Human Resource Management Courses

HRM 6603
Human Resource Management (3)
  The study of the management of people at work with emphasis on recruiting, selecting, training and evaluating personnel. The study of the use of technology to streamline HR activities. Must be taken during the first term. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission into the MBA, MSM, or MSHRM programs and all undergraduate prerequisite courses or equivalents completed.
   
HRM 6604
Labor Law (3)
  A broad overview of relevant laws, court decisions and administrative agency rulings relating to union/management relations. An introduction to the techniques, strategies and objectives of contract negotiation and collective bargaining in union/management relations. All business foundation courses or equivalent are required for MBA, MSM, and MSHRM programs.
   
HRM 6605
Legal Environment of Employment Decisions (3)
  This course is designed to help the student understand the law as it applies to the management of human resources. Its coverage is aimed at preparing the managers of human resources to recognize legal problems, to know the legal impact of decisions on personnel matters and to be knowledgeable of the law as it might impact individuals in organizations. All business foundation courses or equivalent are required for MBA, MSM, and MSHRM programs.
   
HRM 6619
Seminar in Human Resource Administration (3)
  Analysis and discussion of current problems and issues in HRM. All business foundation courses or equivalent are required for MBA, MSM, and MSHRM programs.
   
HRM 6622
Workforce Planning and Staffing (3)
  A study of theory, principles, and legal requirements for effective workplace planning, recruitment selection, and employment in organizational settings. The course provides an in-depth analysis of tools, techniques and statistical concepts applied to the fundamental HR function of workforce planning and staffing. All business foundation courses or equivalent are required for MBA, MSM, and MSHRM programs.
   
HRM 6623
Talent Development (3)
  A study of concepts and practices critical to identifying human resources training and developmental needs critical to ensuring organizational effectiveness. All business foundation courses or equivalent are required for MBA, MSM, and MSHRM programs.
   
HRM 6625, 6626, 6627
Specialized Study in the Area of Human Resource Management (1-6)
Study of a problem or problems using research techniques. The study topic requires approval of the student’s adviser, the instructor under whom study is to be made, the college dean and the graduate dean. The course requires preparation of a scholarly paper or project and may involve an oral defense. Total credit for any combination of enrollments in these courses is not to exceed six semester hours. A specialized study, with prior approval, may be substituted for only one required course in a student’s program. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section. Prerequisite: All business foundation courses or equivalent.
   
HRM 6632
Compensation and Benefits (3)
  This course is designed to provide the student with both the theoretical and practical knowledge to design, administer, and evaluate compensation systems. It will address the application of both tangible and intangible forms of compensation to attract, motivate and retain employees. All business foundation courses or equivalent are required for MBA, MSM, and MSHRM programs.
   
HRM 6635
Employee Relations, Health, and Safety (3)
  This course is designed to introduce the student to major law requirements, sound employee/labor relations practices, knowledge of safety legislation and design of effective safety programs. Prerequisite: All business foundation courses or equivalent.
   
HRM 6645
International Human Resource Management (3)
  A survey of theory and practice of human resource management in global firms and issues of cross cul-tural communication and behavior affecting organizational effectiveness in culturally diverse organizations. Prerequisite: All business foundation courses or equivalent.
   
HRM 6689
Human Resource Management Internship (3)
  Must be unconditionally admitted to the Master of Science in Human Resources Management program, must have less than one year’s work experience in the Human Resources Management field, must not be currently employed in any capacity by a firm or organization sponsoring the internship, must have completed at least four required courses by the start of the semester in which the internship begins (i.e., courses should include HRM 6603 and at least one of the following courses: HRM 6622, HRM 6623, or HRM 6632, as approved by the student’s academic adviser). At least one semester prior to registration for the internship, students must submit a written request to the faculty adviser who will supervise the internship. The request should include the student’s reasons for wanting to participate in the internship program as well as the goals the student hopes to achieve. The internship request must be approved prior to registration for credit.
   
HRM 6698
Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
  This course focuses on an integration of theories and concepts related to the formulation and implementation of human resource strategies to support business strategies. Students analyze case studies, identify problems and their causes, and propose solutions both orally and in writing. The course is also designed to broaden the student’s exposure to the classical and contemporary literature of human resource management. A grade of B or better is required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required HRM core courses. Entrance into HRM 6698 may be permitted with Department head approval as long as only one core course has not been completed and it is being taken concurrently with HRM 6698.
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