First Major: Any TEN (10) courses of the following have to be completed for a First Major in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM) (10 X 3) 30 credit hours.

Second Major: Any SIX (6) courses of the following have to be completed for a Second Major in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM)  (6 X 3) 18 credit hours.

Minor: Any FOUR (4) courses of the following have to be completed for a Minor in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM) (4 X 3) 12 credit hours.

 

ELECTIVES/MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

PRE-REQUISITE

HRM-4001

 HR Planning and Forecasting

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4002

 Organizational Theory

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4003

 Performance Appraisal & Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4004

 Industrial Relations Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4005

 Wages & Salary Administration

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4006

 Strategic HR Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4007

 Managing Organization

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4008

 Administrative Behavior

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4009

 Organizational Development

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4010

 Conflict Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4011

 HR in Global Business Environment

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4012

 Building & Managing Employee Relation

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4013

 Fundamentals of Compensation

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4014

 Selection and Staffing

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4015

 Fundamentals of Employee Benefits

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4016

 Corporate Strategy

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4017

 Network Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4018

 Seminar in HR

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4019

 Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4020

 Training and Development

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4021

 Labor Law of Bangladesh

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4022

 Occupational Health and Safety Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4023

 Career and Talent Management

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4024

 Labor Economics

20 core courses including BBA-3114

HRM-4025

 Industrial Psychology

20 core courses including BBA-3114

Note: Each Course is Equivalent to 3 credit hours

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HRM-4001: HR PLANNING AND FORECASTING

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course is designed to help students to plan and make decisions about the allocation of resources for the effective management of people in organizations, within a given strategy. HR professionals should be business partners in strategic formulation and implementation and should be concerned with the implications of strategic decision on HRM practices. A decision to expand internationally, merger or downsizing affects selection, compensation and other functional areas. This course provides an understanding of the essential elements of the Human Resource planning (HRP) process in organizations. Students acquire knowledge in analyzing, assessing, and programming for the human resource requirements of organizational, business and strategic plans.  Quantitative, as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques are explored. Lectures, class discussion, case analysis will be used to give a comprehensive knowledge to the students for accomplishment of the course objectives.

 

HRM-4002: ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course deals with the genesis and development of organizational theories in a comprehensive manner. All the different theoretical approaches to organization, starting with the classical and neo-classical, and behavioral are covered in this course. It also deals with the theories, practices and problems of organization and its environment, function and structure of authority and responsibility, formal and informal organization and social system, organizational behavior, organizational control, research & development, and changing corporate of structure.

 

HRM-4003: PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL & MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course develops students’ theoretical perspective as well as practical experiences through the learning event with the application of different learning methods which is organized by the students. This course also designed in such a style that students conduct a research on Performance Management and appraisal. Students also organize seminar where the industry expert join to focus on the importance of performance management in the organization.          

 

HRM-4004: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

The course examines theories of industrial relations; union organization and structure; labor legislation in Bangladesh; negotiating and administering the collective agreement; among other topics. The aim is to introduce the student to the complexities of the labor management relationship and to explore various techniques for successfully managing this critical area of business.

 

HRM-4005: WAGES & SALARY ADMINISTRATION

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course provides the knowledge base to adapt a plan to your organization’s strategic goals and to maintain the competitive awareness necessary to attract and keep qualified employees. This will be a very practical course where each student individually or in a TEAM will have to undertake a project concerning determining wage and salary of a SME or large organization of his/her own choice. The detailed activities related to design, development and implementation of a comprehensive wage and salary compensation and stress on benefits program will be attempted. This course also will use a practical, case-study approach to provide an understanding of the key aspects of today’s benefits environment - plus workable methods for offering high-quality benefits while containing costs.

 

HRM-4006: STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course is based on a proactive approach to the management of people. Using the workplace as the starting point, the student will walk through a strategic, competency-based facilitation model of human resource management. They will deal with practical aspects of managing people in the workplace in activities ranging from the assessment of the global environment to the identification of staffing needs and competencies that impact human resource decisions. They will assess the importance of coaching and open communication when inspiring individuals to overcome barriers to peak performance. The course will consider the extent to which the terms of the debate on managing employees have shifted in recent years, largely driven by key changes in the economic, political, social and legal environment. In particular, it will examine claims of a shift in managerial approaches from low-trust to high trust employee relations. From this, the course will focus on developments in the key component parts of human resource management, such as employee training and skills, compensation and performance management.

