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MPHR-802-01 Strategic Thinking in Human Resources
Wayne Connell
The focus of this course is on providing H.R. professionals with the
skills and tools to think analytically. Research indicates that
successful organizations base their key business decisions on
organizational strategies. Thus, H.R. professionals must be able to
add value by thinking critically about the ramifications of business
decisions on the leadership of H.R. This course provides students with
a strategic thinking and application process that entails
environmental analysis, assessment of competencies and weaknesses,
analysis of competitors and the formulation and implementation of
effective strategies that result in competitive advantage. It requires
students to apply the critical business skills of planning and
managing strategic activities. The course also seeks to develop
students’ capacity to identify issues, to reason carefully about
strategic options and improve their ability to manage the organization
process by which strategies get formed and executed.
Course Objectives
On completion of this course, students will:
• Think critically
• Analyze and understand the role strategies play in determining the
direction of an organization;
• Understand and apply strategic thinking and planning integrates as
it relates to business operations;
• Understand how to present well –reasoned plans and proposals to
leadership and.
• Develop and apply the skills to identify an organization’s
strategies and determine how H.R. impacts organization imperatives
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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