At AIU, more of the courses you will take in this specialization will be devoted to your area of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management, your classes can include:
Employee Recruitment and Selection
This course examines the process of recruitment, selection, and human resource record keeping in organizations. Topics covered for the essential functions of recruitment and selection include ethics, legal requirements, job analysis, job descriptions, and selection tools. It also presents how the effective management of people and jobs depends on accurate, reliable, comprehensive, and current personnel information. This course presents the practical approaches to managing these invaluable human resource records.
Personnel Organization and Policy
In order to select and secure proper human resource for organizational needs, personnel policies must be in place to guide personnel selection, compensation planning and performance management. In addition, policies must be established for progressive disciplinary process and motivational alternatives. These policies must be linked with organizational strategy to develop human resources as a competitive advantage. They must also be linked with proper career management and employee retention activities. This course covers the basic aspects of policy writing for selection, performance management, disciplinary process, employee motivation, and career management.
Building Teams and Resolving Conflict
This course examines principles of team building and conflict resolution. Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.
Diversity in the Workforce
This course addresses the experience of work as it varies with gender and ethnic background. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes, discrimination and harassment, career choice, occupational segregation, employment patterns, group differences related to fair testing and employment practices, and the relationship of diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring and power.
Employee Compensation and Benefits
Compensation plays a critical role in modern organizations. An effective compensation system enables the organization to achieve organizational goals, improve productivity, and motivate employees. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of compensation and benefits.
Employment and Labor Law
The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the legal environment of the modern workplace, including an awareness of the legal, social, economic and political forces impacting the law, and responsive strategies for the business manager. Some of the key areas covered include the law impacting the workplace, the employer-employee contract, anti-discrimination law, employee testing and privacy, regulatory agencies, retirement compensation, workers compensation, and other statutory rights.
Training and Development
This course examines the various training and human resource development techniques utilized by corporations to improve employee and organizational effectiveness. The focus will be on needs assessment and analysis, training design and implementation, evaluation techniques, and management succession planning.
Performance Management and Employee Services
In this course, students will learn to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage a business. The main objective of the course is to experience the challenges of starting and financing a new company. The main focus will be in-depth exposure to the process of starting and scaling an enterprise from an idea and business plan into a company, examining and exploring the entrepreneurial process, and analyze business decisions that entrepreneurs face.
Survey of Human Resource Management
This course will cover all basic aspects of the field of Human Resources Management. Topics to be discussed will include Employment Law, The Employment Process, Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development, Employee Motivation, Employee Safety, and Labor Relations. This course will also offer a selection of topics that will provide students with the opportunity to delve deeper into specialized areas and explore "hot topics" in Human Resources.
Management and Leadership of Organizations
This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.
Management Information Systems
This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.
The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.
View the Course Catalog.
Course content subject to change.