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Human resource management concentration

The major in human resource management gives students a broad overview of the knowledge base and applications used by professionals in the field. Students receive exposure to a wide range of topics reflecting the body of knowledge required for the Professional in Human Resources certification exam administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute. After graduation, students are prepared for employment in the public or private sector as HRM generalists or as specialists in HRM functions such as compensation management or employee benefits.

The major requirements of the program are outlined below. For details on the entire program, see the General requirements for business degrees section of this bulletin.

Major requirements
MGMT 331 Human Resource Management
MGMT 433 Compensation Management
MGMT 431 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGMT/INTL 446 International Human Resource Management
Approved human resource electives (choose three)
FIRE 428 Employee Benefit Planning
FIRE/MGMT 444 Occupational Safety, Health and Security
MGMT 403 Human Resource Development
MGMT 420 Labor and Employment Relations
MGMT 427 Employment Law
MGMT 447 Human Resource Information Systems
MGMT 493 Internship in Management*
PSYC 310 Industrial Psychology
Approved general management electives** (choose two)
FIRE 333 Risk and Insurance
MGMT 302 Business Statistics
MGMT 334 Organization Design and Effectiveness
MGMT 350 Introduction to Project Management
MGMT 389 Managerial Skills Development
MGMT 439 Introduction to Quality Management and Six Sigma
MGMT 491 Topics in Management*
* Requires departmental approval.
** Students planning to attend graduate school should complete MGMT 302 as either an approved or free elective.



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