Human Resource Management

Claire Kent and Bob Klonoski, coordinators

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.

If you think your career path may lead you into leadership 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.

Requirements for the Minor in Human Resource Management

18 semester hours
BUAD 200 Management Principles
BUAD 302 Managing Human Resources
PSYC 205 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy (Note: PSYC 101 or 111is a prerequisite for PSYC 205)

Plus one of the following:
BUAD 202 Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Communication
PSYC 245 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Plus one of the following:
BUAD 266 Social Trends and their Impact on Business
BUAD 305 Global Business
BUAD 307 Business & Society
COMM 280 Intercultural Communication
ECON 247 Global Labor Issues

Plus one of the following:
BUAD 350 Project Management for a Sustainable Impact
BUAD 387 Business and Civic Engagement Internship
BUAD 395 Business Practicum
PSYC 302 Psychological Testing (Note: PSYC 220 or 250 is a prerequisite for PSYC 302)
PSYC 313 Applied Behavioral Analysis
REL/COMM 237 Mediation: Theory and Practice