B.A. in Human Resources Management

The Peres Academic Center undergraduate program in Human Resource Management was formulated in order to train students to work as human resource managers in various organizations.
Human resource management deals with managing and developing the organization’s most valuable asset – the people it employs. The professional specializes in recruiting the right people to the right positions, retaining them as capable and highly motivated individuals and promoting their careers, both for their personal benefit and for the benefit of the organization. For HR employees, junior and senior, it is a strategic position where they are responsible for sorting, recruiting, placement, rewarding, development and training, employee welfare and retention.

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Undergraduate degree in HR Management - Curriculum

The curriculum trains students to become human resource managers with a broad and multidisciplinary perspective, emphasizing all of the issues addressed by the manager: Strategy, recruitment, sorting, welfare, career and talent management and compensation.

The course will present basic terms in HR management and central theories. We will study the link between HR management and business-organizational management and about the development of HR management over time and cultures.

We will discuss people, teams and organizations and their interactions. We will focus on two levels – the individual and the group. On the individual level, we will address employee perceptions and positions, commitment, satisfaction and motivation. On the group level, we will deal with work teams, communication and leadership.

The course is intended to provide students with basic knowledge in descriptive statistics and statistical inference. Students will be introduced to various tools for processing and analyzing quantitative figures, will acquire skills for reading, interpreting and presenting statistical figures and skills for applying statistical tools toward reaching managerial and business decisions.

The course aims to generate a deep understanding of the roles of the manager (general and professional, specifically the HR manager) and the challenges they currently face, providing know-how and practice with updated tools for self and employee management, aiming to efficiently cope with managerial challenges in a competitive environment and to succeed in their various positions.

The course deals with applications of accounting and financing information relating to the financial and monetary condition of various companies and businesses, and with investment decision making processes, aiming to increase firm valuation. The course defines the accounting principles, financial reports and their preparation, the manner in which financial reports are analyzed at the most basic level and basic terms in financing, including types of nominal insurance, effective and real, capitalization coefficients and decision making on investing in companies. The course will provide basic knowledge of financing and financial accounting terms.

We will further our discussion on understanding organizational behavior, focusing on two analysis levels: The organization as an open and comprehensive system and the environmental level. In terms of the organization, we will discuss the essence of the organizational phenomenon and organizational characteristics, organizational structures and organizational development, types of organizations, we will discuss factors impacting organization success and failure, as well as organizational culture. On the environmental level, we will discuss environmental factors impacting the organization’s operations and major relevant theories.

We will study the principles of academic discourse – developing the skills required for deciphering academic text and writing on an academic level. The course will provide students with tools that will help them identify the main issues in academic texts, how to summarize them and use the information therein. It will help them select a topic for writing a paper and to search, consolidate and edit relevant information.

This course aims to provide students with the updated know-how relating to human resource planning in an organization and to develop an in-depth understanding of how changes within and outside of the organization impact human resource planning. The course will examine human resource planning procedures regarding the organization’s strategy and will focus on their impact on organization performance.

This introductory course deals with terms, tools, models and theories of micro and macroeconomics. The course is unique in its emphasis on the application of material studied in human resource management.

The course will provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge on managing methods and tools for occupational analysis, recruitment, employee sorting, orientation and the evaluation and control of such processes. Throughout the course, students will practice recruitment methods and sorting tools currently available to organizations. Upon completing the course, students will be able to define positions for recruitment purposes and operate sorting systems, including interviewing new recruits, using valid references and analyzing and understanding various sorting reports.

The course focuses on developing a psycho-sociological framework that examines individual and organizations in light of the dynamic of career progression. The course will cover two interrelated levels – the individual and the organization. In terms of the individual, we will discuss models of career development, career selection, career stages and career success. On the organizational level, we will examine models and mechanisms for planning needs, organizational mobility and employee promotion and development within the organization. The final part of the course will be dedicated to providing practical tools for planning and managing organizational careers on these two levels.

The aim of the course is to provide students with the foundations of labor law and labor relations in Israel; the rationale and objective of labor laws; the judicial instances; protective laws; employer-employee relations, their creation, duration and termination; collective labor relations – the main players, the right to organize, collective agreements, collective arrangements, expansionary orders, strikes. The course will provide practical knowledge and tools to anyone intending to work in human resource management, management and employing employees in related fields.