 

HRM-4007: MANAGING ORGANIZATION

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course aims at orienting the students with the basic roles of a manager and the design of an organization. The issues of specialization and coordination of works and related organizational structure are dealt in depth in this course. Different parts of organization and their impact on overall organization is covered comprehensively. The transformation of organization from simple structure to more complex machine bureaucracy and advocacy are also covered in this course.

 

HRM-4008: ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course clearly focuses on the administrative behavior where the issues of administration, rules and regulations, service rules, employee handbook, office management and related issues of administration are dealt with, which have behavioral implications. This also focuses on the negotiating skills of top management and corporate decision making process.

 

HRM-4009: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of OD and its overall applications in detail. To prepare the students/learners for a comprehensive background in the Human Resource Management profession, learners should know how specific applications are used in a variety of settings. Organizational Development (OD) is a conscious, planned process of developing an organization’s capabilities so that it can attain and sustain an optimum level of performance as measured by efficiency, effectiveness, and health. It is important for HR, OB, and Evaluation professionals to examine the theories and models, and methods and processes related to organizational change. In this course, we will focus on those methods, models, and processes specifically related to diagnosing and planning for organizational change.

 

HRM-4010: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

Research has found that workers who experience conflict in their workplace are up to 70% less productive in their jobs. Witnesses to conflict are also up to 40% less productive than if the workplace was stress-free. This course equips students with an understanding of themselves and how their behaviour influences conflict situations. It also looks at coping mechanisms for dealing with criticism, difficult people and attitudes in the workplace and prevention techniques to address potential conflicts before they occur. The course emphasises the importance of communication and looks at different conflict management styles and strategies. It also helps delegates deal with anger and helps them overcome the fear of confrontation.  

 

HRM-4011: HR IN GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

A study of issues and problems related to managing HR in global business environment. Topics include international HR comparisons, international HR improvement and competitive leverage, issues critical to global operations, international cross-functional coordination, coordinating international HR flow, coordinating international process and policies design, among others.

 

HRM-4012: BUILDING & MANAGING EMPLOYEE RELATION

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

In today's organizations employee retention is a key goal of Employee Relations programs.  By developing a positive workplace through attention to issues including respectful workplace, ethics, performance management and work/life balance, major organizational payoffs can be realized.  This course provides the groundwork necessary to create and sustain a positive employee relations climate and to communicate this throughout the organization. Identification of employee concerns, effective coaching and discipline strategies, and efficient performance management are all part of today’s employee relation arena. Lectures, class discussion, case analysis will be used to give a comprehensive knowledge to the students for accomplishment of the course objectives.

 

HRM-4013: FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPENSATION

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

Compensation management and salary administration are both critical to a sound compensation plan. This course provides the knowledge base to tailor a plan to your organizations strategic goals and to maintain the competitive awareness necessary to attract and keep qualified employees. The detailed activities related to design, development and implementation of a comprehensive compensation package and stress on compensation plan on benefits program will be attempted. This course also will use a practical, case-study approach to provide an understanding of the key aspects of today’s compensation package - plus workable methods for offering high-quality compensation package while containing costs.

 

HRM-4014: SELECTION AND STAFFING

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

Management is finding the right man in the right time in the right place doing the right job.  But finding the right man doing the right job in the right time is the hardest of all.  But the hunt is always there.  Organization is run and business is done through by and for human beings.  The primary objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the fundamental aspects of the staffing process in organizations. Students will learn to acquire knowledge of staffing (i.e., recruitment and selection) procedures that meet scientific and professional standards, use this knowledge to develop their ability to critically evaluate how organizations recruit and select employees, and have the opportunity to develop and apply skills in the design and implementation of recruitment and selection systems.

 

HRM-4015: FUNDAMENTALS OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course uses a practical, case-study approach to provide an understanding of the key aspects of today's benefits environment - plus workable methods for offering high-quality benefits while containing costs.

 

HRM-4016: CORPORATE STRATEGY

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course focuses on the process of strategy formation for the business enterprise as an integrated organization. Emphasizes the problems of defining organizational mission, analyzing the dynamics of competitive rivalry, and the determinants of success or failure for alternative types of business strategies based upon a through company/industry analysis.

