Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management

Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management

International Human Resources Management

Global Compensation and Benefits

Course Description:

Compensation decisions have been affected by the global nature of organizations. From a compensation perspective, organizations have to be aware of and respond to global issues when devising compensation strategic. This course will examine the theory and practice relating organizational characteristics to compensation-system strategy, design, and administration are covered. Topics include job evaluation, pay surveys, pay structure, pay administration, as well as individual and group incentives. A comprehensive overview of employee benefit principles and concepts will be presented. The design and administration of benefits such as pension, insurance, medical and other welfare plans as well as employer-provided benefits will be analyzed and reviewed. Additional topics include current trends, the impact of organizational characteristics on benefit strategy/design, and cost-effectiveness.

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