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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 320"
COURSE NAME: "Human Resources Management "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Christofferson
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 10:00-11:15 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: MGT 301; Recommended: MGT 310
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment before or after class

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course provides an overview of the strategic human resource challenges in organizations. It provides a framework to understand the role of human resource strategies, activities, and programs in achieving competitive advantage. To support this broad perspective, some of the most important external and internal challenges are discussed in three categories: environmental challenges, organizational challenges, and individual challenges.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

1. Human Resource Management in Perspective
2. High Performing People and Organizations
3. Personality, values and Job Fit
4.The Challenge of HRM
5. Strategy and Human Resources
6. Job Analysis and Work Design
7. Recruitment and Selection
8. Training and Development
9. Appraising and Improving Performance
10. Managing Compensation, Incentive Rewards and Employee Benefits
11. High Performance Work Systems
12. Culture and International HRM

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

- Understand HRM from a broad, comprehensive and strategic perspective

- Be able to diagnose an organization’s human resource policies and assess their long term consequences

- Position human resource policies and systems as key enablers of an organization’s overall competitive strategy

- Understand the implementation of practical and effective work systems that dramatically improve employee commitment and competence

- Analyze the design and administration of recruitment, training, development, appraisal, and reward systems that complement other HRM changes

- Evaluate mechanisms for employee influence and participation 

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Managing Human Resources 18th EditionScott Snell and Shad MorrisCengage Learning0357033817  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Quizzes 5%
Intermediate Assessmenta (2) 40%
Group Presentations (2 per group) 30%
Final Exam 25%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance concurs in the evaluation of the class participation grade component and a maximum of 3 unexcused absences are permitted.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE


Week 1.        Human Resource Management in Perspective
Week 2.        High Performing People and Organizations
Week 3         Personality, Values and Job Fit
Week 4         The Challenge of HRM
Week 5/6      Strategy and Human Resources
Week 7/8      Job Analysis and Work Design 
Week 9         Recruitment and Selection 
Week 10       Training and Development 
Week 11/12  Appraising and Improving Performance 
Week 13       Managing Compensation, Incentive Rewards and Employee Benefits 
Week 14/15  High Performance Work Systems