The following descriptions represent the information available at the time of publication. Refer to the Calendar and the Timetable and Instructions on the CHRM website for up-to-date information. When considering prerequisites, co-requisites and exclusions, note that the comma (,) the semi-colon (;) the ampersand (&) or the plus sign (+) mean AND; the solidus symbol (/) means OR.
Exclusion: Students may not enrol in a course if it is listed as an exclusion in a course they are currently taking or a course they have already passed.
Prerequisite: A course required as preparation for entry to another course. If students consider that they have equivalent preparation, they may ask the Department (not the CHRM Office) concerned to waive the stated prerequisite. Students who do not hold the prerequisites will be removed from courses.
Corequisite: A requirement to be undertaken concurrently with another course. The corequisite will be waived if a student has previously obtained standing in it, or if the Department consents.
Recommended Preparation: Background material or courses that may enhance a student's understanding of a course.
Group A Courses
WDW240H1 Introduction to Employment Relations
An introduction to the study of the world of work and employment, the history and development of employment relations, its central theories and concepts; the behaviours, outcomes, practices and institutions that emerge from or affect the employment relationship; contemporary issues and comparative employment relations systems.
WDW244H1 Labour Relations
Introduction to the institutions, issues and legislation affecting the employment relationship in the public and private sectors in Canada, with emphasis on collective bargaining. The economic and political environment, history of the labour movement, union organization, certification, contract negotiation, strikes, dispute resolution, contract administration and grievances.
Exclusion: ECO244Y1, WDW244Y1
WDW260H1 Organizational Behaviour
Introduction to the nature of organizations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within organizations, including topics such as culture and diversity, reward systems, motivation, leadership, politics, communication, decision-making, conflict and group processes. Not recommended for students in Commerce programs.
Exclusion: MGT262H1, RSM260H1
WDW339H1 Labour Markets and Public Policy
This course is designed to provide students in the Employment Relations program with knowledge of how the labour market affects the employment relationship. The basic tools of labour economics are developed and applied to various issues of organizational and government policy such as: the incentive effects of compensation arrangements, government income support programs, and minimum wage policy; the determinants of preferences for hours of work including job-sharing, overtime and retirement; the impacts of unions on compensation and productivity; public-sector employment and alternatives to the right to strike; discrimination in employment on the basis of gender and race as well as related government policies such as pay and employment equity.
Note: WDW339H1 will not count towards an ECO subject post.
Exclusions: ECO239Y, 339Y, ECO261H15
WDW346H1 Human Resource Planning
An understanding is developed of how essential elements of the human resource planning process support organizational goals and strategies. Topics such as environmental influences, job analysis, forecasting human resource needs and ascertaining supply, succession planning, downsizing and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, and strategic international issues are examined.
WDW347H1 Training and Development
The role of training and development initiatives in organizations. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct a training needs assessment, identify training objectives, explore strategies to increase the transfer of training, design and deliver a training activity using various training methodologies, and evaluate its effectiveness.
WDW348H1 Recruitment and Selection
The principles, legal issues, and emerging trends affecting the recruitment process and selection of staff in organizations. Development of recruitment strategies, assessment of applications for employment, interviewing candidates, and the role of testing and measurement of competencies in making hiring decisions.
The theory and process of developing and administering compensation systems. Through the core compensation principles of efficiency, equity, consistency and competitiveness we consider such topics as: job analysis, job evaluation, pay levels and structures, pay for performance, benefits, and compensating special groups of workers.
Resolving conflicts constructively is a challenge faced by all organizations and most individuals. This course will cover fundamentals of the negotiation process and conflict resolution. This course will apply multiple cases and simulations providing students with several opportunities to build their skills.
Prerequisite: WDW244H1 and WDW260H1
WDW378H1 Employment Health
The influence of legislation, the labour market and collective bargaining on health policies and programs in the workplace. The rights and responsibilities of employers, employees, unions and governments for the regulation and promotion of workplace health and safety; and the implications of evolving demographic, economic, and social factors.
Prerequisite: WDW244H1 and WDW260H1
WDW379H1 Employment Relations Research and Human Resource Analytics
An introduction to fundamental quantitative and qualitative research methods to enable students to critically evaluate and conduct research in the labour field. The class will explore data-driven, analytical approaches to managing human resources using basic metrics, analysis, and interpretation of information that link human resource initiatives to various indicators of organizational performance.
