Human Resource Management
Why Major in Human Resource Management?
It's a well known dictum that "the people make the place." Human resource managers work strategically with organizations to recruit the right talent, motivate them with compensation, and make them even more valuable through training and development.
Human Resource Management (HRM) trains students to excel at applying and designing human resource practices in a legal, ethical, and socially responsible manner. The HRM major offers students professional development opportunities such as networking events with HR professionals, class consulting projects with real companies, corporate visits, HR guest speakers, and a one-on-one mentoring program pairing students with HR professionals. Students connect through their very own HR student organization, Bears' Association of HR (BAHR). The HRM curriculum fully aligns with the standards set by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Recently, our students have gone to work for AT&T, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin and Allstate. Companies seeking more information about partnering with our HRM program or hiring our students, see our company partners page.
Human Resource Management Degree Plan
|I. University/BBA Core|
|II. Human Resource Management Major Required Courses||18 hours|
|All HRM students take the following courses:||12 hours|
|MGT 4320 - Negotiating and Conflict Resolution
MGT 4336 - Human Resource Management
MGT 4337 - Human Resource Staffing & Employee Relations (Fall Only)
MGT 4338 - Compensation Management (Spring Only)
|Select two (2) from the following:||6 hours|
|BL 4303 - Employment Law (Spring only)
MGT 4395 - Internship in Management
FIN 4332 - Employee Benefit Planning (Fall only)
BUS 3345 - Training and Development in Business and Industry
MGT 4321 - Campus Leadership Practicum (Fall only)
|Core + 18 hours|
To declare the Human Resource Management major, a student must attain a minimum grade of B- in MGT 3305.
HRM graduates work for smaller companies as Human Resource generalists, or for larger companies as Human Resource specialists in such areas as recruiting, selection, training, compensation, benefits, legal compliance, workplace safety, and labor relations. Each year, about 10% of HRM students continue their studies by pursuing a graduate degree at a nationally ranked HR graduate program such as Michigan State, Texas A&M, University of South Carolina or Cornell University.