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and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage,
fortitude and determination you bring to it.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah- Founder of Pakistan
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand
about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have
to say something.
Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.
There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about
truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few
fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been
able to gather.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar

Bahria University

Management Sciences Department


Course Title: Human Resource Management
Program: MBA
Total Sessions: 48

Credit Hours: 3
Teachers Name: Sarwat Bilal

Course Description
This course provides a comprehensive account of critical issues in
human resource management (HRM), taking the reader from an
introductory level to a relatively sophisticated understanding of an
increasingly important business topic. The fundamentals of human
resource management (HRM) are introduced as a field of organizational
practice, which enhances both individual and organizational
performance. Foundations, concepts, key processes and positioning of
HRM within the broader category of strategic planning and
management are examined to understand the role of commonly used
HRM practices and activities in an organizational context.
The subject explores the issues and choices facing organizations in
relation to the effective development of people with a central focus on
the relationship between the development and effective utilization of
employees. The course aims to develop an understanding of the
significant human resource management programs and systems
utilized in today's organizations. It also approaches the HRM and its
various perspectives within a business context.
Learning Objectives
After studying this course the students should be able to:

Identify and critically evaluate the various approaches to


human resource management.

Assess the importance of human resource management for


the competitive advantage of companies and nations and the
differences in approach within multinational concerns.

Show an understanding of the


employee involvement in the firm.

Display knowledge of 'human resource flows' encompassing


such issues as recruitment, selection, training and
development and be able to apply this knowledge to the
solution of organizational problems.

Acquire the skills and techniques of (a) work system design


and (b) determination of rewards for employees and to be

various

approaches

to

able to assess future issues of relevance to human resource


management.

Acquire the ability not only to communicate orally but also to


write reports on various aspects of human resource
management in organizations.

Present case studies relating to organizational human


resource issues, both as individuals and as part of a group.

Teaching-Learning

Recommended /Supplementary Texts


Lectures

READING MATERIAL

GUEST SPEAKERS
HANDOUTS
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT EXERCISES
CASE STUDIES
VIDEOS
PROJECT REPORT/ Term Paper
Any other Teaching Tool

Key
Knowledge
o Define
o Enlist
o Mention/Identify
Comprehension
o Explain/Describe
o Demonstrate
o Differentiate
Application
o Analyze
o Apply/Exercise

Quality Participation
This class should be a common learning experience. Therefore, students
are expected to take ownership and initiative for the success of this
class. It is absolutely crucial that students arrive for each class fully
prepared to lead the discussion. They are also expected to be able to
demonstrate their understanding of the relevant administrative issues
and problems in the assigned readings. They must also do the assigned
reading prior to class. Just scanning the material is not enough and the
students are advised to read the material, think about it, take notes, and
so forth. If they miss a class, they will get zero participation
points for that day. On the other hand, attendance alone does
not entitle students to receive 100 per cent credit for in-class
participation. Thus, attendance is a necessary condition for
participation points, but not sufficient.
Group Project
Students are expected to give professional group presentations based
on the assigned cases as well as individual presentations.
A good presentation reflects group work. Therefore, students should not
just divide the work among their group members and then put individual
pieces together, they should make sure that their product reflect truly a
group effort and input. The presentation should be no longer than 15
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minutes for the entire group. Each group member must participate in
the exercise. Following the group presentation, there will be a 10-minute
Q&A session. Students should make sure that they support their
presentation with creative arguments and applicable answers to the
questions. The syndicate groups will be formed at the beginning of the
semester.
The instructor may assign the groups articles/cases from various
business magazines, journals for class discussion during the semester.
The students will be responsible for getting a copy of the assigned
article/case from the library / copy shop and prepare for class discussion.
Assessment & Evaluation:
Quizzes

15%

Assignments

10%

Presentations/Projects

10%

Mid Term

25%

End Term Exam

40%

Total:

100

Recommended/Supplementary Text Books:

Human Resource Management/John M. Ivancevich & Robert


Konopaske-12thed. 2013. McGraw-Hill Human International
Resource Management/John M. Ivancevich-11 ed. 2011. McGrawHill
Human Resource Management in a Business Context by Alan
Price (2011). Cengage Learning
Human Resource Management/ Gary Dessler-131h ed. 2012,
Prentice Hall
Human Resource Management/ David A. DecCenzo, Stephen
P.Robins-10th ed. 2012, John Wiley & Sons.
Human Resource Development/ David Megginson, Jenniffer JoyMathews. Paul Banfield- Second Reprint 2003.Crest Publishing
House.

