Specialization in Human Resource Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bernadette Baum

This area of specialization focuses on managing people, the human resource of the organization. Moving beyond common sense and good interpersonal skills, these courses provide students with the knowledge to recruit, select, train, evaluate and compensate employees. Students learn how changes in the workplace, such as governmental regulations, global competition, developing technologies and organizational transformations, influence the performance and productivity of workers. Technical knowledge and practical skills for dealing with a multicultural workforce offer students new ideas on leadership and effective tools for managing human resource.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Complete a job analysis of a specific job to be used for recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, training and compensation.
  2. Develop a recruiting plan and design a selection process for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting candidates for employment for jobs within an organization.
  3. Conduct a needs assessment and design a training program for current employees on a specific topic related to organizational goals.
  4. Assess benefits relevant to the employee population and organizational structure, and formulate a compensation system based upon merit, knowledge, and skill acquisition.
  5. Recognize, analyze, and effectively address ethical, legal and safety challenges faced in the workplace, and develop methods designed to prevent employer liability.


Program Requirements (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):