To complete the concentration, students must take three courses.
- Choose two of the following
- Choose one of the following
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
An advanced study of current recruitment and selection practices of organizations both public and private. Emphasis is placed on common tests that are used and an examination of these tests for applicability in specific situations. Legislation related to EEO an Affirmative Action programs are discussed. Offered once a year.
TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
An intensive study of personnel training and development in contemporary organizations. Emphasis is placed upon the identification of training needs, program design, choice of training methods, and evaluation of results. Classroom activities focus on application with students designing and presenting training seminars. Offered once a year.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The course addresses the total rewards available in an organization. The first goal is to learn how to design a pay system that is efficient, legally compliant, and fair/ethical. This is done through such topics as pay strategy, internal pay alignment, external competitiveness, pay for performance, and legal compliance. The second goal is to learn how to design a benefits plan that supports company objectives. This is done through such topics as retirement plans, health insurance plans, and legally required benefits. The third goal is to learn about work-life programs.
LIFE AND CAREER PLANNING
This course is designed to develop your life and career skills to meet the challenges associated with changing careers and changing jobs. Topics include: enhancing your self-esteem, balancing life and career, tapping interests, aptitudes and values, self-marketing, resumes and interviews and strategic career planning to achieve life and career goals. This is a Human Resource Management and a Leadership and Change Management course. Offered once a year.
The nontraditional course relies predominantly upon experiential learning to enhance students' ability to get what they want through negotiation. It is a skill-building course designed to help each individual student become persuasive, both personally and professionally. The course makes use of lecture, class discussion, various stress negotiation assignments and a major bargaining exercise. It builds upon failures as well as successes, enabling students to identify their own individual negotiations style. Students completing the course will have developed the ability to compete successfully in future negotiation situations at all levels and to refine the tools and techniques they learned during the quarter. Offered three times a year.
The purpose of the course is to identify how a supervisor or firm owner is legally regulated in connection with the management of her or his workforce, as well as the management implications of the regulation. In this way, the student will learn of the legal ramifications of human resource management decisions. Topics which will be addressed include discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability and national origin, sexual harassment, drug and other forms of testing, regulation of hiring and firing decisions, privacy rights and regulation of off-work conduct. Class activities may also focus on understanding bias and prejudice in managerial decision-making. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 555
Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in management.