Related Research Journals, Periodicals, Reports and Online


Resources
MCGRAW HILL WEBSITE(WWW.MHHE.COM/IVANCEVICH12E)
(WWW.MHHE.COM/MHS), ZAPPOS.COM, GOOGLE EMPLOYEE PERKS,
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, CASE STUDIES, INTERNET MATERIAL
GRADING SYSTEM
LETTER GRADE

NUMERICAL
EQUIVALENCE
4

87 - 100 %

B+

80 86 %

72 79 %

C+

66 71 %

60 - 65 %

50-59

BELOW 50%

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Weekly Course Plan:
Objectives
After studying the topic Introduction of Human Resource
Management, students should be able to:
1) Define HRM
2) Describe strategic importance of HRM
3) Explain what career opportunities are available in HR field
4) Discuss the role of HR managers
5) List the main objectives pursued by HRM units in organization
Brief history of HRM, Strategic
1st Hour
st
importance of HRM
1 Week
Introduction to
2nd Hour
Objectives of HRM functions
Human Resource
Management
Who performs HRM activities?
3rd Hour
Exercise + case study
After studying the topic Global Human Resource Management,
students should be able to:
1) Describe the drivers behind globalization in the early 21 st
century
2) Discuss the role that culture plays in determining the effective
use of human resource management practices in a global
organization
3) Identify critical HRM issues faced by multinational and global
organizations when they conduct business in the international
marketplace
2nd Week
Global Human
Resource
Management

1st Hour
2nd Hour

Diagnostic model and global


HRM, the expatriate manager in
multinationals
Legal and ethical climate of
global HRM

Labor relations and international


3 Hour
corporations
Exercise + case study
After studying the topic HRM Planning and Alignment,
students should be able to:
1) Discuss the importance of human resources planning in
organizations and describe the critical linkages that exist
between strategic planning and human resources planning
2) Discuss how managers forecast demand for and analyze the
supply of employees in the organization
3) List four forecasting techniques that are used in human resource
planning
4) Identify reasons why a computerized human resource planning
system could be useful for an organization.
rd

1st Hour
3rd Week
HRM Planning and nd
2 Hour
Alignment

Diagnostic approach to HRM planning


HR planning process

HR information system
Exercise + case study/ presentation
After studying the topic Job Analysis and Design, students
should be able to:
1) Define the term job analysis, job description, and job
specification
2) Illustrate the uses that job analysis information can have in an
organizations HRM
3) Describe four methods used to collect job analysis information
4) List the five core job distinctions used in job enrichment
programs
5) Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the mechanistic and
motivational approaches to job design
6) Describe briefly how job descriptions are changing as the nature
of jobs has changed
Vocabulary and steps in job
1st Hour
analysis
4th Week
Who should conduct job
Job Analysis
analysis? Methods of data
2nd Hour
and Design
collection, Specific quantitative
techniques
Job descriptions and job designs
3rd Hour
Exercise + case study/
presentation
After studying the topic Recruitment, students should be able
to:
1) Discuss how to develop an effective recruiting program for an
organization
2) Describe the recruiting process: who does it, how recruiters do
it, and where they find recruits
3rd Hour

3) Define what is meant by a realistic job preview


4) Identify typical flaws that college students find in recruiters
5) Discuss different strategies that organizations might use to
recruit blue, white-collar, managerial, technical, and professional
applicants

5th Week
Workshop on Team Building

6th Week
Recruitment

1st Hour

Diagnostic approach to
recruitment, external influences

2nd Hour

Methods of recruitment

3rd Hour

Realistic job previews,


alternatives to recruitment
Exercise + case study/
presentation

After studying the topic Selection, students should be able to:


1) Define the steps in the selection process
2) List what selection criteria are available and how they can be
used to make selection more effective
3) Describe how to use selection tools such as interviews and
biodata more effectively
4) Compare the different types of validity content, construct, and
criteria-related
5) Discuss the value of controversial selection methods such as
drug testing and integrity testing in light of current
organizational and social environment

7th Week
Selection

1st Hour

Diagnostic approach to selection


process, selection criteria

2nd Hour

Selection process

Selection of managers, cost


benefit analysis for selection
3rd Hour
decision
Exercise + case study/
presentation
After
studying
the
topic
Appraising
and
Managing
Performance, students should be able to:
1) Define the terms performance management and performance
evaluation
2) Discuss various types of rating errors that can occur in
performance evaluation programs
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3) Compare the advantages of various performance evaluation


techniques
4) Discuss management by objectives as an evaluation system and
whether it is compatible with modern perspectives on quality
5) Describe the process of feedback review and the skills required
for it
Formal evaluation, format of
1st Hour
evaluation
8th Week
Appraising and
Managing
Performance

2nd Hour

Selected evaluation techniques

3rd Hour

Potential problems in
performance evaluation,
feedback interview
Exercise + case study/
presentation

After studying the topic Compensation: an Overview,


students should be able to:
1) Define compensation and differentiate among direct financial
compensation, indirect financial compensation, and non-financial
rewards
2) Describe the strategic importance of human resource
management (HRM) activities performed in organizations
3) Explain how compensation systems relate to employees
motivation, productivity, and satisfaction
4) Explain how external factors (labor markets, the economy, the
government, and unions) and internal factors (size and age of
the organization, labor budget, and who is involved in pay
decisions) relate to a firms compensation policy
5) Discuss how pay surveys help managers create efficient and
equitable pay systems
6) Describe the job evaluation process

