This course deals with the conceptional tools and frameworks to organize one’s thinking about strategic human resource concerns. It is more integrative in that it emphasizes links of human development to strategy, production, accounting and other areas. The focus of the course is on the inter-connection of HR topics, rather than treating them piecemeal, in order to help the student to see the big picture. Credit 3 units.

The aim of this course is to provide the students with thorough knowledge of the managerial policy-making process. This is approached in a theoretical way by delving deeply into descriptive theory on topics such as goal systems, organizational structure, managerial work, unprogrammed decision-making and strategy-making, and by assessing the relevance of management science techniques at the policy level. This course contains three essential elements; reading of the theory is applied in the field studies and the results are discussed in the seminar. In field studies, the students work in groups (say, of five) and analyze various policy aspects of one organization (of their own choosing) throughout the semester. This course thus provides a workshop in which students can study and improve their skills in field research, problem formulation and solution, and group decision-making. Credit 3 units;