Prerequisite: WDW244H1 and WDW260H1
WDW430Y1 Employment Law
The major legal structures which regulate the employment relationship in the public and private sectors: the common law of contract (master/servant law), legislation governing collective bargaining, the primary statutes (Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and the Human Rights Code).
Prerequisite: WDW244H1 and WDW260H1
WDW446H1 Working as an Internal Organizational Consultant
This course examines the various elements of the consulting process and the interpersonal skills required to build trust, influence others, contract with clients, and establish and maintain strong working relationships.
Prerequisite: WDW244H1 and WDW260H1 and 2 WDW3**H level courses in CHRM
MGT201H1 Introduction to Financial Accounting (formerly MGT120H1)[24L]
Introduction to financial reporting and analysis that is used by companies to organize and evaluate data in light of their organization’s goal. Emphasis is on decision-making and interpretation of financial statements and how they can be used to plan a firm’s overall business activities through the use of real-world companies. Not open to Rotman Commerce students.
Exclusion: MGT120H1, RSM219H1
RSM222H1 Management Accounting I (formerly MGT223H1)
Covers the conceptual and analytical foundations of management accounting and the applications of cost accounting information. Costing and control concepts are analyzed to equip students with tools for establishing costing systems, making business decisions, and evaluating management performance. Materials are designed to help students understand strategic cost management principles.
Prerequisite: Employment Relations or Human Resource Management: MGT201H1; Rotman Commerce: RSM219H1;
RSM361H1 Human Resource Management (formerly MGT460H1, RSM460H1)
Human resource management is studied from the perspective of the manager/practitioner. The course focuses on decisions about when and whom to hire, how much to pay, what training to offer, and how to evaluate employees. Class exercises and projects are used to provide students with some practical experience with these topics.
Prerequisite: Employment Relations and Human Resource Management: WDW260H1; Rotman Commerce: MGT262H1/RSM260H1
Exclusion: MGT460H1; RSM460H1
Group B courses:
ECO100Y1 Introduction to Economics
An introduction to economic analysis and its applications: price determination; the role of competition; international trade and finance; the theory of production and employment; the role of money and the banking system; monetary and fiscal policy. NOTE graphical and quantitative analysis are used extensively.
Recommended Preparation: MCV4U (Calculus & Vectors) and MHF4U (Advanced Functions), or equivalent secondary school mathematics credits
ECO105Y1 Principles of Economics for Non-Specialists
Fundamentals for consumers, businesses, citizens. Microeconomics focuses on cost/benefit analysis: gains from trade, price coordination, competition/monopoly, efficiency/equity tradeoffs, government/market failures, environmental policies, income/wealth distributions. Macroeconomics focuses on: GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, monetary/fiscal policies, business cycles, exchange rates, government deficits/debt, globalization. Emphasizes economic literacy, fewer mathematical tools than ECO100Y1
SOC101Y1 Introduction to Sociology
The basic principles and methods of Sociology applied to the study of human societies; social sources of differing values and conceptions of reality, and the influences of these on the behaviour of individuals, patterns of relations among groups, and social stability and change.
Exclusion: SOC102H and SOC103H
SOC102H1 Introduction to Sociology Social Inequalities
What causes the emergence, persistence and decline of inequalities based on class, gender, race, ethnicity and country of residence? Variations in artistic, mathematical, athletic and other skills are strikingly evident; this course explores why they are associated with varying rewards, including income, power and prestige.
SOC103H1 Introduction to Sociology Social Institutions and Processes
Operating through economic, educational, political, religious, familial and other institutions, society opens up some opportunities and closes off others, thus helping to make us what we are and influencing what we can become. This course explores how social institutions work and how they structure our lives.
SOC207H1 Sociology of Work & Occupations (formerly SOC207Y1)
The nature and meaning of work in relation to changes in the position of the professions, unions and government, of women and minority groups, and in industrial societies more generally. Career choice and strategies, occupational mobility, and individual satisfaction at work.
Prerequisite: SOC101Y1 or SOC102H1 or SOC103H1
STA220H1 The Practice of Statistics I
An introductory course in statistical concepts and methods, emphasizing exploratory data analysis for univariate and bivariate data, sampling and experimental designs, basic probability models, estimation and tests of hypothesis in one-sample and comparative two-sample studies. A statistical computing package is used but no prior computing experience is assumed.
Prerequisite: Grade 12 Mathematics and one University course in the physical, social, or life sciences
STA221H1 The Practice of Statistics II
Continuation of STA220H1, emphasizing major methods of data analysis such as analysis of variance for one factor and multiple factor designs, regression models, categorical and non-parametric methods.