2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MNGT 350 Applied Human Resource Development (5 credits)

Prerequisite At least a junior standing in a baccalaureate program.

Course Description
This course provides students with fundamentals of human resource development, especially in the context of industry trends and demographic shifts. It examines the strategic role of the human resource department and the development of organizational strategic planning as well as day-to-day operations. Topics are discussed in the context of legal, ethical, political, and cultural considerations.

Student Outcomes
1. Explain national and international labor movements and their impact on business operations.
2. Describe various human behaviors in organizations and explain the role of management strategies, including motivational theory, to influence individual and organization behavior.
3. Explain factors for effective and ineffective human resource management practices, especially in the context of cultural complexity.
4. Apply effective teamwork, leadership, and motivational strategies to diverse organizational settings and evaluate results.
5. Apply systems theory and economic concepts to analyze managerial considerations in human resource development – especially as they relate to the global economy.
6. Use analytical tools to assess and evaluate employee benefits concepts and plans in the context of administrative and compliance considerations.
7. Identify a training need for a local organization of substantial size; design a training program using systems theory and human resource development theory; evaluate strengths and weaknesses.

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