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B.A. in economics and management with a specialization in human resource management 

Head of specialization: Dr. Raphael Snir

What is human resource management?

Some important functions are relevant to any type of manager:  planning, organization, creating a staff of employees, leadership and monitoring. Human resource management is made up of policy and practice with respect to "the people" or the human resource in management. In other words, this refers to the aspects of staffing positions in an organization, training employees, evaluating employee performance, motivating employees and more. Academic literature on human resource describes the current period as one of accelerated change that has a major impact on defining objectives, structure and how organizations work. This change is mainly due to globalization, the advance of technology and its impact on how work is done (for example, the need to learn and acquire knowledge throughout your professional career), the greater diversity of the work force and changes in principles (e.g. equal opportunity requirements). As a result of the accelerated change, organizations are forced to operate in a turbulent and competitive environment that includes an inherent element of uncertainty. Given these environmental conditions, the importance of human resource has grown as a potential source of relative advantage vis-à-vis competitors. Moreover, human resources managers need to be involved in the process of defining the business strategy and deriving the appropriate human resource strategy from it.  In other words, they must adapt standard human resources practices to specific organizational needs, while keeping the organization-wide picture in perspective. In light of this, there is a real need for a specialization in human resource management. 

Advantages of the specialization

This specialization will help students find work in the human resources departments of organizations and at organizational development institutes. Furthermore, they can serve as the foundation for an MA in human resources management, organizational behavior and organizational consulting. This means that the specialization is designed to increase your occupational potential as well as provide those who are interested with the possibility of continuing on to graduate studies.     

 Acceptance criteria:

All applicants who were accepted at the School and registered for the specialization may take it. Studies in the specialization actually begin in students' sophomore year and take place on the Yaffo campus.
    

Structure and length of specialization:

 The specialization comprises a total of 10 credit units (10 hours a semester) on account of all electives in the school:

1.   Introduction to human resource management - 2 credit units (2 semester hours)

2.   Personnel selection, training and assessment in organizations - 4 credit units (4 semester hours) 

3.   Leadership and motivating employees - 2 credit units (2 semester hours)

4.   Organizational development - 2 credit units (2 semester hours)

 

Curriculum structure:

The program comprises a total of 112 credit units.

The program consists of 102 credit units - classes in economics and management and 10 credit units in specialization-specific courses 

 

Total

Required

specialization-specific requirements

Seminar

Electives in management

Electives in economics

Total

112

86

10

4

4

8

First year

35

35

 

 

 

 

Second year

39

33

6

 

 

 

Third year

38

18

4

4

4

8

Required courses

First year

Course name

No.

Credit units

Prerequisites

Passing grade

Previous studies

Concurrent studies

First semester

 

 

 

 

 

Training on library resources**

0

 

 

 

Introduction to microeconomics

4

 

 

 

Principles of organizational microbehavior

2

 

 

 

Introduction to probability and statistics

4

 

 

 

Descriptive statistics

0

 

 

 

Mathematics I

4

 

 

 

Introduction to information technology

2

 

 

 

Second semester

 

 

 

 

Introduction to macroeconomics

3

 

Introduction to microeconomics

 

Statistical deduction

4

 

Introduction to probability and statistics

 

Mathematics II

3

 

Mathematics I

 

Price theory I

3

Introduction to microeconomics

Mathematics I

 

Accounting I

4

_

_

 

Principles of organizational macrobehavior

2

 

Principles of organizational microbehavior

 

Total

35

 

 

 

** Prior to the start of the school year, students must learn to use the software that gives them familiarity with the library catalogue.  A detailed explanation can be found in the General Chapter of the BA in Economics and Management Curriculum.

second year:
 

Course name

 

Prerequisites

 

No.

Credit units

Passing grade

Previous studies

Concurrent studies

First semester 

 

 

 

 

Price theory II

4

Mathematics II

Price theory I

 

Macroeconomics I

3

Introduction to microeconomics

Introduction to macroeconomics

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

 

 

Econometrics I

2

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Introduction to probability and statistics

Descriptive statistics

Statistical deduction

Statistical deduction

Mathematics II

 

Introduction to human resource management

2

Principles of organizational microbehavior 

Principles of organizational macrobehavior

 

 

Accounting II

4

 

Accounting I

 

Second semester

 

 

 

 

Price theory III*

3

Price theory I

Price theory II

 

Macroeconomics II 

3

 

Macroeconomics I

 

Econometrics II*

2

Price theory I

Econometrics I

 

Personnel selection, training and assessment in organizations

4

Introduction to human resources management

 

 

Decision theory*

2

 

 

 

Basic principles of marketing*

3

_

_

 

Principles of information systems*

2

_

_

 

Principles of strategy*

3

Introduction to microeconomics

 

 

Ethics and corporate responsibility in management*

2

 

Principles of organizational macrobehavior

 

Total

39

 

 

 

*The class can either be taken in the fall or spring semester. 

Third year:

Course name

 

Prerequisites

 

No.

Credit units

Passing grade

Previous studies

Concurrent studies

Israeli economy*

2

Econometrics I

Macroeconomics I

Price theory II

Price theory III

Econometrics II

Macroeconomics II

 

Performance management*

3

Mathematics II

Introduction to probability and statistics

Descriptive statistics

Statistical deduction

 

Principles of finance*

4

Introduction to microeconomics

Introduction to probability and statistics

Theoretical statistics

Statistical deduction

Accounting I

 

 

Corporate law*

2

_

_

 

Principles of entrepreneurship*

3

Introduction to microeconomics

Accounting I

 

Introduction to performance analysis*

2

Mathematics II

Introduction to probability and statistics

Descriptive statistics

Statistical deduction

 

Applied economics*

2

Econometrics I

Macroeconomics I

Econometrics II

Macroeconomics II

 

Organizational development

2

Introduction to human resource management

 

 

 

Leadership and motivating employees

2

Introduction to human resource management

 

 

 

Total

22

 

 

 

*The class can either be taken in the fall or spring semester.

Electives:

The electives offered in the program consist of 2 credit units each, and they will be offered in students' junior year.

Credit units for electives:

8 elective credit units in economics

4 elective credit units in management

Seminar:

The seminar paper provides students with an opportunity to conduct research or field work on a topic in economics or management. The paper will include defining a topic, finding sources, study and analysis of the issue and writing a paper. The research is done independently, with direction provided by the instructor. The direction received includes assistance in defining the topic and finding sources, guidance and training at various stages, and reading and assessment of the paper.

The instructor must approve the student's seminar topic, according to a schedule to be published at the beginning of the semester. The seminar paper must be completed by the end of the semester in which the student is enrolled, with the exception of the summer semester, in which case the student is given through the beginning of the following academic year to complete the paper.   

Macro-economics II, Econometrics II and Price theory III are prerequisites for all seminars, except the specialization-specific ones (see details below).

Seminars constitute 4 credit units.

Students who want to study the subjects in the specialization more in-depth can take a 4 credit unit seminar from among the variety offered such as: Meaning of work, work stress and burnout, managing emotions in organizations, service organizations, organizational learning and human resource management from an intercultural perspective. Should the demand for a seminar exceed supply, preference will be given to students with higher grade point averages in specialization courses. For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby emphasized that taking a seminar on a subject specific to the specialization is not mandatory.

* There may be some changes/adaptations in the range of required courses and seminars in the specialization, depending on the instructors who will be teaching. 
 
     




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