Program Overview

What Will I Study?

Human resource management students learn to create effective organizations and how to perform human resource management functions. They also learn how to influence the behavior of individuals and groups; how to improve organizational performance and how to implement macro-level change along with principles of leadership.

Student will learn the framework of human resources, which in general, refers to the human capital of a company. HR functions support employees with their career development, from the time of hire to retirement and beyond.  

Graduates will be prepared to fulfill professional HRM roles which include hiring, training, maintaining positive employee relationships, evaluating employee performance, administering disciplinary systems or rewards programs, and overseeing employee benefits and salary.

Program Structure

The human resource management major is a 64-credit hour limited enrollment program. The program accepts forty students yearly to start HRM coursework fall semester. Students are encouraged to take 12–15 credits each semester after admittance so they can graduate in three or four semesters. Students take HRM classes over the course of three semesters with their cohort as follows:

HRM Core Classes

Fall Semester Year 1

  • BUS M 326: Career Development (1.0 credit)
  • ORG B 321: Organizational Effectiveness (3.0 credits)

Winter Semester Year 1

  • ORG B 327: Human Resource Management (3.0 credits)
  • ORG B 347: Managerial Leadership Development (3.0 credits)

Fall Semester Year 2

  • ORG B 330: Organizational Development & Change (3.0 credits)
  • ORG B 429: Compensation, Benefits, & Performance Management (3.0 credits)

Additional HR Specific Coursework

  • BUS M 494R-002: On-Campus Experiential Project, HR Projects

For full list of degree requirements see the flowchart and course catalog.