Students will be exposed to major ethical dilemmas in the field while studying the ethical codes adopted in Israel and worldwide, various philosophical theories relating to the basic principles of the addressed issue. The course examines various ethical issues relating to ethical business management and decision making. The course provides critical thinking skills and presents various thinking methods relating to the study of ethics.

The course will provide the students basic legal background in various fields of law, while enhancing their acquaintance with the legal system, the Israeli legal method and the courts system.

The course will provide an introduction to the legal system, the Israeli justice system, basic legal terminology and a basic knowledge of various fields of law.

The course will review marketing from a managerial perspective. The course will introduce the concept of the “marketing language” by reviewing basic marketing terminology and perceptions. We will discuss various marketing activities, present tools for coping with various marketing situations and objectives and study principles for strategic decisions in marketing. The know-how and experiences throughout the course will help students understand how marketing decisions that were meticulously made and applied could lead any organization to better performance.

The course will provide the students know-how on team development processes, developing student awareness to their capabilities and roles as members and leaders of teams, developing skills for diagnosing and analyzing behavior patterns within teams and implementing measures to develop effective teamwork.

The course will expose the students to the importance of interorganizational communications at all levels. It will examine the communication channels available to the organization (formal, informal, verbal, non-verbal), disruptions to organizational communications and methods for solving them. In addition, we will discuss the importance of conducting an organizational communications survey (as a diagnostic tool) in order to formulate an effective communications system for the organization.

The course aims to expose the students to both the theoretical and practical aspects relating to developing and training the human capital within organizations. The course will clarify the importance of developing human resources within a human resource body and will discuss major learning theories underlying the development of human capital in the organization.

The course aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical tools that will enable them to plan, execute and critically read all stages of an empirical study. The course will present various research methods and tools, customary in business administration. In addition, the students will acquire relevant resource searching skills and will practice academic writing rules.

The course aims to provide HR managers and decision makers with extensive theoretical and practical know-how as well as tools for analyzing decision situations, their own and those of others around them: Colleagues, employees, customers, etc. The course will be accompanied with examples from the business/managerial world.

The course deals with various forms of compensation in different organizations both in the public and private sector. The course will introduce the students to the theories and models explaining the problem of compensation, as well s the tools and considerations to be applied when devising a compensation system. The course will further present different compensation methods.

The course will address this matter in depth and review various fields linking these content areas. It will discuss issues relating to interpersonal differences, self regulation of work efforts, positions such as satisfaction, trust and engagement and their impact on employee performance, and the importance of matching the employee to the position and organization and the implications of such matches. Acknowledging that the 21st century working environment is characterized by pressure and the risk of burnout, the course will examine the factors and symptoms of stress at work and the development of coping methods. The course will emphasize unique stressors, such as life-work conflict, workaholism.

This course will methodically address the process of employee assessment within an organization from translating organizational objective into quantifiable metrics, data compilation, devising evaluation tools, preparing opinions, issuing feedback and integrating the process deliverable in other processes within the organization (staffing, promotion, compensation, training and more). The course reviews how the organization and employee can benefit from the process. The course places an emphasis on factors that may impair process effectiveness and how to cope with them.

The many changes in the labor market in the modern age and the ever-growing competition compels organizations to manage their talent base in an informed manner. The course is intended to develop a frame of reference that examines employees and organizations from a perspective of talent and career management in the modern world while examining its applications. We will place a special emphasis on issues and tools for locating and developing talent within the organization and career-long learning. We will discuss the relevance of these terms, both as related to career management within and outside of organizations in managerial terms and as related to each of our personal careers.

Leading organizations realize that conducting a professional employee separation process is an essential element of the HR management cycle. Managing a successful process directly impacts the organization’s ability to recover and move forward. We will present various aspects of the dismissal/retirement processes, both from the perspective of the organization and that of the employee. In addition, we will discuss how to conduct proper employee separation processes.

We will discuss and become acquainted with various issues in the field of computers and information systems at the organizational level, comprising a gateway into this important world.

