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.
|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.|
Last update: 7/20/2011
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