BUAD 4303 –Human Resource Management
Mid-America Christian University
PROFESSOR: DR. STEVE SLOAN MSM, JD, PHR
This three-credit-hour course deals with human relations and adjustment in all form of institutional
and business organizations. The course includes issues such as the proper placement of the
individual, training, incentives, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement.
Monday 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday 10:45-11:45 a.m.; 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Thursday 10:45-11:45 a.m.; 2:15-4:15 p.m.
CONTACT INFORMATION: 405-692-3158; firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED COURSE TEXT
George Bolander and Scott Snell, Managing Human Resources, 14th Edition, (Cincinnati: Thomson
Note: Class is taught with the assumption that the assigned reading material has been read before
the class session and each student has the required text for class.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES (All learning objectives are aligned with the Mid-America Christian
University School of Business objectives found on page 60 of the Mid-America Christian
Upon completion of his course the student should have been introduced to:
1. human resource management in perspective to the role of the human resource
management and equal employment opportunity; (SBO 1-5)
2. meeting human resource requirements including job requirements, planning,
recruitment, and selection; (SBO 1-5)
3. developing effectiveness in human resources including training, career
development, and performance appraisal; (SBO 1-5)
4. implementing compensation and security by managing compensation and
employee benefits; (SBO 1-5)
5. enhancing employee-management relations through effective management of
employee rights and discipline; (SBO 1-5)
6. international human resource management. (SBO 1-5)
The course objectives will be met with the following methods:
2. class discussion
4. Any other method that will facilitate the learning process.
GRADING PROCEDURES: (The instructor reserves the right to make changes or additions to
this syllabus. All assignments are aligned with the Mid-America Christian University School of
Business objectives found on page 60 of the Mid-America Christian University Catalog and the
learning objectives found on page 1 of this syllabus.
Case Studies: Students are required to do one set of case study questions found at the end of each
chapter in groups of three students. This will usually be done on Tuesday and due on Thursday.
Quizzes: A quiz over one or two chapters will usually be given every other Thursday.
Mid-term Exam: A mid-term exam will be given on Thursday of the ninth week.
Final Exam: A final exam will be given the sixteenth week.
Employee Handbook Assignment: Students are required to do an employee handbook for a fictional
company. Details of the assignment will be given later in the semester.
Other Assignments: Other assignments may be given during the semester to facilitate the learning
a. Students will be awarded five (5) points per week for answering questions,
discussion, and proper classroom etiquette.
b. The five (5) class participation points will not be awarded for disruptive or
uncooperative behavior as determined by the instructor.
Grades will be determined as follows:
A (Excellent) = 90-100%
B (Above Average) = 80-89%
C (Average) = 70-79%
D (Below Average) = 60-69%
F (Failure) = 59% and below
Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Work is late when it is not turned in at the
beginning of the class period when it is due. LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
EXCEPT UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
Students will be given a zero (0) for missed tests. If the student has legitimate,
extenuating circumstances beyond his/her control for missing a test such as a death in the family,
documented hospitalization, or other serious emergencies the professor will consider giving a
make-up test on a case-by-case basis. A make-up test will not automatically be given. To request a
make-up test the student must submit within seven (7) days of the date the test is originally given a
typed letter to the professor requesting a make-up test and explaining the circumstances beyond
his/her control for missing the test. The decision to give a make-up test rests with the professor.
In accordance with the College's attendance policy found in the Mid-America Christian University
Catalog students are expected to attend all classes. Because circumstances sometimes arise that
prevent a student from attending class, students are allowed six (6) total absences in a Tue-Thu.
class including absences for school business. On the seventh (7) absence the student will be given
an F in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of all absences including those for
school business. Students are expected to be on time to class. Five (5) points will be counted off the
student's total grade for each two (2) tardies. Students are tardy if they arrive in class after role is
taken. Students should expect roll to be taken promptly at the beginning of the scheduled class
period. (9:25 a.m.)
James 1: 19-20 says, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to
speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God."
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a business-like and Christ-like manner. Students are
expected to treat others with respect and courtesy. Matthew 7:12 says, “Therefore whatever you
want men to do to you, do also them." Treat others the way you want them to treat you. Rude and
discourteous behavior is not expected and will not be tolerated. The following behavior is
expected from all students in class:
1. Being seated when it is time for class to begin ( 9:25 a.m. ).
2. Staying in class the entire class period. The professor reserves the right to
count any student absent that leaves class early without clearing it with the
professor first. It is proper business and classroom etiquette to notify the one
presiding over a class or meeting before the meeting starts of the need to leave
3. Being prepared for class, including reading assignments before class.
4. Having the proper classroom materials including books, paper, and writing
utensils. Get into the habit of having something to take notes with in any
5. Good faith effort in answering questions and taking part in class discussion
6. Learning and having a good time at it.
The following behavior exhibits poor business etiquette and is not expected in class:
1. Arriving to class late. The professor reserves the right to count any student
absent that arrives to class fifteen (15) minutes late or later.
2. Getting up and leaving class during the class session. If you must leave class
early because of other obligations, please notify the professor before class
3. Talking while the professor or other students are talking.
4. Reading the newspaper, doing other class assignments, or anything else not
pertaining to the class taking place including using phones, computers, or other devices
for purposes other than those related to class. Video or audio recording of classroom
activities are not allowed without the instructor’s permission.
5. Sleeping in class, including putting your head down on the desk. This is
disrespectful to the professor and to the other students in class.
6. Leaving trash anywhere except in the trash can.
7. Any other form of rude or discourteous behavior as determined by the instructor.
BUAD 4303 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR ADDITIONS)
All readings, classroom activities, and assignments are aligned with the Mid-America Christian
University Business Administration Department objectives found on page 60 of the Mid-America
Christian University Catalog and page 1 of this syllabus.
Pre-test (LO 1-6)
Due Thursday: Chapter 1 Case Study Questions (LO 1)
Due Thursday: Chapter 2 Case Study Questions; Quiz over chapters 1 and 2. (LO 2)
Due Thursday: Chapter 3 Case Study Questions (LO 1,2)
Continue Chapter 3
Due Thursday: Chapter 4 Case Study Questions (LO 2); Quiz over chapters 3 and 4.
Due Thursday: Chapter 6 Case Study Questions (LO 2)
Due Thursday: Chapter 7 Case Study Questions (LO 3); Quiz over Chapters 6 and 7
Thursday: Mid-term exam (LO 1,2,3)
Due Thursday: Chapter 8 Case Study Questions (LO 3); Pass out employee handbook assignment.
Due Thursday: Chapter 11 Case Study Questions (LO 3); Quiz over chapters 8 and 11 (LO 3,4)
Due Thursday: Chapter 12 Case Study Questions (LO 4)
Due Thursday: Chapter 13 Case Study Questions (LO 5); Quiz over chapters 12 and 13 (LO 4,5)
Due Thursday: Chapter 15 Case Study Questions (LO 6); Employee Handbook due
Catch up, Finals Review