Program Overview

What Will I Study?

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

Students 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.

The HRM program curriculum is designed to align with standards set forth by professional HRM societies and business school accreditors, providing our students with maximum career flexibility and the best prospects for career advancement. Graduates will be prepared to fulfill professional HRM roles which include hiring, training, maintaining positive employee relationships, managing employee experiences, evaluating employee performance, administering disciplinary systems or rewards programs, designing and implementing major change initiatives, overseeing employee benefits and salary, and more.

Program Structure

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

HRM Core Classes

Fall Semester Year 1

  • ENT 302: Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship (3.0 credits)
  • HRM 326: Career Development (1.0 credit)
  • HRM 401: Organizational Effectiveness (3.0 credits)
  • HRM 380: HRM Executive Lecture Series (1.0 credit)

Winter Semester Year 1

  • HRM 402: Human Resource Management (3.0 credits)
  • HRM 411: Organizational Development & Change (3.0 credits)
  • HRM 412: Compensation, Benefits, & Performance Management (3.0 credits)
  • MSB 325: Introductory Business Analytics (3.0 credits)

Fall Semester Year 2

  • HRM 413: Managerial Leadership Development (3.0 credits)
  • HRM 421: Human Resource Management Implementation (3.0 credits) 

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