Catalogue 2020 - 2021

Human Resource Management Major -

General Information


The Human Resource Management program emphasizes the knowledge and competencies necessary to be a Human Resource Management professional in an organization of any size by developing expertise in employment law, workplace diversity, and HR analytics. Students become skilled as strategic business partners capable of solving organizational problems. Students engage in experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to be strategic, innovative problem solvers in organizations across industries.

Career Preparation

In order to help students understand the range of careers available to Human Resource Management majors, faculty in the Department of Management provide activities to guide students from career exploration through career implementation. Examples of some of these activities include:

A. Career Exploration in the freshmen year is accomplished in MAN 204/HONB 204;

B. Career Investigation in the sophomore year is accomplished in MAN 201 where students receive an in-depth look at HRM career opportunities and review their resumes;

C. Career Determination in the junior year is accomplished through HRM specific coursework; and

D. Career Implementation in the senior year is addressed through participation in the “RealTest” Assessment Exercise as part of the HRM 4XX capstone course.

Career Opportunities


Human Resource Management (HRM) majors are prepared for a career path in human resources across industries. Graduates are uniquely equipped to understand the strategic direction of organizations and use analytics to identify innovative people oriented solutions to problems and opportunities. Although career paths available to students include HRM generalist and HRM specialist (focused on a specific HRM area), HRM knowledge and skills are desired assets for many managerial positions

Management Faculty

Program Learning Goals

Having completed a major in Human Resource Management, the student will have the ability to:

1. Understand and apply the concepts and theories of Human Resource Management;

2. Understand employment law, labor law, and compliance;

3. Apply knowledge of workplace diversity to HRM practices in the organization;

4. Use data to identify and address organizational problems and opportunities;

5. Understand HRM’s role as a strategic business partner; and

6. Demonstrate skill and competency in HRM interpersonal practices.

See Core Requirements for All Business Majors and General University Requirements (78 credit hours)

Degree Requirements

Required Management, Human Resource Management and Business Law courses (30 credit hours)

BL 308Labor Management Relations

3 cr.

BL 424Business Law for Human Resource Management

3 cr.

MAN 201Interpersonal Skills for Leading

3 cr.

HRM 322Managing a Diverse Workforce

3 cr.

HRM 323Human Resource Management

3 cr.

HRM 324Performance Management

3 cr.

HRM 328Human Resources Analytics

3 cr.

HRM 436Compensation and Benefits

3 cr.

HRM 466Senior Seminar in Human Resource Management

3 cr.

HRM 480Internship in Human Resource Management

1-3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:28-30

Electives (12 credit hours)

GEN XXXGeneral Electives

12 cr.

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 40-42