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15.660 Strategic HR Management, Spring 2003

Bobsled team competing in Winter Olympics.
Athletes working as a team to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics. (Image courtesy of U.S. Army Public Affairs.)

Highlights of this Course

Strategic HR Management features a full set of lecture notes and assignment questions. The final exam for this course is also available in the exams section.

Course Description

This course is about both the design and execution of human resource management strategies. This course has two central themes: (1) How to think systematically and strategically about aspects of managing the organization's human assets, and (2) What really needs to be done to implement these policies and to achieve competitive advantage. It adopts the perspective of a general manager and addresses human resource topics (including reward systems, performance management, high-performance human resource systems, training and development, recruitment, retention, equal employment opportunity laws, work-force diversity, and union-management relationships) from a strategic perspective.


Prof. Paul Osterman
Prof. Diane Burton

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session



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