Human Resource Management

 

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Human Resource Management (HRM) focuses on the recruitment and management of an enterprise’s greatest resource — its human capital. It is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training. In order to maximize organizational effectiveness, human potential — individuals’ capabilities, time, and talents — must be managed. Human resource management works to ensure that employees are able to meet the organization’s goals.

Human Resource Management is available as a minor.

Why study human resource management at Mary Baldwin University?

If you think your career path may lead you into personnel or organizational development, then the human resource management minor may be the ideal supplement to your liberal arts or business major. The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of human resource management theory and practice and allows them the opportunity to select specific courses of interest based on their career goals and objectives.

Professional Organizations and Associations
www.shrm.org
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
(Encourages student membership on both the local and national level. It is also a global organization.)

www.astd.org
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
(Encourages student membership on both the local and national level, although the closest local chapters are in Roanoke and Richmond. It is also a global organization.)

www.marketingpower.com
American Marketing Association (AMA)
(Encourages student membership; local chapters in Charlottesville and Richmond — a very large and successful chapter; organization is limited to the U.S.)

Sustainability

Beyond Grey Pinstripes
www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/about/index.cfm

Net Impact
www.netimpact.org/index.cfm

Sustainable Business Institute
www.sustainablebusiness.org/

Story of Stuff
www.storyofstuff.com/

Portland State University News
www.investinportland.org/pressrelease.html

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
www.aashe.org/

Experience Green
www.greenyourfuture.experience.com/

Sustainable Business
www.sustainablebusiness.com

Faculty

Contact Information

College of Business and Professional Studies
Dean Joe Sprangel
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Community

Robert Klonoski

Adjunct Faculty Member; BS, Fairfield University; MBA, University of Connecticut; JD, Brooklyn Law...
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Claire T. Kent

Associate Professor of Business and holder of the The Bertie Wilson Murphy Distinguished Chair in...
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Kaylyn Lonergan ’16

Between maintaining the high academic marks that keep her on the dean’s and honor’s lists semester after semester, working as a campus tour guide in the President’s Society, and leading the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership cadet corps, it is hard to imagine...
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Rebecca Stearn ’14

When I entered into Mary Baldwin, I knew I was going to be a business major, but I wasn’t sure what that really meant. Over my four years I had a multitude of great experiences, ranging from learning the components of a sustainable business, to being the TA for the...
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Bead for Life – Business At Mary Baldwin University

Torkin Wakefield, Devin Hibbard (her daughter), and Ginny Jordan (family friend), launched BeadforLife, which focuses on helping women who live in poverty, often on less than one dollar a day. BeadforLife has grown into a robust, non-profit endeavor that is rapidly...
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Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Having spent 30 years in business before transitioning to academia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joe Sprangel structures his courses, in large part, around the work done in the “real world.” It was serendipitous then, that local shop owner and...
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