Concentration in Human Resource Management

It is often said that people are an organization’s greatest resource. People who work in human resource management provide specialized methods, techniques and professional judgment geared toward fair and effective employee selection, rewards, training, placement, management and development. By making effective use of employees’ skills, and helping employees find satisfaction in their jobs and working conditions, both the employees and employers benefit from enhanced productivity. 

People who work in human resource management have a wide range of responsibilities within a company. These include forecasting the organization’s employee needs such as hiring, developing appraisal, compensation and professional development systems; establishing and maintaining effective labor relations; analyzing and improving the working environment; and interpreting employment regulations. Typical job titles found in human resource departments include benefits analyst, training services coordinator, HR administrator, employment and placement manager, job analyst, labor relations specialist, affirmative action manager, recruiter, and personnel development specialist.  

Business Core Courses:

  • BUSN 100: Business for the Common Good (2 credits)

  • ENTR 100: Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation (2 credits)
  • ACCT 100: Principles of Accounting I (4 credits)  
  • BUSN 200: Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)  
  • ACCT 200: Principles of Accounting II (2 credits)  
  • OPMT 300: Operations & Supply Chain Management (2 credits)  
  • FINC 310: Core Financial Management (2 credits)  
  • MKTG 200: Introduction to Marketing (2 credits)  
  • MGMT 200: Working Skillfully in Organizations (2 credits)  
  • BLAW 300: Law for Business Leaders (2 credits)  
  • BETH 300: Ethical Principles in Business (2 credits)  

Note: The required core business courses (BUSN 100, ENTR 100, ACCT 100, ACCT 200, BUSN 200, FINC 310, OPMT 300, MKTG 200, MGMT 200, BETH 300, BLAW 300) must be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete these courses by the end of their first semester, junior year. 

Elective Courses in Business Core:

  • Ten credits from undergraduate courses with designations ACCT / BETH / BLAW / ENTR / FINC / MGMT /MKTG / OPMT / REAL. These credits may be taken in courses within the department of the student’s business concentration. Transfer credits with these designations must be at the 300 level or above. 

Concentration Courses:

  • MGMT 362 Attracting, Acquiring, and Rewarding Talent (4 credits) 
  • MGMT 364 Employee and Labor Relations (4 credits) 
  • MGMT 365 Organization Development (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 367 Leading and Managing Change (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 385 Inclusive Leadership (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 395 Strategic Thinking (2 credits)  
  • BLAW 314 Employment Law (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 460 Human Resource Strategy (4 credits) 
  • BUSN 202 Microsoft Excel Applications for Business (0 credits) 
    or CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology & Business Applications (4 credits) 

Allied Requirements:

  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year. 

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Plus four credits from the following:

  • COJO 100 Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)
  • COJO 370 Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • ENGL 211 or above (4 credits)