Courses in human capital management are usually part of advanced degree programs, such as a Master of Business Administration in Business or Human Resources Management, or a doctorate degree in human capital management. Students examine how to think strategically about their company's human assets and globally implement programs. Courses challenge them to develop practical solutions to real-world problems and to position themselves as company leaders and human resources experts.
Some concepts taught in these courses are:
- Knowledge of the skills needed for effective human capital management
- Capability to assess and correct problems in organizational situations
- Implement specific techniques to improve productivity
- Understand the principles of managing human capital
- Improved decision making capabilities
List of Basic Courses
Basics of Human Resource Management Course
Students gain a basic understanding of the concepts essential for human resource managers and specialists. Such topics as equal opportunity employment, diversity, performance evaluation, competitive compensation, discipline and termination are discussed. Students examine labor relations and employment law, and they review the legal and ethical issues surrounding human resource decisions.
Employee Recruitment and Selection Course
A job applicant's first contact with a potential employer is with a company's recruiter from human resources. Students in this course develop sharp recruiter interview and evaluation skills. They learn how to manage multiple openings and to hire the right candidates for the appropriate positions.
Performance Management Course
Annual performance reviews are an important part of motivating employees and ensuring job satisfaction. Students learn how to develop a performance management system that provides goal setting, coaching and feedback to employees. They practice the training skills needed to introduce and implement such programs with managers.
Compensation and Benefits Course
Compensation and benefits are key factors in a company's recruitment and retention of desirable employees. This course surveys total compensation and reward packages that are in line with business objectives, while remaining competitive in the outside job market. Students learn how to market compensation and benefits to maximize company performance.
Conflict Resolution Course
Students develop the skills necessary to manage workplace conflict. This course examines dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation and mediation, to resolve employee-relations issues. Mock role-playing using case studies provides individuals with experience in dealing with conflicts among peers, superiors and subordinates.