Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

The graduate certificate program in Human Resource Management provides students with a strong foundation to advance within the evolving human resource profession, with coursework in human relations, advanced human resource management and compensation strategies. The program prepares students for positions managing the interaction of personnel and covers the latest HR protocols in today’s evolving business climate.

Courses required are listed below. Please click on the course to read a description.

plus-sign BAM 510 Human Resource Management

3 Semester Units

This course examines the concepts, models, procedures, tools, and techniques of human resource management. Aspects of the individual and how the work environment influences people at work is explored, and the emphasis on recent and relevant findings from the behavioral sciences and other disciplines is discussed to help students apply appropriate human resource approaches in their organizational settings.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish the human resources responsibilities of line and staff (HR) managers.
  • Cite specific discriminatory personnel management practices in recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, layoffs, and benefits.
  • Discern at least three methods of collecting job analysis information including interviews, questionnaires, and observation.
  • Convey at least six factors that affect the usefulness of interviews.
  • Analyze important factors that shape ethical behavior at work.

 

plus-sign BAM 515 Organizational Behavior

3 Semester Units

This course provides students an in-depth review of available theory and research on the behavior, structure, and process of organizations. Formal organizations and their structure will be critically examined, and human motivations and their constructive application to oneself and others will be discussed. Applicable behavioral science theories will be explored and students will be able to effectively apply the relevant concepts to the management of organizations.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess how and why organizational behavior determines the effectiveness of an organization.
  • Analyze research areas of organizational behavior such as learning, motivation, leadership, group behavior and communication.
  • Evaluate the nature of power and organizational politics.
  • Consider the relationship between organizational design and an organization’s structure.
  • Critique the various theories and models that explain why and how people and groups behave as they do.

 

plus-sign BAM 535 Advanced Human Resource Management

3 Semester Units

This course covers the contexts of human resource management, staffing, employee development and compensation with emphasis on developing employee relations, working with organized labor, managing workplace safety and health and international human resource management challenges.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of human resource management and describe the environment and legal aspects of human resource management.
  • Examine the staffing process and what human resource development means.
  • Analyze various components of human resource management, such as compensation, benefits, safety, and health.
  • Examine the importance of employee and labor relations.
  • Analyze how operating in a global environment affects human resource management in an organization.

 

plus-sign BAM 545 Strategic Compensation

3 Semester Units

This course examines the importance of employees as a key element of strategic compensation programs. More specifically, the course explores how human resource professionals, along with other business professionals, design strategic compensation programs to promote companies' success in competitive markets.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the strategic importance of compensation to the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Examine the links between compensation objectives and business strategies.
  • Compose the basic competencies required for the development and management of compensation systems.
  • Assess how compensation management can become a competitive advantage.

 

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