Human Resources Management (HRM)

Courses

HRM 298. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early in the semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript. Course is repeatable for credit.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
Fall and Spring.

HRM 362. Introduction to Human Resource Management. 3 Credits.

Personnel management: human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, motivation, fringe benefits, salary and wages, labor relations, and performance evaluation.
Fall and Spring.

HRM 460. Employee Development and Training. 3 Credits.

This course provides a detailed look at employee training and development in addition to career management. The goal of training is to improve knowledge, skills, attitudes, and/or behaviors as they relate to employees’ current position so that they can perform at a higher level. employee development is the process of building the skillsets employees need to take on additional responsibilities in their current job and/or receive future promotions. Both processes involve careful consideration of internal and external environmental forces and the mission and vision of the company. The course is designed to demonstrate how training, and development are integrated to support the organization’s strategic HRM practices as well as how they relate to other human resource management functions.
P: HRM 362 and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5
Fall Only.

HRM 465. Recruitment and Selection. 3 Credits.

This course provides a detailed look at staffing in organizations, including how organizations plan for their staffing needs, use job analysis to develop job descriptions and specifications, choose whether to recruit internally or externally, choose among job candidates, and use statistical analysis to validate selection criteria. The course examines and analyzes various recruitment methods and selection tools, as well as the theoretical and empirical support for each.
P: HRM 362
Spring.

HRM 466. Employment Law. 3 Credits.

This course provides a detailed look at the law pertaining to human resource management (HRM), including discrimination, occupational health and safety, labor standards, employee information and privacy, negligence, discipline and termination, employment contracts, and collective agreements. Students will learn the substantive law pertaining to HRM, the sources of that law, and how to identify and address legal risks.
P: HRM 362 and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5
Fall Only.

HRM 467. Compensation and Benefits Planning. 3 Credits.

Theories of compensation and work motivation and their impact on various reward systems and the rationale for decisions affecting the selection of benefits.
P: HRM 362
Spring Even.

HRM 468. Employee Relations. 3 Credits.

This course examines the employer-employee relationship including such topics as organizational policies, employee handbooks, handling complaints, resolving conflicts, managing change, managing diversity, interpersonal mistreatment in the workplace, and the impact of globalization on employee relations. Also covered are various aspects of labor relations, or the relationship between management, employees, and labor unions. In addition, this course explores the social sustainability and ethical implications of human resource management including the effects of high-performance work practices on employee well-being.
P: HRM 362
Fall Odd.

HRM 469. Performance Management and Job Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course provides an in-depth examination of performance management, including defining, measuring and evaluating performance and improving performance management systems. Other areas of focus are role of performance appraisal in performance management and methods to improve accuracy and reduce bias in performance appraisal. Students will also learn the methods and process of job analysis as well as how job analysis informs other key HRM functions. Additional topics include job descriptions, job design, job evaluation, and performance feedback. Legal, business case, and ethical implications of performance management and job design are discussed.
P: HRM 362
Fall Only.

HRM 470. Human Resource Management Analytics. 3 Credits.

This course examines how human resource management (HRM) metrics and analytics are used in evidence-based management. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data to assess the effectiveness of, and make decisions regarding, HRM functions including recruitment methods, training programs, wellness interventions, retention strategies, and performance management systems. Other key topics include validating selection criteria as predictors of performance, diversity and discrimination analytics, HRM information systems, and HRM consulting.
P: HRM 362; BUS ADM 220 or MATH 260 and overall GPA of 2.5
Spring.

HRM 478. Honors in the Major. 3 Credits.

Honors in the Major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Fall and Spring.

HRM 495. Teaching Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.

The student and supervising teacher must prepare a statement that identifies the course with which the assistantship will happen, objectives for the assistantship, and expectations in order to fulfill the course objectives. Students are not eligible to receive credit in both the course they assist the instructor with and the teaching assistantship in the same semester. Typically student has previously taken the course prior to enrollment in the assistantship. Course is repeatable for credit.
Fall and Spring.

HRM 496. Project/Research Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.

The student must prepare a research proposal, and both parties should identify the research arrangement and how the student will complete the work to fulfill the course objectives within the assigned term.
P: jr st.

HRM 497. Internship. 1-12 Credits.

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.
P: jr st.
Fall and Spring.

HRM 498. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early in the semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript. Course is repeatable for credit.
P: Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5
Fall and Spring.