9th Week Mid Term Examination


1st
Hour
10thWeek
Compensation: an
Overview

2nd
Hour
3rd
Hour

Diagnostic approach to
compensation and its objectives
External and internal influences
on compensation, compensation
and motivation
Compensation decision
Exercise + case study/
presentation

After studying the topic Administering


Services, students should be able to:
1) Define indirect financial compensation

Benefits

and

2) Explain why organizations provide benefits and services to


employees
3) Differentiate between mandated and voluntary benefits
4) Describe the various types of benefits and services offered by
most organizations
5) Explain how to manage an effective benefits program

11th Week
Administering
Benefits
and
Services

1st
Hour
2nd
Hour
3rd
Hour

Background, mandate benefit


programs, voluntary benefits
Income in retirement, employee
services
Flexible benefits plans,
managing an effective benefit
program
Exercise + case study/
presentation

After studying the topic Training and Development,


students should be able to:
1) Define training and learning
2) Describe the characteristics of an orientation program
3) Explain the role a performance analysis can play in identifying
employees needs for training
4) Discuss the differences among development programs targeted
for individuals, for groups, and for the total organization
5) Compare the distinct characteristics of goal setting, behavior
modification, and team building
Introduction to orientation and
1st
training, managing training
Hour
program
nd
2
Training and development:
12th Week
Hour
instructional methods
Training and
Development:
Development
individual/group/team building
3rd
techniques
Hour
Exercise + case study/
presentation
After studying the topic Labor Relations and Collective
Bargaining, students should be able to
1) Define labor relations, labor union, and collective bargaining
2) Outline the history of unions in both the private and public
sectors
3) Explain the role of the legal system in creating the labor
relations climate
4) Discuss the union organization and collective bargaining
processes
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5) Explain how a grievance system is part of administering and


interpreting a labor agreement
6) Identify current trends in unionization
1st
Diagnostic approach to labor
Hour
relations
th
13 Week
Structure and management of
2nd
Labor Relations and
unions, union security, collective
Hour
Collective
bargaining
Bargaining
Administering contract
3rd
Exercise + case study/
Hour
presentation
After studying the topic Protecting Human Resources
(Promoting Safety and Health), students should be able to:
1) Define safety and health hazards
2) Discuss the causes of work-related accidents and illnesses; the
task to be done, the working conditions, and the nature of the
employee
3) Explain the legal environment of occupational health and safety
regulations
4) Calculate the costs and benefits of an organizational health and
safety program
1st
Background, causes of workth
Hour
related accidents and illnesses
14 Week
Protecting Human
Who is involved with safety and
2nd
Resources
health? Diagnostic approach to
Hour
(Promoting Safety
safety and health
rd
and Health)
3
Government responses to safety
Hour
and health problems
After studying the topic Career Planning and Development,
students should be able to
1) Define the term career
2) Describe the potential organizational benefits that can result
from mentoring relationships
3) Explain why organizations need to be concerned about dualcareer couples
4) Discuss how career pathing can be used within an
organization
5) State how career planning is done in organizations

15th Week
Career Planning
and Development

1st
Hour
2nd
Hour

Concept of career development


for recent hirees / during mid
career
Career development for preretirement, career planning and
pathing

10

3
Hour

Career development programs:


problems and issues
Exercise + case study/
presentation

1st
Hour
2nd
Hour
3rd
Hour

Measuring human resource


activities/ project presentations
Measuring human resource
activities/ project presentations
Measuring human resource
activities/ project presentations

rd

16th Week
Measuring Human
Resource Activities/
Project
Presentations

Final Term Examination

Statement of Assignments
Course Code/Title: Mgmt 2014 (Human Resource Management) Program:

Teachers Name

MBA

Week/Date of

Ms. Sarwat Bilal


Assignment 1
rd
3 week

Assignment
Date of Submission
Details of Assignment

3rd week
Assignment/ case study would be given to students
about the concepts which they would study in the
class.

Students

would

be

able

to

apply

the

theoretical concepts on the practical situations.


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Week/Date of

Assignment 2
6 week

Assignment
Date of Submission
Details of Assignment

6th week
Students would do internet research about an

th

organization and would give presentation on one of

Week/Date of

the HRM components of that organization.


Assignment 3
th
9 week

Assignment
Date of Submission
Details of Assignment

9th week
Assignment/ case study would be given to students
about the concepts which they would study in the

Week/Date of

class. Students would give individual presentation.


Assignment 4
Last week of the semester

Assignment
Date of Submission
Details of Assignment

Last week of the semester


Students would give group presentation about the
HRM functions of an organization already assigned
to them by the teacher. They will also submit a
report about this.

Teachers Signature: ___________________ Date: ___________________

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