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Major in Human Resource Management

The major in Human Resource Management requires the completion of the following 10 required courses (30 credits).

Flowchart of the HRM major courses
 

Required courses

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 222. The function, structure, and processes of organizations provide the focus for study. Interrelationships among the psychosocial, technological, and formal properties of organizations are examined. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis, analysis of organizational problems, and optimal-design alternatives for improving organizational performance and effectiveness are explored. The objective is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the nature of contemporary complex organizations.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course provides a background in the theory and practice of human resource management. It covers the core areas of human resource management, mainly human resource planning, recruitment, staffing, performance appraisal, career planning, labour relations, compensation, and international human resource management.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 222; or MANA 201 and 202.

See §200.2 : http://www.concordia.ca/academics/undergraduate/calendar/current/sec200/200-2.html

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course provides a broad overview of the employee-employer relationship. It describes the interplay between the various actors of industrial relations: unions, employees, employers, government, and legislators. The course focuses on major labour-management issues and the day-to-day problems of negotiating and administering collective agreements.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 222

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 222, 215. This seminar focuses on the means by which social and organizational data can be gathered, analysed, and interpreted. Needs of the firm for efficient, timely, and unobtrusive research are given special attention. Topic coverage includes applications of the scientific method, research design, field research techniques, data analysis, research utilization, and use of existing information sources. Student projects parallel the classroom activities by designing and conducting business research studies of limited scale.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course provides a general knowledge of the concepts, design, methodology, management and administration of compensation and benefit programs within organizations. Major topics include job evaluation, knowledge-based pay, pay for performance, alternative reward systems, government and employer-provided benefit programs. The primary emphasis is on the design of appropriate policies and programs and how these can help support organizational objectives and strategies.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Topics covered in this course include how training needs are assessed, how effective training programs are designed, how to ensure that learning achieved in training is transferred to the work, and how training programs are evaluated. Emerging issues such as career management and mentoring programs are discussed.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course examines the critical aspects of health and safety admin­istration within organizations. It provides a brief overview of the relevant legislation and focuses upon prevention, causes, detection, intervention, reintegration, epidemiological and clinical inves­tigation, and health development. Physical and psychological aspects of health and safety are examined.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course is designed to introduce the conceptual and analytical tools needed to staff organizations effectively with qualified employees. Topics include planning, job analysis, legal issues, recruitment, selection methods, and techniques for developing valid and reliable selection procedures. Both the strategic needs of the organization and the legal environment of contemporary organizations in Quebec and Canada are addressed.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course is a final-year integrative seminar for Human Resource Management Majors. It focuses on the philosophies underlying current human resource management principles and policies and the processes of their implementation. The course utilizes cases to integrate human resource management areas such as recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and benefits administration.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 341, 362, and any two of the following: MANA 443, 444, 446.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course familiarizes students with important legal issues associated with labour management through the study of the laws and relevant court cases dealing with the rights and obligations of employers and employees, labour standards, certification of unions, strikes, lock-outs, grievances, and arbitration. This course focuses primarily on the labour laws of Quebec, while examining Canadian labour issues.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 315.

 

The 30-credit major in HRM is effective for students who started their major as of January 2016. Students are advised to consult the relevant past edition of the Undergraduate Calendar for the requirements of the major in HRM prior to January 2016.

Notes:

  • All Business courses are 3 credits in length.
  • All BComm students are required to declare a Major.
  • Students can declare a business double major in the BComm program, replacing any previously declared business minor. The John Molson School of Business may impose quotas on some majors.
  • The information above is strictly for the 90-credit program.
  • To review the course requirements for your year of entry in the program please refer to the course calendar or degree worksheet for that year.

 

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