MBA 633 Human Resource Management
F2P 2012 DLA
Bridgewater, Dr. Felicia
ED.D. - Nova Southeastern UniversityMaster of Arts in Management/Master of Arts in HRD – Webster UniversityB.S. – Morgan State University
Mon-Thurs 11am – 3pm
904-442-6393 (email preferred)
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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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
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)
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.
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.
Point Distribution and Grading Scale
Threaded Discussion Questions (15 points each x 8)
Quizzes (15 points each x 8)
Case analyses (15 points each x 8)
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
Chapter 1: Human Resources in a Globally Competitive Business Environment
Chapter 2: The Financial Impact of Human Resource Management Activities
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).
Chapter 3: The Legal Context of Employment Decisions
Chapter 4: Diversity at Work
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.
Chapter 5: Planning for People
Chapter 6: Recruiting
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.
Chapter 7 – Staffing
Chapter 8 – Workplace Training
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.
Jeston, J. (May 2008). High performance management. Industrial Engineer, 33-37.
Chapter 11 – Pay and Incentive Systems
Chapter 12 – Indirect Compensation: Employee Benefit Plans
John, K., & Qian, Y. (April 2003). Incentive features in CEO compensation in the banking industry. Economic Policy Review, 109-121.
Chapter 13 – Union Representation and Collective Bargaining
Chapter 14 – Procedural Justice and Ethics in Employee Relations
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.
Chapter 15: Safety, Health, and Employee Assistance Programs
Chapter 16: International Dimensions of Human Resource Management
Crossman, R., Crossman, D., & Lovely, J. (June 2009). Human performance improvement. Professional Safety, 63-72.
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