The course aims to expose its participants to several managerial approaches adopted by organization in recent years, both in the productive and service sectors, all by teaching the conceptual infrastructure (the “What”?) and the implementation method (the “How”?). Studies will be conducted through the presentation of examples, provision of tools and practicing them in class. A special emphasis will be placed on the implications of adopting the various approaches of human resource management.

The course will deal with the theory of public administration and the study of public policy. We will discuss strategies for setting public policy and their implementation toward setting the public policy in Israel.

This course will enable an understanding of the main challenges currently facing HR managements in organizations operating in various cultural environments. Upon completing the course, students will be able to critically evaluate the theory and practice if international HR. On the practical level, students will be able to develop a global HR policy in global organizations in which they work, where they will apply HR methods, tools and processes studied throughout the course while addressing the environmental impacts (internal and external), the cultural differences and various stakeholders.

The course aims to provide students with sic terms related to business English and to develop reading comprehension skills for academic texts on human resources.

The course focuses on the challenges facing HR personnel in contemporary organizations and it will discuss the relations between business strategy and HR strategy.

The course will propose practices that support employee management and retention toward creating leading organizations and for improving organizational performance to enable a proper response for the organization’s strategic objectives.

Organizational consulting is an important element in accompanying organizational changes, from planning through implementation and integration. The course aims to expose the students to a wide variety of disciplines relating to the consulting process and to introduce them to various tools and methods of organizational consulting. The course provides an initial acquaintance with the field on an organizational, team and individual level. The course provides students who wish to specialize in this field a choice.

Organizational change has become part of the organizational routine and among the most important roles of management. The course aims to provide the participants a basis for understanding the meaning of planned organizational change and to expose them to main aspects of change management.

The workshop aims to enable students to combine the theoretical knowledge acquired through the curriculum with the practical aspect of Human Resources. The workshop will implement major HR topics, provide coaching skills relating to the definition of the vision and personal values, and create a process for vision realization while acquiring the skills needed for the coach. In addition, students will acquire experience in HR work on the strategic level, by actually translating the organizational vision into a service level agreement. Finally, students will deal with the world of employee empowerment, empowerment program development and more.

The final project comprises an integrative work that integrates and implements the theoretical know-how that students acquired throughout their studies (in class) with the real organizational business world (in the field).

To provide students with knowledge, understanding and experience with critical elements of the negotiating process while emphasizing labor and HR relations as derived of studies and practice in the organizational world. The course will be divided into 3 parts according to the stages of negotiations: 1. Basic terms in negotiations. 2. Collective negotiations in the public and private sector. 3. Negotiation case analysis while emphasizing labor and HR relations in Israeli reality.

The manner in which organizational behavior researchers relate to emotions at work has undergone a revolution over the past two decades. The course will review this revolution while focusing on emotional intelligence. Throughout the course, we will introduce the various models of emotional intelligence as well as the methods for measuring it.

The course focuses on employee and manager learning and training processes in contemporary organizations. The course is intended to provide knowledge, theories and central terms for developing and managing different forms of employee training. In addition, the course is intended to provide an understanding of the learning processes occurring within labor organizations and of the principles guiding the informed design of such learning environments. The course will teach models and tools for developing, constructing and designing learning processes while extensively using a variety of learning tools and integrating practical experience.

*EOE. The details of the program are subject to change.
**The list of courses may be updated in accordance with the curriculum at the start of the year.
***This is a structured system; optional courses are liable to be dispersed automatically and subject to change
based on available offerings only. The number of available courses is subject to the structure of the program.
****Courses will be opened subject to a minimum number of registered participants.

Registration and Admission

The programme accepts candidates who fulfil the following conditions:

Academic staff

לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Yoram Mitki
Prof. Yoram Mitki
Head of Department
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Yonatan Shertzer
Dr. Yonatan Shertzer
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Anat Geifman-Broder
Dr. Anat Geifman-Broder
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Hila Rahamim Engel
Dr. Hila Rahamim Engel
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Malka Shmotkin
Dr. Malka Shmotkin
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות  Dr. Keren Tur
Dr. Keren Tur
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Amir Levy
Amir Levy

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