Minor in Human Resource Management

Designed for students who are or anticipate employment in labor relations, personnel, or training and development, the minor in human resource management offers you the opportunity to expand both your knowledge and skills.

The minor in human resource management requires completion of 15 credit hours.

Required:

MGT 2050 Principles of Management  3 credits

Select four of the following:

HRM 4160 Human Resource Management  3 credits
MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior  3 credits
HRM 4200 Organizational Development and Change  3 credits
HRM 4250 Strategic Human Resource Management  3 credits
HRM 4300 Managing Workplace Diversity  3 credits
HRM 4650 International Human Resource Management  3 credits
HRM 4700 Seminar in Current Human Resources Management Issues  3 credits
HRM 4850 Readings in Human Resource Management  3 credits

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the minor in human resource management curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.338.4723 or contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

MGT 2050     Principles of Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

HRM 4160     Human Resource Management  (3 cr.)

Surveys personnel policies, techniques, and methods. Topics include wage and salary management, personnel selection and placement, labor relations, and employee rights.

MGT 4170     Organizational Behavior  (3 cr.)

The class material will include both theory and practical application of Organizational Behavior in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It is a field of systematic study that focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting practitioners to develop methods to empower people as well as to design and implement to change programs. We live in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity. OB offers insights in these areas while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work climate. Prerequisite: MGT 2050.

HRM 4200     Organizational Development and Change  (3 cr.)

Applies behavioral science knowledge and practices to help organizations improve the quality of work life and experience strategies for achieving change. Prerequisite: HRM 4160.

HRM 4250     Strategic Human Resource Management  (3 cr.)

A capstone course covering the HRM function in organizations with specific emphasis on training, development, and career paths of employees; stress management; and labor relations and negotiations. Prerequisite: HRM 4160.

HRM 4300     Managing Workplace Diversity  (3 cr.)

Prepares students to manage in the diverse work place. Emphasis is on practical, experiential classroom activities designed to help students understand the range of cultural behaviors and expectations found in the work place.

HRM 4650     International Human Resource Management  (3 cr.)

This course will focus on the key international issues and topics with regards to managing people in an era of unprecedented levels of foreign competition. Finding and nurturing the right talent required to implement an international or global strategy is of critical importance. Globalization of business is forcing managers to understand complex issues in an ever-changing world. Prerequisite: HRM 4160.

HRM 4700     Seminar in Current Human Resources Management Issues  (3 cr.)

This course will attempt to provide a familiarity with the instruments and procedures necessary to provide adequate personnel decisions in an organizational setting. Emphasis will be placed on criterion related issues such as job analysis, performance appraisal and selection issues which include: recruitment, test selection, and test validation. The goal is to expose the student to the practical mechanics of personnel psychology, and is not intended to provide a complete theoretical foundation. Prerequisite: HRM 4160.

HRM 4850     Readings in Human Resource Management  (3 cr.)

This course addresses aspects of the current literature in HRM. Using 1). a Text and 2). Articles provided in class, students will read what a wide variety of authors have provided in terms of perspective and actual organizational practices. Students will analyze the writings and share their interpretations. As appropriate, students will engage in comparing best practices. Prerequisite: HRM 4160.




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