Human Resource Management (02818610)
**The syllabus is subject to change by the instructor.
Instructor: Run REN Program: IMBA 2009
Semester: Spring 2010 Time: Friday 15:40-18:40
March 1st– May 14th
Credit Hour: 30 in-class hours Credits: 2
Prerequisite: None Location: Classroom 215, Guanghua Building
Contact Information: 62756239; firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Friday 13:00 – 15:00 or by appointment, Room 344 (Guanghua No. 2
Teaching Assistant: TBD
BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION
Welcome to human resources management! This course is an overview of human
resource management. The course examines the techniques, policies, processes,
strategies, and practices used by companies and managers to effectively and
efficiently utilize human resources. Students will learn theories and practices in many
different “core” areas of human resource management including staffing, performance
management, work and job design, training, compensation, and others. We will
examine how the business strategy, legal environment, and design of work affect
human resource management. The course will also examine how the human resource
function is changing to contribute to the company’s business strategy and competitive
This course is intended to provide a basic understanding of various functions in
Human Resource Management (HRM). At the end of the semester, you are expected
to recall key concepts covered during the semester, be able to analyze, evaluate, and
apply relevant concepts in unique and thought-provoking ways. Overall, you should
acquire general HR knowledge faced in organizations and be able to apply HRM
knowledge to personnel practices in organizational settings. The theories and
techniques taught in the course are applicable for all types of positions in all types of
organizations that you may work in.
DETAILED COURSE PLAN (OUTLINE OF UNITS)
Week Day Topic
1 3/05 Introduction to HRM
2 3/12 HR Planning & Job Design
3 3/19 Recruiting & Selection
4 3/26 Training & Development
5 4/02 Performance Evaluation
6 4/09 Compensation & Benefits
7 4/16 International & Cross-Cultural HRM
8 4/23 Strategic HRM
9 4/30 Group Project Presentations (Paper due on May 14th)
10 5/07 Group Project Presentations (Paper due on May 14th)
Several teaching methods will be used in this class, including instructor lectures, case
studies, group presentations, in-class discussion, and others.
All class participants need to form groups of 5 to 6 members each. Every group is
expected to present a case analysis, from the second week through the end of the
course. The cases for presentation will be handed out ahead of the schedule.
IT TOOLS TO BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM
Kleiman, L. S. 2006. Human resource management: A managerial tool for
competitive advantage. (4th edition). China Machine Press. ISBN： 978-7-111-28324-9.
【Kleiman, L. S.(作者); 吴培冠（译注），2009。人力资源管理获取竞争优势的
工具 （英文版.原书第 4 版） 。
（译注） 机械工业出版社。 ISBN： 978-7-111-28324-9。 】
(The book is published in China with copyright-transfer agreement. It is still in
English, but the price is very affordable, with some Chinese notes on page margins.)
REFERENCES AND READINGS
The course specific and topic-related reading assignments will be handed out ahead of
VIDEOS, CD-ROMS AND OTHER ADJUNCT LEARNING RESOURCES
A few video clips aiding the lectures and helping understanding will be shown in
RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED:
Actively participate in class discussions by offering thoughtful comments and/or
relevant and interesting questions.
Attend each class meetings. Arrive on time, don’t be late. You will be failed if
missing 3 or more classes.
While in class, TURN OFF mobile phone (or at least keep it silent). Each time it
rings (or vibrating on the desk), the student will have to pay RMB50. The money
will be kept by the class leader and will go towards a class fund for class activity
or a charity. Students should not answer the phone during the class.
While in class, TURN OFF your laptop computers. If you want to take notes, use
Do not use any form of recording in class (e.g., MP3, MP4, video, camera). The
person violating this rule will be asked to leave the classroom.
Do not bargain to have higher grades with the instructor. If you do believe there is
a mistake in the grading, please follow the grading dispute process outlined in
Respect other people’s opinion. Personal attack is not allowed.
No late assignments.
All written assignments should be turned in with printed hard copies. Please do
NOT submit your assignment by emails.
Do your own work, no plagiarism. There is no tolerance for any form of
academic dishonesty (e.g., cheating and plagiarism) in this course.
Behave professionally and engage in ethical and civil behavior.
When in doubt, ASK!
Individual class participation: 15%
Group case presentation: 20%
Group project presentation: 25%
Final exam (Take home exam due on May 14 ): 40%
A. Grading disputes. In the event of a grading dispute, the procedure is as
1. Think hard about why you believe your grade should have been different.
2. Write down the reasons why you believe your grade should be changed.
3. Give me the written explanation, and I will respond to it as quickly and fairly
4. It is very important that you understand that if I decide to re-grade your
assignment, it will be a TOTAL RE-GRADE. This means that I will not only
re-grade the portion of the assignment/question which is in dispute but will
start from scratch on the WHOLE ASSIGNMENT.
B. Extra Credit：There might be some reason (e.g., illness, business trip, busy
work, etc.) that prevent you from doing as well as you normally do. Therefore, the
student can choose one of the following to get up to 5 extra credit points.
1. Give a 10-minute presentation in class. The topic should be related to the
course topic of the day. You can share your related working experience with
the class. If you choose this one, please discuss your topic and content with
me at least one week early. Also, you need to submit a 2-3 pages written
essay of your speech.
2. Find a video clip that can reflect a specific topic in this class. Please submit
the video clip directly to the instructor.
3. Effectively participate in a research activity by a professor in Guanghua.
This option depends on the actual research opportunity.
***The actual extra credit points you can receive depend on the quality of your
participation and contribution, judged by the instructor. The total amount is 5 points.
If there are many people choose option 1, the instructor will choose a few for
presentation, and others can turn in their 2-3 pages essay.
C. Final exam. There is no make-up for the final exam. If there is any unusual
circumstance that you have to reschedule the final exam, please go through the MBA