Development economics and Human Resources Development

This is an advanced course which emphasizes the importance of strategic, effective, high quality employee training and development in the workplace. The objective of this course is to provide students with the ability to develop and effectively assess programs which orient, train and develop workers by improving the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for individual and organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Productivity in the workplace developed through proper training is emphasized.

This course is uses a participatory approach to learning. Students are expected to develop and present training opportunities in the classroom utilizing the skills and techniques for human resource development as presenting in the course.  This course serves as a human resource management required course. The course will also serve other COBA majors needing or disiring the course. This course would be a good elective for any student having achieved junior level status wanting a better understanding of the functions of training and development in public and private organizations.




Carrell, M., Elbert N. and Hatfield, R. (1995). Human Resource Management. Prentice Hall.

DeCenzo, David A. and Robbins, Stephen P. (2006). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Ninth Edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (ISBN 978-0-470-00794-5)

Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, and Wright. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management McGraw-Hill Irwin.



Benchmarking: Tarleton State University  Department: Management, Marketing and Administrative Systems


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