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HRMT412 - Compensation and Benefits

Course Details

Course Code: HRMT412 Course ID: 2971 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course establishes a foundation for the art of compensation and benefit practices. Students will examine the context of compensation and benefit practices, the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, and contemporary challenges that compensation and benefits professionals will face given the current economic times.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
LO1: Define the strategic importance of benefits to employees in the workplace.
LO2: Discuss the approaches available to strategically planning an employee benefits program.
LO3: Evaluate the economic rationale for employers to offer a mix of cash and benefits in a compensation package.
LO4: Clarify the difference between qualified and nonqualified benefit plans retirement plans.
LO5: Describe employer-sponsored health insurance programs
LO6: Describe employer-sponsored group medical, disability, and life insurance programs and the various options available to both employers and employees.
LO7: Define paid time-off programs, and other forms of employee leave programs.
LO8: Explain the differences between employee benefits in the United States and around the world.
LO9: Explain the legal and regulatory influences on global employee benefits practices.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

APA Style Writing

World at Work

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.