This is an intermediate-level course that seeks to develop business leaders who understand human resources practices essential to firm performance. The course is relevant for entrepreneurs who are building successful organizations and leaders in existing enterprises. In this course you will examine how to create, structure and adjust an organization’s basic human capital levers to achieve superior results. This course is designed to help you learn about: 1) How organizations link organizational requirements, corporate strategy, and human capital systems with specific business objectives; 2) Talent management processes, including how companies hire, socialize, appraise, reward, and retain talent; 3) The practices and analytical frameworks that help managers leverage human capital; 4) The factors that affect your success as a developing business leader. This is a discussion-focused class that will require your attendance and engagement. A large portion of your grade will be based on in-class contributions. Other graded components may include essays, quizzes, and written business case analyses. There will be a readings packet available for purchase; no textbook is required.