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  1. BA 5202Human Resource ManagementIntroductionCourse syllabus available atwww.ba.metu.edu.tr/user/ctopal Instructor: Çağrı Topal

  2. Description • Introducing students to the field of human resource management • Broad coverage • General management perspective • Specific topics • Contexts of human resource management • Staffing • Employee development • Compensation • Governance

  3. Relevance • Mandatory or non-elective course • A core subject and discipline in management • Human resource as an investment • Human factor as the sole producer of value • Competition and globalization

  4. Objective • Acquiring the knowledge of basic HRM concepts and techniques • Developing a critical familiarity with HRM applications in real life • Improving teamwork skills

  5. Outcomes-theoretical • Environmental factors and organizational characteristics • Employee recruitment, selection, and separation • Performance appraisals, workforce training, and career development • Compensation, rewarding, and benefits • Relations with employees and unions

  6. Outcomes-practical • Relating established HRM theories and practices to real life • Criticizing established theories and practices • Improving teamwork abilities

  7. Textbook • Required • Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Balkin, D, and Cardy, R.L. 2011. Managing Human Resources (7th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  8. Assessment • Midterm exam 1 30% • Midterm exam 2 30% • Project initial report 5% • Project presentation 5% • Project final report 15% • Group participation 10% • Individual participation 10% • Total 105% • GRADES ARE FINAL

  9. Exams • Essay-type questions • First midterm: the first eight (April 15) • Second midterm: the second eight (May 20) • No final exam and thus no re-sit exam

  10. Attendance and participation • The students who miss 8 (eight) sessions will fail automatically • Come prepared • Listen to the lecture and contribute to the following discussion • Bring your book to the class • Have a look at the end-of-chapter questions • Share personal experiences • Be critical

  11. Project • An organization’s HR function or department with an HR professional • 4 (four) students at most • Talk with real people, documentary analysis not acceptable • Initial report-2 pages (April 24 in class) • Presentation (May 22) • Final report-15 pages (May 23) • See the project guide for the details at www.ba.metu.edu.tr/user/ctopal

  12. Grading • Percentage Grade Coefficient • 90-100 AA 4 • 85-89 BA 3.5 • 80-84 BB 3 • 75-79 CB 2.5 • 70-74 CC 2 • 65-69 DC 1.5 • 60-64 DD 1 • 50-59 FD 0.5 • 49 and below FF 0

  13. Civility • Be in class on time • Turn cellular phones off or on the silent mode • Turn laptops off except for class purposes • Avoid side conversations • Use impersonal language • See the instructor if you need special arrangements

  14. Code of ethics and regulations • Make yourself familiar with or refresh your memory about the university’s code of ethics and academic regulations

  15. Schedule • Tentative • Date changes depending on pace • Midterm date changes only if conflict with other compulsory MBA courses

  16. Questions • Questions • Concerns