Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

MASL 521 - Human Resource Management (cross-listed with MHRM 521)

MHRM 521 (3 credits)


This is an introductory course that defines the body of knowledge and the distinct areas of practice that comprise the field of human resource management and industrial relations. It also frames the context in which the more specialized courses in the curriculum address various policy and practice issues particular to their respective functional areas.

By the end of this online 8-week course, the graduate student will:

  1. Have an understanding of the basic terminology, theories, and practices that currently form the framework of HRM.
  2. Develop an interest in HRM as a field of study and as a set of complex programs and procedures that influence people within organizations.
  3. Show by example that what is being discussed has both a theoretical rationale (often with a research base) and offers practical, useful applications in the “real world” –the organization.
  4. Expand and enhance skills in critical thinking through analysis of HRM problems and issues; evaluation of HRM policies, laws, and action; and synthesizing HRM concepts and principles.
  5. Develop a greater appreciation for employee diversity (beyond tolerance) and to respond intelligently and compassionately to people from diverse cultural backgrounds and to embrace divergent opinions, new ideas, and new challenges.