Texas Woman’s University
School of Management
BUS 5273.49: Spring III 2014
Course Title: Human Resource Administration
Course Dates: March 31, 2014 – May 9, 2014
Dr. Christopher Harris
Email: [email protected]
Office: CFO 514
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am – 10:30am or by appointment
Human resource programming, job requirements, sources of labor supply, selection procedures, training programs, job evaluation, salary administration, employee communication, union-management relations. Credit: 3 hours.
Course Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, a student should be able to:
1. Examine the current issues, trends, and legislation that impact the field of human resource management. This will include ethical issues in HR, global diversity, employee relations, workplace health, safety, and security issues, and other trends. 2. Demonstrate the necessary skills for planning workforce needs, and the recruitment and selection of employees. 3. Evaluate various techniques and methods to maximize motivation and performance. 4. Assess the training and development needs within an organization, and critique various approaches for meeting these needs. 5. Describe how to develop and administer a compensation and benefits program. 6. Explain the labor management issues that arise in a union environment. Students will examine the federal laws that govern labor relations, and acquire an understanding of the collective bargaining process and resolution of grievances.
1. Mathis, R.L, & Jackson, J.H. (2012). Human Resource Management: Essential Perspectives (6th Ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. ISBN # 978-0-538-48170-0
2. Harvard Business School Cases and Readings. See Below.
3. Additional readings posted on Blackboard
The HBS cases and readings for the course are as follows:
Cases can be purchased by following the coursepack link listed below.
Coursepack Link: http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/23585920 Hammond, Learning by Case Method (376-241)
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (601-163)
Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (403-008)
Cirque du Soleil (403-006)
Further contact information:
Harvard cases can be purchased at the educational rate from Harvard Business School Publishing. Contact information is as follows:
Phone: 1-800-545-7685 or 617-783-7600 (outside U.S. and Canada)
Email: [email protected]
Harvard Business School Publishing
60 Harvard Way
Boston, MA 02163
Group Written Case Study Analysis
During the first week of class students will form groups of no more than 5 students. Each group will analyze 1 of the Harvard Business Case Studies. As there are only 3 case studies, each case will have multiple groups. Click on “Written Case Analysis Group” in the menu on the left hand side of the page in Blackboard to enroll in a group. Once a group has 5 members, the group is full and no one else can join. Once a group is formed exchange contact information with your fellow group members and begin working together. Read read Learning by the Case Method prior to beginning your case analysis. There is no “one best way” to analyze a case. After reading the above material, design your own process for case analyses. You will most likely improve on your design as you work through other cases. The written case analysis should be approximately 7 pages in length or longer. The case analysis is not a summary of the case and is not simply answering the case briefing question. Analyze the case following the procedures outlined in Learning by the Case Method. More specifically, in Learning by the Case...
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