Human Resource Management Syllabus in MBA


Human Resource Management, in short, HRM is an important subject in management study and courses like PGDM, MBA,,, BBA, ..etc. Here we have shared all the topics that are in the syllabus of Human Resource Management in the second semester of MBA (Master of Business Administration).

First of all, let’s discuss the basic things like what is HRM, the definition of HRM and its objectives, and why we study HRM in Management studies. And at the last, we have shared all the units that we study in Human Resource Management syllabus or HRM Syllabus.

What is Human Resource Management?

HRM is also known as manpower management, and the full form of HRM is human resource management. Human resource is a very important managerial function and it is considered an asset of the organization.

Human resource management simply means the act of managing the employees of an organization.

HRM is the process of putting the right people to the right task at the right time, thereby making maximum use of the employees’ skills and abilities to achieve the desired goals and objectives of the organization.

HRM Definition

“HRM can be defined as the process of achieving organizational goals by hiring, retaining, developing, terminating, and efficiently using human resources in an organization.”

“Manpower or Human Resource management effectively describes the process of planning and directing the application, development, and proper utilization of human resources in employment.” – Dale Yoder

► Why we study Human Resource Management?

  1. Examine and apply human resource planning (HRP) in an organization.
  2. To understand career planning & development related activities in the organization
  3. Apply the basic concepts of human resource development (HRD), different approaches to HRD, HRD styles, Structure, and competencies for the growth of an organization.
  4. To analyze the impact of HRD in an organization with the help of various data collecting techniques.
  5. Develop organization culture by implementing HR Development techniques in Organizations.

► HRM Objectives

  • The primary objectives of HRM are to acquire, develop, motivate, and utilize human resources to achieve organizational goals.
  • To help organizations to attain organizational objectives. (by providing competent and motivated employees to the organization.)
  • To utilize available resources (Human/manpower) effectively.
  • To maintain healthy and cordial relations.

►Human Resource Management Syllabus

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Syllabus of Human Resource Management in MBA 2nd Semester.

Subject Name: Human Resource Management
Subject Code: MBAT 206
Course: MBA II Semester 2020-22
University: Uttarakhand Technical University (Dehradun, Uttarakhand)
Total Credit: 3
Internal Marks: 30
External Marks: 70
Total Marks: 100

HRM Syllabus in MBA (UTU, Dehradun)

Note: Human Resource Management Syllabus is as per MBA Academic Session 2020-21 of Uttarakhand Technical University, UTU Dehradun. The syllabus is according to the Scheme of Examination as per AICTE Flexible Curricula.

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management

(a) Evolution of HRM
(b) Objectives and Function of HRM
(c) Role and Responsibilities of HR Manager
(d) Relevance of HRM
(e) Systems approach to HRM.

Unit 2: Acquisition of Human Resource Management

(a) Human Resource Planning:
Purpose and Process
(b) Recruitment and Selection:
Source of Recruitment,
Stages in Selection Process
(c) Placement, Goals Analysis:
Job Description and Job Specification.

Unit 3: Developing Human Resources

(a) Training and Development:
Training Needs,
Training Methods,
Application of Computers in Training,
Developing Effective Training Programmes
(b) Concept of HRD
(c) Management Development Programmes.

Unit 4: Performance Appraisal

(a) Concept and Objectives of Performance Appraisal
(b) Process of Performance Appraisal
(c) Criteria for Performance Appraisal
(d) Benefits of Performance Appraisal
(e) Limitation and Constraints
(f) 360 Degree Performance Appraisal
(g) Promotion-Degree,
Transfer Air Separation:
Principles, and Types;
Principles and Types;
Retirement Scheme.

Unit 5: Motivating Human Resources

(a) Motivation at Work,
Major Motivation Theory: An overview
(b) Participative Management
(c) Compensation Management,
Major Elements of Compensation Management
(d) Incentives: Concepts, Types of Incentives;
Incentives schemes in Indian Industries;
Fringe Benefits
(e) Discipline and Employees’ Grievance Redressal.

► Suggested Books & Readings

  1. Dessler, Gray, and Biju Varkkey, Human Resource Management, 11ed., Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2009
  2. David S. Decenzo and Stephen P. Robbins, Personnel & Human Resource Management, 3edition, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 2006
  3. K. Aswathappa Books, Human Resource & Personnel Management, Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  4. R. S. Dwivedi, Managing Human Resources in Indian Enterprises, Galgotia Publications, New Delhi.
  5. Biswajeet Pattanayak, Human Resource Management, 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi
  6. Gomez-Mejia, Managing Human Resources, 3 edition, Pearson Education
  7. Ivancevich, Human Resource Management, Tata McGraw-Hill

► MBA (II Sem) Complete Syllabus

  1. Organizational Behaviour (OB)
  2. Management Accounting (MA)
  3. Special Foundation Course (SFC)
  4. Marketing Management (MM)
  5. Financial Management (FM)
  6. Human Resource Management (HRM)
  7. Production and Operation Management (POM)
  8. Business Research Methods (BRM)