 

HRM-4017: NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course deals with the analysis of decision problems under uncertainty, partial information, risk and competition. Considers the analytic hierarchy process, outranking procedures, and multi-attribute utility theory. It  examines the construction and the use of indifference curves for the solution of multi-stage decision problems, and numerical determination of stable solutions for problems with two competitors.

 

HRM-4018: SEMINAR IN HR

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

The course will be conducted in seminar format, with materials presented by both faculty and students to get the contemporary developments in the area of human resource management. There will also be lectures on the theory on seminar, how to plan, implement and evaluate it .There are total 10 seminars founded on the topics of major HR issues organized by the faculty as well as students of this class. 5 seminars organized during midterm and 5 at the final term. At the end of the semester students has to submit a ‘Seminar Profile Handbook’.

 

HRM-4019: HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM (HRIS)

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course provides the student with an understanding of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and how it facilitates the effective management of an organization’s human resources. Through a series of hands on lab work, lectures and exercises, students will explore the various components of a HRIS, examine how information can be used to enhance the HR functions and the steps required to implement a HRIS. The application “Super HR” will be utilized as a tool to apply the course concepts.

 

HRM-4020: TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course develops student’s theoretical perspective as well as practical experiences through the learning event with the application of different learning methods which is organized by the students. Students will know about the organization Training, Development, Education & Learning, and the systematic training cycle as a T & D tool. They will also develop the skills of organizing learning event putting theory into practice. Students will be able to analyze whether training is a cost or benefit for organization by sending them into the Bangladeshi organization.

 

HRM-4021: LABOR LAW OF BANGLADESH

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

The Bangladesh Labor Act, 2006 is one of the fundamental laws for completion of this course. Before 2006, the old labor laws were made mostly during the British Colonia regime and Pakistan period and they were as many as 50 in number. In many cases these laws were outdated, scattered, inconsistent and often overlapping each other. Therefore, in 1992 a Labor Law Commission was formed by the Government of the day which examined 44 labor laws and recommended to repeal 27 laws and it prepared a draft Labor Act in 1994. This draft of Labor Act, 1994 underwent series of changes in its vetting stages and finally the Bangladesh Labor Act, 2006 was passed by the Parliament on October 11, 2006.Section 353 of the Act has repealed 25 previous labor related laws. There are still 25 valid laws dealing with labor and industrial issues have not been repealed or consolidated and as such the Bangladesh Labor Act, 2006 although a consolidated Act has not consolidated all the laws in the field.

 

HRM-4022: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course provides a fundamental understanding of occupational health and safety. The course addresses practical aspects of recognizing, assessing, and controlling workplace risk and hazards. Topics include risk management, safety management, occupational health and safety law, emergency response planning and fire safety, occupational hygiene, workplace agronomics and employee wellness, stress management, health and safety audit and occupational health and safety management system. Furthermore, the course provides students with the knowledge, skills and practical training in the theories and practice of health and safety management.

 

HRM-4023: CAREER AND TALENT MANAGEMENT

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course focuses on the strategic aspects of the organization. Managerial issues and problems that affect the organization as a whole with having far-reaching and long-term implications are dealt with in the light of the organization-environment relationships. This course puts particular emphasis on the characteristics and determinants of plan, mission, vision and goal formulation; critical analysis of the business sector (status and future directions); the forms of competitive tactics, tools, and various types of generic business and corporate strategies; and selected cases.

 

HRM-4024: LABOR ECONOMICS

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course provides a theoretical and empirical discussion of labor markets. The labor relations and the dynamics of the labor market are discussed in considerable details. Topics considered will include labor supply and the determinants of hours of work, migration, investments in human capital, labor demand, wage determination, discrimination, internal labor markets, trade unions, and macroeconomic issues related to wages and employment.

 

HRM-4025: INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 [Human Resource Management]

This course aims to provide training in theory and research methodologies in the area of industrial and organizational psychology. It prepares the students for corporate or academic careers. This course will introduce methods, practice, research, and theories of Industrial and Organizational (or I/O) Psychology, I/O psychology is a subfield or psychology concerned with various aspects of people in the workplace, including employee productivity and well-being. The “Industrial” part deals with human resource functions such as analyzing jobs, appraising employee performance, selecting, placing, and training employees. The “Organizational” part is concerned with the social and psychological aspects of work, including employee attitudes, behavior, emotions, health, motivation, leadership, etc.