MHRM Courses

Core/Required Courses

GS/HRM 6100: Staffing Organizations

Ken McBey

Ken McBey

GS/HRM 6100: Staffing Organizations
The HRM 6100 'Staffing Organizations' course will explore important research findings and contemporary issues related to the staffing of organizations.
The overall integrative framework will lead us to examine recruitment, selection, orientation/induction, socialization, and personnel retention.

GS/HRM 6200: Employee Training and Development

GS/HRM 6200: Employee Training and Development

Marie-Helene Budworth

Marie-Helene Budworth

Organizations are under increasing pressure from technological, political, social and  cultural changes to improve on and adapt existing capabilities. Employee development is a strategic necessity. This course will focus on formal and informal methods of developing talent within an organization. Each term, through readings and large class discussions, we cover topics such as formal and informal learning, developmental relationships, and performance management. The course typically includes a group presentation, a final paper, contributions to discussions in class and on-line, and a final paper.

GS/HRM 6300: Strategic Compensation

Parbudyal Singh

Parbudyal Singh

GS/HRM 6300: Strategic Compensation
This course provides students with an understanding of the objectives of a strategic compensation program; the process and techniques of wage and salary determination; issues and problems in incentive systems; benefits and services, and the management of these programs. The course reflects a mix of research and practice. We use a variety of pedagogical techniques to analyze compensation issues, including case studies, simulations, and research projects.

GS/HRM 6400: Organizational Change and Development

GS/HRM 6400: Organizational Change and Development

Len Karakowsky

Len Karakowsky

This course is aimed at improving your effectiveness as a change agent. HR professionals are increasingly being called upon to assist in change management efforts—from diagnosis of the problem(s), to gathering data, to creating a plan, to implementation of the change effort. We will explore and analyze the criteria necessary to engage in successful change efforts, through grappling with various aspects of change - in understanding conditions that require it, in increasing your awareness of the multitude of ways organizations change, in managing change, in receiving and participating in it, and in understanding your own approaches and responses to change.

GS/HRM 6500: Human Resources Management Effectiveness

Jelena Zikic

Jelena Zikic

GS/HRM 6500: Human Resources Management Effectiveness
This course will focus at the macro level issues, combining organizational strategy to human resource practices. Unlike other courses focusing mainly at the specific HR policy level, Strategic HRM explores the relationships between firm's strategic objective and HRM system, with a goal on enhancing long term firm performance. The course introduces students to a mix of academic and practitioner literature in helping you understand fairly complex macro level concepts and theories.

GS/HRM 6600: Research, Measurement and Evaluation of Human Resources

GS/HRM 6600: Research, Measurement and Evaluation of Human Resources

Mary Jo Ducharme

Mary Jo Ducharme

What does research methods have to do with Human Resources? Does the typical HR professional need to know about how research is done? This course is about much more than how to read, understand and critically evaluate research, be it academic or otherwise—although, we do spend time on this of course! We also discuss how research methods can be used to help you design and evaluate the effectiveness of your organizational interventions (or evaluate the organizational interventions of others—consultants you have hired). Being able to effectively measure and evaluate HR practices is the key to many important HR roadblocks and issues, many of which I hope we will discuss together.

Elective Courses

GS/HRM 6700: Work Law, Policy, and Practice

GS/HRM 6700: Work Law, Policy, and Practice

David J. Doorey

David J. Doorey

HRM 6700 is the law course in the MHRM program. The HR profession is a legal minefield. Almost every activity an HR professional performs has a legal element. This course explores the three regimes of law that govern work: the common law of employment, regulatory standards and collective bargaining law. Students learn how to locate and research case law and statutes. A mix of lecture, case studies, and student presentations are used in this interactive course. Students will come out of the course with greater legal confidence and tools to use the law in their professional lives.

GS/HRM 6910: Issues in HRM: Career Management Issues

GS/HRM 6910: Issues in HRM: Career Management Issues

Jelena Zikic

Jelena Zikic

This elective course will focus on important global and local careers management challenges such as cross-cultural communication, gender issues, leadership across cultures, and managing a diverse workforce. To further increase your competence in managing personal as well as careers of your employees, you will engage in self-assessment exercises, peer-coaching and variety of group discussions. In particular, the course will exploit various career metaphors as a way of understanding complexity of contemporary global careers.

GS/HRM 6920: Issues in HRM: Work-Life Balance

Souha R. Ezzedeen

Souha R. Ezzedeen

GS/HRM 6920: Issues in HRM: Work-Life Balance
Reports consistently reveal that workers in North America, particularly knowledge workers, have become increasingly absorbed by work. The "new economy" and deep demographic changes have created a set of circumstances that render participation in family, community, and leisure challenging at best. The resulting consequences for individuals, families, communities, organizations, and society at large have not gone unnoticed. In response, a new academic and practitioner field devoted to "work-life balance" has emerged in the past decades, gaining momentum in the early 1990s. Thus, this course addresses personal/employee as well as organizational/employer perspectives on work-life balance and flexibility.

Schedule of Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete HRM 6600 (Research, Measurement and Evaluation of HR) during their first academic term. The program reserves the right to limit enrolment in all courses.

All classes will be held at the York University campus. Each class will meet for four instructional days per term. The course schedules are as follows:

Fall Courses

CourseCourse Title
HRM 6100Staffing Organizations
HRM 6200Employee Training and Development
HRM 6600Research Measurement and Evaluation of HR
HRM 6700Workplace Law, Policy, and Practice
HRM 6920Issues in HRM: Work/Life Balance

Winter Courses

CourseCourse Title
HRM 6100Staffing Organizations
HRM 6400Organizational Change and Development
HRM 6500Human Resource Management Effectiveness
HRM 6600Research, Measurement and Evaluation of HR
HRM 6910Issues in HRM: Careers
HRM 6920Issues in HRM: Work/Life Balance

Summer Courses

CourseCourse Title
HRM 6200Employee Training & Development
HRM 6300Strategic Compensation
HRM 6400Organizational Change and Development
HRM 6500HRM Effectiveness
HRM 6700Workplace Law, Policy, and Practice