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Human Resource Management


Bachelor of Arts

The Human Resource Management major focuses on the management of an organization's human resources in both unionized and non-unionized settings. The major is intended for two types of management-oriented students:

  1. Students who are concerned with management of human resources
  2. Students who plan to specialize in industrial relations and human resource functions.

Upon graduation, students majoring in Human Resource Management will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competencies in the core areas of research, problem solving, statistical analysis, computer skills, oral communication and writing
  • Apply ethical reasoning to decision making and demonstrate personal and team leadership skills
  • Exhibit knowledge of the legal, regulatory, ethical and technological issues inherent in the global environment of business today
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to progress in a career and/or pursue advanced studies, and apply fundamental knowledge of economics, information systems, business research, accounting, law and management to decision-making

Core Courses

ACCT 203 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 204 - Principles of Accounting II
BUAD 223 - Legal Environment of Business
BUAD 225 - Principles of Management
BUAD 310 - Business Research
ECON 210 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics
HRM 325 - Human Resource Management
HRM 335 - Organizational Behavior
HRM 336 - Training and Development
HRM 355 - Employment Law
HRM 385 - Global Management
HRM 408 - Labor Management Relations
HRM 420 - Compensation
HRM 425 - Strategic Human Resources Management
MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
MIS 220 - Microcomputer Applications for Business
PHIL 212 - Ethics in Business and Society
PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
SOCY 240 - Racial, Ethnic and Gender Inequality
SPEC 109 - Human Communication
SPEC 111 - Public Speaking
WRTG 159 - Contemporary Argument and Research
WRTG 225 - Organizational Communications

Additional Program Requirements

The human resource management degree also includes one of the following courses:

To graduate, majors must maintain a grade of C- or better in all major core and supporting courses.