MBA633 Human Resource Management

for S2P 2013

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MBA 633 Human Resource Management


S2P 2013 MBD


Miceli, Nicholas


Associate Professor of Human Resource Management


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, (1996).

Office Location

Norrington 207.

Office Hours

Available as needed by appointment.

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

Monday, March 18, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM


MG352 or equivalent approved by program director.

Credit Hours


Cascio, W. (2012). Managing human resources: Productivity, quality of work life, profits (9th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin ( 0078029171 978-0078029172).

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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. (Formerly MG630)

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of application, based on prior preparation (reading), discussion preferred, lecture when necessary. Strong emphasis will be placed on research and writing, with quantitative analysis and interpretation as appropriate. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

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 include: Lecture; Discussion Questions; Readings; Case Studies; Chapter Exercises; Individual Research Paper and Presentation; Article Review; Quizzes; Comprehensive Exam.


  1. Weekly assignments from chapters. Points for assignment accuracy, thoroughness, and relevance to course (6 @ 15 points = 90 points).
  2. Article review (HBR, SMR, CMR, etc.). Points for article relevance to course, article relevance to assignment, accuracy of content, and thoroughness (1 @ 35 points).
  3. Individual research paper and presentation. Points for project relevance to assignment, accuracy of content, thoroughness, proper research and supporting citations, professionally written, and individual presentation (50 points for paper; 50 points for presentation = 100 points).
  4. Quizzes. Quizzes (short answer) over weekly course subject matter, including core learning objectives (6 @ 10 points = 60 points).
  5. Weekly participation/Discussion/Attendance. Class discussion and group interaction will be the main method of learning in this course. Students are expected to participate in weekly class discussions and group break out sessions. Points earned weekly for participation (6 @ 15 points = 90 points).
  6. Final exam. The final exam consists of a comprehensive review of subject matter reviewed during the course, including core learning objectives. The exam structure can include short answer, comprehensive, and essay questions (1 @ 150 points).

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Coursework is considered late if not submitted electronically, via email ( by 5:30 p.m. CST on the class date it is due. Late submissions will not be accepted without prior approval from instructor. The acceptance of late work and applicable point deduction will be determined on a case by case basis.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Part 1 (Overview),     pp.      1 -  42.
Week 2: Part 2 (Planning),        pp.   43 - 176.
Week 3: Part 3 (Acquiring),      pp. 177 - 372.
Week 4: Part 4 (Development), pp. 373 - 572.
Week 5: Part 5 (Maintenance),  pp. 573 - 730.
Week 6: Part 6 (Multinational),  pp. 731 - 789.
Week 7: Paper presentations. Review.
Week 8: Final Exam.

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22


Plagiarism is 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21

Attendance Policy:

Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

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: .

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