HRMN Course Listing

Human Resource Management (HRMN 300, 3 Credits)
A basic study of the strategic role of human resource management. The objective is to apply knowledge of human behavior, labor relations, and current laws and regulations to a working environment. Topics include employment laws and regulations, diversity in a global economy, total rewards management, and training and development for organizational success. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 360, HRMN 300, or TMGT 360.

Organizational Communication (HRMN 302, 3 Credits)
A study of the structure of communication in organizations. The goal is to apply theory and examples to improve managerial effectiveness in communication and negotiation. Problems, issues, and techniques of organizational communication are analyzed through case histories, exercises, and projects. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 398N, HRMN 302, MGMT 320, MGST 315, or TEMN 315.

Labor Relations (HRMN 362, 3 Credits)
A survey of contemporary labor relations practices. The aim is to research and analyze labor relations issues and support the labor relations process. Discussion covers the history of organized labor in the United States, the role of third parties, organizing campaigns, the collective bargaining process, and the resolution of employee grievances. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 362 or HRMN 362.

Organizational Culture and Change (HRMN 367, 3 Credits)
An examination of the nature, definitions, theories, and aspects of organizational culture. The goal is to apply knowledge of organizational culture to develop a change-management plan. Analysis covers patterns of behavior and their relationship to organizational culture, especially the impact of the organization's business on employee behavior and culture. Topics include the role of nationality, gender, and race within organizational culture; implications of addressing organizational challenges; theory versus practice; and the relative roles of the individual, groups, and the organization in a cultural context. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 398T or HRMN 367.

The Total Rewards Approach to Compensation Management (HRMN 395, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HRMN 300. An exploration of alternative compensation philosophies that define total rewards as everything that employees value in the employment relationship. The objective is to design a total rewards program that ensures organizational success. Topics include building and communicating a total rewards strategy, compensation fundamentals, the conduct and documentation of a job analysis, linking pay to performance, employee motivation, and performance appraisal. Strategies such as incentive cash and/or stock compensation programs, employee ownership, benefits and nonmonetary rewards are discussed and evaluated. The interrelationships among compensation, motivation, performance appraisal, and performance within the organization are examined. Discussion also covers the design and implementation of a total rewards program, including organizational compatibility. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 388L, HRMN 390, or HRMN 395.

Human Resource Management: Issues and Problems (HRMN 400, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HRMN 300. A study of the role of human resource management in the strategic planning and operation of organizations, performance appraisal systems, and compensation and labor/management issues. The goal is to research and evaluate issues and present strategic solutions. The influence of federal regulations (including equal opportunity, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other employee-related regulations) is analyzed. A review of research findings, readings, discussions, case studies, and applicable federal regulations supports the critical evaluation of human resource problems. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 460, HRMN 400, or TMGT 360.

Employee Training and Development (HRMN 406, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HRMN 300. An examination of employee training and human resource development in various organizations. Topics include the development, administration, and evaluation of training programs; employee development; career development; and organizational change. Issues in employee development (including assessment of employee competencies, opportunities for learning and growth, and the roles of managers in employee development) are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 498I, HRMN 406, or MGMT 498I.

Employment Law for Business (HRMN 408, 3 Credits)
(Designed for managers and human resource professionals.) Recommended: HRMN 300. A conceptual and functional analysis of the legal framework of employment relations. The aim is to understand employment law; comply with laws and regulations; and evaluate rights, obligations, and liabilities in the employment process, from hiring and staffing to compensation and layoff. Topics include discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, affinity and sexual orientation, age, and disability; the hiring process, testing, and performance appraisal; employee privacy; wrongful discharge; employee benefits; health and safety; independent contractors; and labor unions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 468, BMGT 498G, HRMN 408, or MGMT 498G.

Global Human Resource Management (HRMN 467, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HRMN 300. Recommended: HRMN 367. A comprehensive study of global human resource management. The objective is to demonstrate intercultural competencies; identify trends in the globalized workforce; and analyze policies, practices, and functions in global human resources. Topics include global staffing, training, compensation, and evaluation.

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Practice (HRMN 495, 3 Credits)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits). Prerequisite: HRMN 400. A study of human resource management that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. The goal is to consider and analyze emerging issues in human resource management. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 388K, HRMN 494, or HRMN 495.