Course Outline - Business Administration Program: Year 1 BUSI 221 Human Resource Management

Brief Course Description

Human Resource Management is a complex and strategically important factor in all successful business entities. The intent of this course is to provide an overview of the most important aspects in this field: human behaviour in organizations, personnel planning, job analysis and evaluation, staff recruitment and development, performance evaluation, compensation administration and fringe benefits, performance appraisals, and labour relations.

Course Prerequisites

COMM 121

Learning Objectives*

On completion of the Unit the candidate will be able to:
  1. Describe the purpose of human resource management {HRM).
  2. Explain the strategic connection between a firm's corporate goals and business plan.
  3. Identify factors that affect HRM.
  4. Understand the importance and impact of compensation and benefits.
  5. Define and explain the significance of other HRM topics such as recruitment, training, performance appraisals, and labour relations.
  6. Critique cases and provide solutions based on best practice using HRM principles.

Required course materials*

Schwind, H., Uggerslev, K., Wagar, T, Fassina, N., Bulmash, J. (2019). Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach (12th ed.). Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Course Duration

The Course Duration is 64 Hours

Homework Hours

Course Homework Hours will be 10 hours per week approximately.

Delivery Methods

Indicate how the course is delivered: X In-class instruction
  • Distance education
  • Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Teaching Methods*

Teaching Methods will Involve Seminar Format, Lecture format and Laboratory Format depending upon the course demand

Method(s) of Student Evaluation*

Type of Assessment Value
Discussion Forum 10%
Assignments 35%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 30%
TOTAL 100%

Completion Requirements*

A Candidate has to attain a minimum score of 50% overall to ensure successful course completion