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MBA 633 Human Resource Management
Bridgewater, Felicia


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MBA 633 Human Resource Management

Semester

F2P 2012 DLA

Faculty

Bridgewater, Dr. Felicia

Title

Professor

Degrees/Certificates

ED.D. - Nova Southeastern University
Master of Arts in Management/Master of Arts in HRD – Webster University
B.S. – Morgan State University

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 11am – 3pm

Daytime Phone

904-442-6393 (email preferred)

E-Mail

felicia.bridgewater@park.edu

fabridge@bellsouth.net

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Cascio, W. (2013). Managing Human Resources: Productivity, Quality of Work Life, Profits. New York: McGraw-Hill (ISBN: 978-0-07-802971-2).

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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 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:
 

Threaded Discussion Questions (15 points/week, 120 points total)

Description: There will be discussion questions in weeks 1-8. Each posting should be 100-150 words. Initial posts are due on Wednesday before midnight CT (Central Time). After posting your answers, begin making 2 or more replies to other students' posts. Replies are due by Sunday.

Quizzes (15 points/week, 120 points total)

Description: There will be 10 multiple choice questions assigned from each chapter (20 questions total) weekly to be completed on Monday of each week. These questions are intended to reinforce the material read in your text.

Case studies (15 points/week, 120 points total)

Description:

  • In Weeks 1, and 4 through 8, A case analysis based on chapter cases and case discussion questions are due to the Instructor via the drop box by Sunday midnight CT (Central Time). The case analysis will be roughly 1-3 pages double spaced. When citing information use APA format.
  • In Weeks 2 and 3, Case analyses are to be written, based on the journal article assigned for those weeks readings.

Research Paper (320 points)

Description: In week 8, there is an approximately 20 page APA-formatted research paper due in the form of a literature review on “the relationship between competitive advantage and training and development in the workplace.” The paper will be developed in stages, with each stage having its own due date.

  • The topic and thesis statement is due by the end of Week 2, Sunday, midnight CT.
  • The outline of the paper is due by the end of Week 3, Sunday, midnight CT.
  • A bibliography or list of journal articles (evidence of research progress) is due by the end of Week 4, Sunday, midnight CT.
  • A rough draft for my review is due by the end of Week 6, Sunday, midnight CT.
  • The final paper is due no later than Wednesday of Week 8, at midnight CT.

Final Exam (320 points)

Description: In week 8, there is a final exam. This exam will be in essay format, based on application of course material to analysis of the content presented in assigned journal articles. This will be open book, open notes, etc., and needs to be submitted by the last day of Week 8.

Grading:


Point Distribution and Grading Scale

Activity

Points

Threaded Discussion Questions (15 points each x 8)

120

Quizzes (15 points each x 8)

120

Case analyses (15 points each x 8)

120

Research Paper

320

Final Exam

320

Total

1000

Grading Scale

A = 100-90% = 1000 - 900 points
B = 89-80% = 899 - 800 points
C = 79-70% = 799 - 700 points
D = 69-60% = 699 - 600 points
F = less than 60% = less than 600 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

In a graduate course, I understand that work, military deployments, and other issues can interfere with academic deadlines. Please contact me as soon as you become aware that something is going to interfere with turning in an assignment. If arrangements are not made, late work will have 10% deducted per day until the assignment is turned in. If not turned in within four days from the due date, a grade of “F” will be assigned

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week 1

Readings Textbook

Chapter 1: Human Resources in a Globally Competitive Business Environment

Chapter 2: The Financial Impact of Human Resource Management Activities

Articles

Dunn, S., & Jasinski, D. (2009). The role of new hire orientation programs. Journal of Employment Counseling, 46, 115-127.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete Case Analysis 2-1, and submit to the Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Research Paper - Review the description and grading criteria located under the Course Home button.

Week 2

Readings Textbook

Chapter 3: The Legal Context of Employment Decisions

Chapter 4: Diversity at Work

Articles

Rosenfeld, S. (2004). Art and design as competitive advantage: A creative enterprise cluster in the Western United States. European Planning Studies, 12(6), 891-904.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete Article Analysis and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Research paper (10 points) - Submit topic and thesis statement to DropBox by Sunday midnight, CT

Week 3

Readings Textbook

Chapter 5: Planning for People

Chapter 6: Recruiting

Articles

Schreurs, B., Derous, E., DeWitte, K., Proost, K., Andriessen, K., & Glabeke, K. (2005). Attracting potential applicants to the military: The effects of initial face-to-face contacts. Human Performance, 18(2), 105-122.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete Article Analysis and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Research paper (10 points) - Submit outline of the paper to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT

Week 4

Readings Textbook

Chapter 7 – Staffing

Chapter 8 – Workplace Training

Articles

Lee, T., Tzeng, W., Lin, C., & Yeh, M. (2009). Effects of a preceptorship programme on turnover rate, cost, quality and professional development. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 1217-1225.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete end of chapter questions and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Research paper (10 points) - Submit Bibliography to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.

Week 5

Readings Textbook

Chapter 7 – Staffing

Chapter 8 – Workplace Training

Articles

Jeston, J. (May 2008). High performance management. Industrial Engineer, 33-37.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete Case Analysis 9-1 and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.

Week 6

Readings Textbook

Chapter 11 – Pay and Incentive Systems

Chapter 12 – Indirect Compensation: Employee Benefit Plans

Articles

John, K., & Qian, Y. (April 2003). Incentive features in CEO compensation in the banking industry. Economic Policy Review, 109-121.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete end of chapter questions and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Research paper (25 points) - Submit rough draft for review by Sunday midnight, CT.

Week 7

Readings Textbook

Chapter 13 – Union Representation and Collective Bargaining

Chapter 14 – Procedural Justice and Ethics in Employee Relations

Articles

Shafiro, M., Hanson, G., Truxillo, D., & Hammer, L. (2007). Employee reactions to a reduction in benefit-related compensation: A fairness perspective. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 10(2), 105-125.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete Case Analysis 14-1 and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.

Week 8

Readings Textbook

Chapter 15: Safety, Health, and Employee Assistance Programs

Chapter 16: International Dimensions of Human Resource Management

Articles

Crossman, R., Crossman, D., & Lovely, J. (June 2009). Human performance improvement. Professional Safety, 63-72.

(This article can be found in the Park Library Ebsco Host Academic Search Premier database: http://www.park.edu/library/database.aspx or https://pegleg.park.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp).

Activities

  • Review the Chapter Outlines and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Quiz (15 points) – Complete by Monday midnight, CT.
  • Threaded Discussion (15 points) – First post due Wednesday midnight, CT. Respond to two or more classmates by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Homework (15 points) – Complete Case Analysis 14-1 and submit to Dropbox by Sunday midnight, CT.
  • Research paper (250 points) - Submit final draft to the Dropbox by Wednesday midnight, CT
  • Final exam (320 points) - Submit to the Dropbx by Friday midnight, CT.

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:

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.

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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

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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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