce.
This two quarter program is designed to provide an introduction to human resource fundamentals as well as detailed overview of four specific areas of human resource management:
- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
- Labor Relations
- Performance Management
- Human Resource Development and Training
All areas of the program are designed to provide conceptual understanding through readings and case analyses while developing skills through practice, role plays, and simulations.
Winter quarter's work focuses on the first two areas. We will cover the basics of human resource management including strategic planning, recruitment, orientation, retention, job design, and organizational development. We will also review aspects of labor law including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 8 credits will be awarded in Fundamentals of Human Resource Management.
Spring quarter will focus on human resource development and training and performance management. We will cover a number of training and development topics including needs analysis and instructional design and evaluation while distinguishing between leadership development and skills development. 8 credits will be award in Employee Training and Development.
Students in this program will be given priority enrollment status for the Employment Law course offered in winter quarter 2017 and for the Strategic Compensation course offered in spring quarter 2017.
Fields of Studybusiness and management
Business and Human Resource Management
QuartersWinter Open Spring Open
Location and Schedule
Time OfferedEvening and Weekend
Winter Quarter: Saturday & Sunday (9:00AM to 5:00PM) January 14 & 15, 2017; February 11 & 12, 2017 and March 11 & 12, 2017. First meeting January 14, 9a, Seminar 2 D2107. Spring Quarter: Saturday & Sunday (9:00AM to 5:00PM) April 8 & 9, 2017; May 6 & 7,2017 and June 3 & 4, 2017.