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This course examines human resource management in the context of business policy and competitive strategy. The core competencies required to become a successful human resource manager are discussed. Topics include an overview of business policy, role of human resource planning, strategic human resource management, and using technology for planning and administering human resource functions.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Outline the core competencies needed to become a successful human resource manager.
  2. Analyze how business strategy, competition, labor markets, technology, labor unions, and government regulations affect human resource planning activities, including skill inventories and supply/demand forecasting.
  3. Formulate how human resource policies, systems, and organizational design support an organization’s business strategy.
  4. Appraise employment practices related to recruitment, selection, and performance management.
  5. Evaluate training and development practices such as career counseling, needs assessment, and career pathing.

Find out more about how an online master's degree from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.