Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management

Offered by the Graduate School

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Goals and Objectives

The Graduate School commits itself to develop: 

  1. Competent professionals who, inspired by the ideals of St. Antoninus of Florence, promote excellence in the production, advancement, and transmission of specialized knowledge and skills in the sciences, the arts, and community service; 
  2. Scholarly researchers and creative thinkers who, kindled by St. Thomas Aquinas’s ardour for truth, aspire to become fonts of intellectual creativity and, in their quest for quality research, are proficient and critical in assessing and communicating information in various fields that impact the professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community; 
  3. Professional Christian leaders who, touched by St. Dominic de Guzman’s apostolic fire and warmed by Mary’s motherly care, articulate ethics and truth, high level of moral maturity in resolving issues and promoting social justice and compassion for the poor, and care for the environment; 
  4. Globally engaged citizens who, with ardent advocacy for life, promote a deeper understanding of tolerance and justice as well as linguistic, religious, and cultural diversities as a result of the precise evaluation of modern problems and inquiries; 
  5. Committed scholars who, nurtured by the dogmas of Christian faith and values, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth through the promotion of an intellectual culture that values academic rigor and freedom of scientific investigations; and 
  6. Lifelong learners who, empowered by St. Antoninus of Florence’s zeal for learning, are committed to the advancement of a higher culture through a continuous search for intellectual inquiries and new knowledge as well as faithfulness to Catholic intellectual traditions. 
Program Intended Learning Outcomes

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Program Curriculum

Pre-Requisite Courses

PHL 821 – Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas 
An expository of the essential philosophical teachings of the Angelic Doctor organized around the 24 fundamental theses of Thomism against the background of St. Thomas Aquinas’ successful synthesis of Scholastic Philosophy, Biblical and Catholic Tradition, and Aristotelian Method. 


PHL 822 – Philosophy of Man 
The course deals with an analytic study of contemporary Christian critique and synthesis of modern and contemporary philosophies of man, with background philosophies of man from Ancient Greece, India and China. 


PHL 823 – Philosophy of Values 
The course deals with the study of the survey exposition of the moral philosophies dating back from Socrates, Buddha, and Confucius to contemporary moral philosophies around a reflective critique of these in the light of contemporary Catholic moral thought. Credit: 3 units. 


GS 800 – Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
The course deals with the advanced concepts, research techniques and methodology as such as the IMRAD format, and other statistical treatments in the preparation of the manuscripts for representations in conferences, colloquia, symposia and seminars. 

Core Courses
Specialization Courses

HRM 801 – Performance Management Systems 
The course covers activities, systems, and technologies that ensure that goals are consistently met in an effective and efficient manner by focusing on the performance of the organization, a department, processes to build a product or service, and employees. 


HRM 802 – Compensation and Benefits Design and Administration 
The course is focused on the pay model, compensation objectives, policy divisions, and pay techniques. I will also include discussion on job evaluation, external competitiveness, formulation of pay structure, benefits and services, performance appraisal, and compensation decision. 


HRM 803 – Management of Corporate Culture 
The course deals with managing and leading successful effective leaderships with the background of the espoused values, assumptions, and traditions of the business environment. 


HRM 804 – Human Resource Management Policy Formulation 
The course deals with the integration of factors, tools, and functional areas aimed at developing an over-all corporate strategy focusing on human and business resources for the success of the organization. 


HRM 805 – Current Human Resource Management Issues, Trends, and Challenges 
It is a seminar course which deals with the analysis and evaluation of issues, trends, and challenges encountered in the human resource management areas and suggest holistic approaches in the resolutions to these problems. 


HRM 806 – Labour Law and Social Legislation 
The course deals with an analytical study of the economic, sociological, and legal losses of the reciprocal rights and duties of management and labor. The different labor laws and social legislations are also analyzed. 


HRM 807 – Executive Management 
The course deals with the essentials of human resources, finance, procurement, information management, and related fields from the point of view of executive managers. It deepens their understanding of the management-level responsibilities as well as those of key government stakeholders with the goal of streamlining the decision-making processes and optimizing the overall organizational performance. 


HRM 808 – Organizational Development 
The course deals with the practices that would enhance organizational performance and individual development through the increased alignment in the various systems within the organization. OD interventions are inclusive of the methodologies and approaches to the strategic plans, organization design, change management, leadership development, performance management, team building, work-life balance, and coaching. 


HRM 809 – Career Development and Succession Planning 
The course deals with the preparation of an employee beyond the requirements of his/her present positions and can take a broader value of his/her role in the organization and society in general. It includes self-monitoring, assessment of work and life goals career preferences, and most especially reconciliation of employees to organizational goals and objectives. 


HRM 810 – International Human Resource Management 
The course deals with a unique blend of theory and practice to help students analyze the vast array of employment practices, employment structures, and human resource management strategies in a comparative and global context. Its philosophy is to provide the conceptual and practical tools necessary to address the impact of globalization on the Human Resource practice. 

Summary of Program Requirements
Degree Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
Core Courses
Specialization Courses
Cognate Courses
Foreign Languages 
Written Comprehensive Exams
      Dissertation Writing I
      Dissertation Writing II
      Dissertation Writing III

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