Bachelor of Science
Human Resource Courses

Human Resource Management (533)

Explores theory, research, and practice related to the planning and managing of careers in organizations. Individual career planning and management are the major part of the course. Students will be expected to reflect on past experiences, tie them to recurrent life themes, and develop a plan for the future. It is also possible that other topics ranging one’s career life span might also be discussed. Multiple individual presentations will also occur during the semester.

Emphasizes the importance of human resource management functional specialties (i.e., planning, recruitment, selection, employee development, compensation, and employee relations), in terms of alignment with and support of the organization’s strategy and objectives. Special attention is given to business problems and strategic decision making related to the successful management of human resources in organizations.

Pre- or corequisite: 52:620:303.

Designed to expose students to legislation and court rulings that impact the management of human resources in the organization. Topics include, but are not limited to, equal employment, privacy, employee selection and testing, wage/hour regulations, safety and health, worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, intellectual property, and other emerging issues in employment law.

Prerequisite: 52:533:365.

A study of the relationships between management and employees of the organization in both unionized and nonunion environments, and in both the private and public sectors. Nonunion employee relations requires leadership for a positive work climate, including the development of programs, policies, and practices in support of employees and the work they do (e.g., safety and wellness) and general conflict resolution. Labor relations with unionized employees, offers more emphasis on administering due process and collective bargaining, developing strategies for contract negotiations and implementation of negotiated agreements, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prerequisite: 52:533:365.

Considers the role of compensation as part of an organization’s business strategy. Compensation techniques used to achieve internal and external equity are covered, focusing on job evaluations and wage and salary surveys. Incentive pay schemes, pay based on seniority, and knowledge-based pay plans are also discussed. The role of employee benefits as compensation is given significant attention, including both legally mandated and discretionary benefits. Issues connected with executive pay and international differences in compensation are covered.

Prerequisite: 52:533:365.

This course takes a detailed look at the workforce planning components of human resource management including planning, recruitment, selection, placement, retention, and workforce reductions. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring equal employment opportunity and understanding how organizations should acquire and align their human resources to maximize organizational performance.

Prerequisite: 52:533:365.

Organizational performance depends on a variety of factors, many of which involve the human element, or human capital.  This course begins with an overview of talent management, the process by which to recruit, develop, and retain the best talent for meeting organizational objectives. We then examine root issues of performance problems and recommended actions. Approximately the last half of the course is focused on the design, implementation, and assessment of employee training and development efforts, as they fit into that broader context of talent management and performance management. Additional related topics include employee resistance to change and ethical concerns in both content and process of training.

Prerequisite: 52:533:365.

Individual study under the supervision of the human resource management faculty, usually on a specified project or paper, to deepen and broaden the student’s professional horizon and enrich the educational experience.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Designed to integrate course materials, introduce newer philosophies and techniques in human resource management, and apply them to selected problems. Extensive readings and research reports required. Topics vary from semester to semester.

An individual research project.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

A structured, practical program conducted by a business in cooperation with the School of Business-Camden.

Prerequisites: Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0; permission of internship director.

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Spring 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Sunday, November 15, 2020. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.

Requirements

Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require

  1. completed application form (submitted online and found elsewhere on this website),
  2. a personal essay, and
  3. two letters of recommendation (one academic; one other).

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are rquired to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occur primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

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