Human Resource Development – BUSI 750

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An advanced study of the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group and organizational effectiveness. Coverage is designed to develop ethical, competent professional leaders with the KSA's needed to perform effectively in critical HRD roles.


BUSI 700 and 710


All organizational leaders are de-facto human resource development (HRD) leaders. As such, it is imperative that organizational leaders develop keen understanding of strategic people-management practices. Grounded in Christian worldview investigation and application, this course equips organizational leaders to develop and implement strategic human resource development practices in line with both codified and emerging strategic HR/HRD theory and practice.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between administrative and strategic views of HRD (Analysis, PLO 2).
  2. Assess the state of strategic HRD in light of HRD research/theory/practice and related literature (Analysis & Synthesis, PLOs 1–2).
  3. Design strategic HRD practices to foster high performing individuals, teams, and organizations (Synthesis, PLOs 1–4).
  4. Articulate an advanced biblical Christian worldview relative to human nature, work, and HRD (Analysis & Synthesis, PLOs 2 & 4).

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400–700 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–300 words. All Discussion boards must be in current APA format.

This course requires 2 distinct papers: the Individual Application, Reflection, and Synthesis Paper and the Team Application, Reflection, and Synthesis Paper. The student will be responsible to write the first paper. The student will work with a team of classmates to write the second paper. Both papers must be 1,500 words in current APA format that focuses on answering questions about the texts. Each paper must include at least 9 references including the course textbooks.

This course requires 1 distinct Strategic HRD Research Proposal. The student must write a 3,000-word (minimum word count excluding your references section) paper and develop a related 15-slide presentation.