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Business 306: Strategic Human Resources Management
30 hours (15 weeks).
October 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: compare the different theories of human resource management; evaluate the laws that protect employees and identify their rights; appraise the role of diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace; distinguish between the different methods of recruiting and selecting employees; compare the types of employee compensation and benefits; analyze the key features of organizational training programs; summarize the different theories developed to motivate employees; connect how employee value can create a competitive advantage for companies; and categorize and justify the metrics and analytics involved in strategic human resource management.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: strategic human resource management; human resource management theory; employment law and rights of employees; equal employment opportunity; workplace diversity and multiculturalism; recruiting and selecting employees; employee benefits and compensation; collective bargaining and unions; organizational training programs; employee motivation theory; performance management; employee value and competitive advantage; human resource management around the world and human resource metrics and measurement.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, or Management (10/16).