Developing Human Capital

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Developing Human Capital

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG 2003 Management Principles or MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations 

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    The role of developing human capital in achieving corporate objectives, through effective needs assessment, employee development plans and career management. Evaluation of the training and development effort, learning theories and e-learning.

    Training and developing human capital must be aligned with overall business strategy. This course examines the role of training and development beyond training program design. It provides students with the necessary knowledge and insight into the creation of systems to motivate employees to learn and to share knowledge. The course also provides the student with the necessary background to understand how globalization, new technology, employee retention and growth, attracting and winning talent, changing demographics and diversity of workforce have an impact on training and development practices.

    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Analyze the employee training process, and explain its relationship to employee and organizational effectiveness. (analysis)
    2. Explain the career management process, and examine contemporary challenges in employee development and career management. (analysis)
    3. Analyze and apply knowledge in employee training and development to contemporary organizations. (analysis and application)

    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    • Classes consist of lectures, case studies, experiential exercises, and in-class discussion of related material.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course content.
    • Use of the Blackboard learning platform: in order to enhance the teaching and learning process, instructors may use the site to post their announcements, upload related course material, lecture notes, assignment instructions and additional resources.


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