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MBA 633 Human Resource Management
Holtsclaw, Charice L.


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

MBA633 Human Resource Management

Semester

S2P 2010 DL

Faculty

Holtsclaw, Charice L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

J.D. - Washburn School of Law
MBA - Park University
B.S. - Northwest Missouri State University

Office Location

by appt.

Office Hours

by appt. as needed

Daytime Phone

816-842-6700 (email preferred)

E-Mail

charice.holtsclaw@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 15 - May 9

Class Days

Monday - Sunday

Class Time

ends 12:00 midnight MST

Prerequisites

MBA 352 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Fisher, Schoenfeldt, & Shaw. Human Resource Management, Sixth Edition: 2006. ISBN 0-618-52786-9

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
MBA 633 Human Resource Management: This course is an extensive analysis of human resource management in the modern organization. Major functional areas including strategic human resource management, employment, compensation, benefits, employee and labor relations, training and development, human resource planning, personnel policy and procedures are discussed. Prerequisite: MG 352 or equivalent approved by Program Director.

Educational Philosophy:
  The major goal of this course is to help you understand the value in finding the right question to ask in a particular setting and knowing where to find the tools and resources to accomplish the task at hand.  The facilitator's educational philosophy centers around readings, cases and review questions because the best way to learn the topic is through application. Lectures and outside resources will supplement the readings to highlight important concepts, but class discussion and questions will be the main method which allows the concepts to sink in so that you will be able to apply them in a business setting. It is key that all assignments be completed to the best of your ability before coming to class (or before engaging in the online discussion), and you are prepared to discuss your answers with the class. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “human resource management” (HRM).
  2. Define the term “competitive advantage”.
  3. Explain how effective human resource management may contribute to competitive advantage.
  4. Explain how the nature of work is changing and how this phenomenon impacts HRM.
  5. Describe how HRM practices are developed in response to an HR plan.
  6. Describe and explain how an organization conducts a job analysis.
  7. Describe and explain the choices involved in planning a recruitment strategy.
  8. Identify and describe three used in the selection process.
  9. Describe how training needs are assessed.
  10. Describe the steps involved in management succession planning.
  11. Specify the standards of effective performance appraisal systems.
  12. Describe three different types of appraisal rating systems.
  13. Explain how effective compensation systems enhance competitive advantage.
  14. Identify and describe three different pay-for-performance programs.
  15. Describe how employers should manage the risk of sexual harassment.
  16. Explain why workers join unions.
  17. Identify and explain the major causes of workplace accidents.
  18. Identify and describe three HRM practices that are issues in the management of host-country employees.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 

Methods of instruction: Lecture; Readings; Cases and Exercises; Discussion; Team Project; Article Reviews; Examination.
 
 

Grading Rubrics

Discussion (Weekly points possible: 20)

-          10 points for posting under each topic by Thursday midnight

-          10 points for responding to at least two other students under each topic in a thoughtful and analytical manner

Homework (weekly points possible: 30)

-          10 points for answering the correct questions and submitting by midnight on Thursday

-          20 points for effort, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness of the responses, including application to weekly subject matter

Team Project (points possible: 25)

-          10 points for feedback from your teammates regarding your level of participation and cooperation

-          15 points per team member for the content of the project – whether it fully addresses the topic, incorporates resources (textbook or outside), and is presented in a professional manner

Quizzes (weekly points possible: 10)

-          True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill-in-the-blank questions from the weekly readings; 1 point each

Article Reviews (points possible: 25)

-          10 points for selection of relevant article and proper citations

-          15 points for analysis and application to course

Final Exam (points possible: 250)

-          Comprehensive exam covering all chapters discussed in the course

-          Essay questions graded on application to course, thoughtfulness/thoroughness of responses

Grading:
 

Methods of evaluation:

Weekly assignments from chapters                210 points

Reviews on HRM articles (2 @ 25 pts)        50  

Team Project                                               25

Quizzes                                                        70  

Weekly Discussion activities                         160  

Exam over Learning Objectives                    250  

Total possible points                                     765

Method of conversion of points to grade at end of term:

 90% or more = A

80% - 89% = B

70% - 79% = C

less than 70% = not acceptable for consideration as graduate work.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will not be accepted without prior approval from Instructor.  Deadline for submitting approved late work and applicable point deduction will be determined by Instructor on a case by case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time both in class and out of class each week including but not limited to participating in weekly class discussions, sending/receiving Email, completing quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web.  A rule of thumb is that you should spend approximately 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or engaging in group work and discussion.

I expect students to think and question throughout the course.  The focus of my lectures is not to summarize the very well-written text.  Rather, I will attempt to point out highlights and insights that the authors raise as well as reinforce the provocative questions raised.  As stated above, the core of this course is to know the questions to ask.  Without knowing the correct question to ask, the answer is virtually meaningless.  So, do not feel like this is an "I give you information and you give it back" course.  This is an interactive dialogue in which you, as the student, are a vital participant.

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32


Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:3/8/2010 12:42:17 PM