GBUS 8048 Human Capital Consulting

 

This course addresses how firms manage human resources as a source of competitive advantage. Specifically, it is designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of the processes and practices inherent in strategy implementation, the role of human capital and talent management (source, develop, deploy, evaluate, engage, reward, retain) as a foundation for strategic capability, and the role of the HR function, in particular, the chief human resource officer, in aligning these processes. Much of this will be accomplished through partnering with senior executives to engage student teams in consulting projects that help analyze real-time strategic HR issues. In addition, students will use a combination of case analyses, discussions, and application projects to examine models, structures, techniques, and processes for strategically managing human capital.

 

Academic course objectives:

 

·            Help students understand the processes and practices inherent in strategy implementation

·            Examine the role of human capital and talent management (source, develop, deploy, evaluate, engage, reward, retain) as a foundation for strategic capability

·            Study the role of the HR function, in particular the chief human resource officer in aligning these processes

 

Elements of the course grade:

 

Class participation                                                                               40%

Team presentations                                                                             20%

Team project report (apportioned based on peer evaluation)              40%