Human Resource Management Syllabus - BBA (TU)

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Course Description

Module Objectives

This module aims to develop student's understanding of the basic concepts, systems, and approaches of human resource management.

Unit Contents


Concept, characteristics, objectives, and components of HRM. Emerging HR challenges. Human resource planning: assessing current HR, HRM inventory, HR information system, and succession planning. Job analysis: meaning, purpose, methods, and techniques. Job design: concept and approaches. HR training and development. Career development. HR motivation. Performance appraisal. Rewards management. Employee grievances and disciplines. Labor relations and Labour Act of Nepal.

Detailed Course

Unit 1: Introduction                                                                                                                                          LH 5

Concept, characteristics, objectives, and components of HRM. HRM environment (globalization, technological advances, nature of work, workforce diversity, and legal trends). Contemporary HR issues, challenges and responsibilities of HR manager,.

Unit 2: Human Resource Planning                                                                                                                  LH 6

Concept, characteristics, and importance. HRP process. Major HRP activities: assessment of current HR (HR inventory – management inventory and skills inventory, HR information system, and succession planning), HR demand and supply forecasting. Techniques of HR demand and supply forecasting.

Unit 3: Job Analysis and Design                                                                                                                      LH 6

Job analysis: concept and terminology (task, job, position and occupation). Purpose and methods of collecting job analysis information. Job description and job specification. Job design: concept, approaches and techniques (scientific management, Hertzberg's model, job characteristics, socio-technical, and team).

Unit 4: Recruitment and Selection                                                                                                                 LH 4

Recruitment: concept and sources. Selection: concept, and importance. Selection Process. Selection tests and interviews: concept and types.

Unit 5: HR Training and Development                                                                                                           LH 5

Concept and needs of HR training and development. Training needs assessment. HR training: objectives and methods (on-the-job and off-the-job). Evaluation of training program. Management development: concept, objectives, and methods (on-the-job and off-the-job). Career planning and development.

Unit 7: Performance Appraisal                                                                                                                        LH 5

Concept, uses and methods (simple ranking, alternative ranking, paired comparison, forced distribution, critical incident, behaviorally anchored rating scale). Appraisal interview. MBO approach to appraisal. Problems in performance rating.

Unit 8: Rewards Management                                                                                                                        LH 2

Concept and types (intrinsic and extrinsic, financial and non-financial). Qualities of effective rewards, Types of employee benefits.

Unit 9: Employee Grievances and Disciplines                                                                                               LH 2

Employee grievances: concept and handling grievances. Employee discipline: concept, causes, and process of managing discipline.

Unit 10: Labor Relations and Labour Regulations in Nepal                                                                                                                                                                         LH 6 Labor relations: concept, objectives, and actors of labor relations. Reasons for joining trade unions. Trade unionism: concept, functions and types. Collective bargaining: concept and process, Labor disputes: causes and settlement provisions. Features and provisions of Labour Act.

Addendum: At least one case will be administered at the end of each chapter. The students will also complete a project work and a few other assignments as specified by the faculty member.

Text and Reference Books


Bishweswor Man Shrestha, Industrial Relations Management, Akshalok Prakashan, Kathmandu.

Davi Decenzo and Stephen P. Robbins, Human Resources Management, John Wiley and sons (Asia) Pte.

Ltd. Singapore.

Dev Raj Adhikari, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd.

Labor Act of Nepal.

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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code MGT 202
  • Semester Second Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary