COURSE SYLLABUS: MGMT 3324-SA02, Human Resource Management
1. Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio Campus, School of Business
learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind.
3. Course: MGMT 3324 – SA03, Human Resource Management
4. Term: Winter 2009; November 9, 2009 – February 13, 2010 (1st night of class: 11 Nov)
5. Instructor: Barry M. Beard, MSM
6. Office Phone and email: 210-826-7595, ext 229 or 210 (WBUSA Campus); Home Ph: 210-265-3236 (message system available); Cell Phone: 210-845-7407; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Office Hours, Building, and Location: (Home or cell) M-W-F 9a-5p; T-TH 2p-5p
8. Class Meeting Time and Location: Wednesday, 6-10:10pm; FSH, Bldg 2248/Room 200
9. Catalog Description: Impact of external and internal environment upon the activities of personnel/human resource managers; functions including job requirements, planning, recruiting, selection, training, development, evaluation, labor relations, discipline, compensation, safety, and health. Credit will not be awarded for both MGMT 3324 and HLAD 3324.
10. Prerequisites: MGMT 3304
11. Required Textbook and Resources:
Managing Human Resources
12. Optional Materials: Applicable websites, magazines, associated books and DVDs as deemed appropriate in class
13. Course Outcome Competencies:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
· Describe and classify the global marketplace for Human Resource Management.
· Interpret technology aspects of Human resource Management.
· Determine changes in demographic and workplace needs.
· Explain the importance of development of human capital (training) and examine models of training.
· Assess the Human Resource environment using market indicators in Human Resource Management.
· Develop strategies of cost containment through Human Resource Management.
· Interpret legal requirements for Human Resource Management.
· Develop Human resource policy for a firm.
· Prepare for the Professional Human Resource Certification Examination.
14. Attendance Requirements: Students will make every effort to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent for any legitimate reason; i.e., you are providentially hindered due to work requirements, illness or emergency—you must contact the instructor and advise/explain. The instructor will determine a makeup plan for missed class work. Three absences (25% of the 11-week period) may constitute failure. If you anticipate excessive absences, you should consider withdrawal according to WBU’s policy. Three tardies/early departures equal one absence. An unexcused absence/tardy/early departure reduces grade average based on instructor’s discretionary point allowance.
15. Disability Statement: “In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university. The Coordinator of Counseling Services serves as the coordinator of students with a disability and should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 291- 3765. Documentation of a disability must accompany any request for accommodations.”
16: Course Requirements and Grading Criteria:
Examinations/Quizzes: - Mid-term (16 Dec) / Final (10 Feb ) = 50% of the final grade (25% each)
- Two quizzes (one each prior to mid-term and final = 10% of final grade (5% each)
1st Assignment (A1) - Oral presentation (2 Dec; 5-minute) = 5% of final grade (outline required only)
2nd Assignment (A2) - Written project (27Jan; 8-10 pp/dbl space; APA format) = 15% of final grade (see handout)
3rd Assignment (A3) - Team project; course related/TBD on size of class (10 Feb) = 10% of final grade (“ “)
Attendance/Participation- Instructor’s subjectivity/discretionary points = 10% of final (5% each)
Grading: 100-90(A); 89-80(B); 79-70(C); 69-60(D); 59-below(F). *I use a weighted point system based on % times number grade. For Example: Score 85 on exam @ 25% weight of total; [85 x .25 = 21.25 points], etc.
STUDENTS WILL SELECT WRITTEN TOPICS FROM INSTRUCTOR’S GIVEN LIST 1st class.
17. Tentative Schedule: (Calendar, Topics, Assignments)
Week Date Activity/Requirements/Reading assignments:
1 11 Nov Admin/Expectations/syllabus/Assignment requirements; Chaps 1-2 (rvw 3-4)
2 18 Nov Chaps 3-4; Chapter discussions; Case Studies rvw: Chaps 5-6
23-28 Nov HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (No classes)
3 2 Dec Chaps 5-6; Discussions; A1 Presentation; Quiz1
4 9 Dec ^Case Study Assignment for Teams; Midterm review study: Chaps 7-8
5 16 Dec Chaps 7-8; Discussions; Midterm Exam (Chaps 1-8)
21 Dec-2 Jan 2010 MERRY CHRISTMAS! & HAPPY NEW YEAR! (No Classes)
6 6 Jan Chaps 8-9; Discussions; Case Studies rvw: Chaps 10-11
7 13 Jan Chaps 10-11; Discussions; Case Studies; Discuss A3 rvw: Chaps 12-13
8 20 Jan Chaps 12-13; Discussions; A2 outline & abstract due rvw: Chaps 14-15
9 27 Jan Chaps 14-15; Discussions; A2 Report Due rvw: Chap 16
10 3 Feb Chap 16; Discussions; A3 Team Projects begin; Quiz2; Final Exam Review
11 10 Feb A3 Team Projects (cont); Final Exam (Chaps 9-16) End of Course
18. Additional information.
Statements of Understanding:
This class will adhere to zero tolerance for anyone using someone else’s work as their own. It will result in course failure if written or verbal presentations are plagiarized. Any research or report paper is subject to comparison with online document screeners at the discretion of the instructor.
Students are responsible for reading, understanding, obeying, and respecting all academic policies. Added emphasis is placed upon academic progress policies appearing in the WBU Academic Catalog applicable to their curriculum and/or program of study.
Class participation and attendance are key requirements to succeed. Student participation in discussions enriches each one’s knowledge and appreciation of the principles of Human Resource Management and how its principles can be applied to the work environment. Opportunities to participate include class discussions, team presentations, Q&A, reading assignments, and timely work turned in by due date. Untimely work (work turned in pass due date) will receive a markdown in grade/points at the following cumulative rate: 1 pt for one day late; 2 additional points if 2-3 days late; 4 additional if 4-6 days late (totaling 7 pts off.) The assignment will receive a zero if one week late.
There may be opportunities for bonus points on exams and extra credit for class work at the discretion of the instructor.
The instructor holds the right to make adjustments to this syllabus and its contents in the best interest of the class and course objectives.
Please render proper courtesy and respect in language and actions to members of the class. There is no place for foul language during class sessions. Respect for all opinions is necessary for academic freedom and personal achievement and fulfillment.