Human Resource Management

Name Title Credits School
HRMT 703 Strategic Human Resource Management 4 School of Management
This course provides an introduction to human resources management in the modern organization. Major functional areas of HR planning and employment, compensation benefits, employee relations, training and development, safety and security, and HR policies and procedures are covered. These functions are considered from the perspective of the organization's goals and strategies. The role of technology in managing the HR function is also examined.

HRMT 708 Employment and Labor Law and Policy 4 School of Management
This course is designed to familiarize students with the major laws and regulations that apply to the employment relationship today. Key federal and state laws including their requirements, provisions, and enforcement are reviewed and implication for employment and labor relations practices and policies are covered.

HRMT 714 Organizational Psychology 3 School of Management
This course will help students understand how individuals behave in the context of teams and organizations. Special attention is given to theories and approaches for motivation, communication, teamwork, and team development. Other topics include individual differences, perception, decision making, and the roles of power, politics and conflict in organizations. The use of human resource management practices to promote desirable organizational behaviors and attitudes will also be examined.

HRMT 722 Financial Decisions for HR Managers 3 School of Management
This course examines human resources management from a financial perspective. It demonstrates how the costs and impact of human resources management can be measured and used to improve decisions. Through this courses students learn how to determine the value created by, and make the business case, for human resources management.

HRMT 733 Labor Management Relations 4 School of Management
This course provides students with an understanding of fundamentals of labor-management relation in the U.S. It reviews the historical development and current situation of unions. It examines the development, application, and enforcement of key labor legislation. The collective bargaining process from organization of workers, to negotiation, to contract administration is covered.

HRMT 737 Methods of Research in Organizations 3 School of Management
Application of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to human resources and labor relations problem- solving in organizations. Problem identification, methodology, analytical techniques, research design, and report preparation are covered.

HRMT 744 Managing the Global Workforce 3 School of Management
This course will examine critical contemporary issues of managing people in the context of the global marketplace. Students will examine how multinational corporations (MNCs) select, train, develop, evaluate, motivate, and reward international assignees and local workforces in foreign subsidiaries. In addition, issues related to health and safety, employee/union relations, and business ethics will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how differences in economic development, political and legal institutions, public policy, and national culture and values shape and constrain human resource management decisions in MNCs.

HRMT 802 Talent Management 3 School of Management
This advanced course examines the role and techniques of human resources planning, recruitment, and selection in the contemporary organization. The use of planning and staffing strategies and models is reviewed. Techniques of job analysis, recruiting, interviewing, and data verification are also covered. HRIS applications are included.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: LR 0906 or HRMT 703 or MGMT 703 or MGMT 702

HRMT 803 Organizational Development and Change Management 3 School of Management
The purpose of this course is to examine how organizational capabilities can be developed using the theory and approaches related to organizational design and change. Emphasis will be placed on the use of human resource management practices and interventions to align the organization's work processes and structure to its goals, and to provide the organization with the flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing competitive environment. Resistance to organizational change will also be explored, with a focus on understanding how people react to organizational change and identifying opportunities to enhance the effective implementation of change.

HRMT 807 Training/Development of Human Resources 3 School of Management
This course examines the role of training and development in increasing individual and organizational effectiveness. The course reviews: adult learning behaviors; methodologies for conducting needs analysis; evaluation of training activities; systemic designs of instructional modules for skills training activities and management development programs; and the role of the training director and management in the training function.

HRMT 812 Management of Compensation 3 School of Management
The development, implementation, and administration of compensation programs are covered. Emphasis will be placed on a total rewards approach, including basic wages, incentives, special programs and the role of employee benefits. Consideration will be given to hourly, salaried, sales, professional, and executive compensation plans. Also included is practical application in how to analyze jobs, write job descriptions, develop a hierarchy of jobs, and determine the relative worth of each job by using job evaluation techniques.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite:LR 0906 or HRMT 703 or MGMT 703

HRMT 817 Management of Employee Benefits 3 School of Management
This course covers the establishment and administration of employee benefits programs. Evaluation, design, selection, negotiation, operation, and government reporting requirements of various plans are covered. ERISA requirements are reviewed in detail. Benefit programs studied will include health and welfare, retirement, capital accumulation, and statutory benefits such as disability, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite:LR 0906 or HRMT 703 or MGMT 703

HRMT 822 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3 School of Management
Disputes occur in all workplaces and business settings. Effective HRM and employee /labor relations managers need to understand how and why these disputes occur and how they can be resolved. This course examines the causes, consequences, and dynamics of dispute in the workplace and business settings; the role of ADR methods in dealing with such disputes, the design of ADR policies and procedures, and provides instruction in the successful use of negotiation, mediation and arbitration methods.

HRMT 842 The Collective Bargaining Process 3 School of Management
A study of strategies and tactics of collective bargaining from preparation to the dynamics of negotiation, to contract administration. Resolution of key issues of wages, benefits, working conditions, job security, seniority, and others are examined. Students apply course concepts through participation in mock negotiation exercises.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: HRMT 733

HRMT 872 Thesis/Practicum or Other Approved Research 3 School of Management
A thesis, practicum or other research as approved by the director. An area of investigation is selected by the student and after appropriate approval, the thesis, practicum, or research will proceed subject to continuous faculty direction and approval. Guidelines for the thesis or practicum may be obtained from the office of the director upon written request of a qualified student. A student must successfully complete 33 credits and be matriculated before registering for this course. A student desiring to register for the thesis or practicum is required to contact the director's office to arrange a personal interview during the semester prior to registration in HRMT 872.

HRMT 874 Internship in Human Resources and Labor Relationship 3 School of Management
An advanced elective course which permits the student to apply theoretical knowledge in a real world setting and gain supervised on the job experience. Term paper is required. Provides students with supervised professional experience in a human resources management or labor relations function in an outside organization. Students are expected to meet the professional standards of the organization to which they are assigned. A minimum of 150 hours of field experience is required. Students must meet regularly with their faculty field placement advisors. This course may be counted toward the specialization requirement. Grade will be pass or fail. See department for specific requirements and procedures. Completion of 9 graduate credits in the M.S. program and permission of the chair.

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HRMT 875 Human Resources Policies and Procedures 3 School of Management
Policy and procedure development is an integral human resources management function. Effective policies must comply with a complex set of employment laws and regulations, and they must be consistent with an organization's business goals, priorities and culture. Though this course, students will develop a set of policies and procedures. Issues involved in multi- state and multi- national operations, as well as electronic policy manuals, will be considered.

HRMT 882 Directed Studies 3 School of Management
The course facilitates individual or group study into selected human resource management or labor relations topics. The content focuses student efforts into a specialization supported by a faculty member but not covered in existing courses.

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HRMT 883 Comprehensive Examination 0 School of Management
The comprehensive examination is required for all students, except for those electing to do a thesis or practicum. This examination tests knowledge of concepts, theories, laws and policies of human resources management and labor relations at the level covered in the core courses. Pass/fail grade.

HRMT 887 Human Resource Management Seminar 3 School of Management
An advanced seminar that focuses on the contribution of human resource management practices to the achievement of an organization's strategic goals, and on the role of the human resources professional as a member of the management team.

HRMT 897 Maintain Matriculation 0 School of Management
Matriculated students who do not register for coursework in a regular semester (excluding summer) are required to maintain matriculation by registering for this course.