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
PSY 205 — Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy

One of the following:
BUAD 202 — Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Communication
PSY 245 — Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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 — Globalization and Labor Issues

One of the following:
BUAD 350 — Project Management for a Sustainable Impact
BUAD 387 — Business & Civic Engagement Internship
BUAD 395 — Business Practicum
PSY 302 — Psychological Testing (Note: PSY 220 or 250 is a pre-requisite for PSY 302)
PSY 313 — Applied Behavioral Analysis
REL/COMM 237 — Mediation: Theory and Practice