Admissions to the Business: Management and Human Resources: Human Resources named option will be suspended in fall 2024 and discontinued in fall 2028. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

Human Resources Option

Students in human resources management study how organizations attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees, and how they interact with organizations representing employees. Topics covered include recruiting, external and internal staffing, compensation theory and administration, performance management, training and development, labor-management relations, and equal employment opportunity. This concentration is pursued by students seeking staff jobs in the human resources department, supervisory and team leader jobs, and entry into management training programs that precede job placement. It is appropriate for those who seek positions in both public and private sector organizations.

A student must take a minimum of 12 credits, distributed as follows:

M H R 305 Human Resource Management3
Complete 3 of the following HR electives OR 2 of the following and 1 Management elective:9-10
Managing Change and Organizational Effectiveness
Compensation: Theory and Administration
Strategic Talent Management
Labor-Management Relations
People Analytics
Management Electives
Contemporary Topics
Reading and Research-Management (Double counting of M H R 399 across options within the M H R major is prohibited.)
The Management of Teams
Global Issues in Management
Management Consulting
Strategic Management
Leadership Theory and Practice
Diversity in Organizations
Wages and the Labor Market
Employee Benefits Management
Total Credits12-13
MATH 2115ECON 1014 
GEN BUS 1101PSYCH 2023 
Communications A3Science 3 
Ethnic Studies 3Humanities, Social Science, or Literature 3 
 12 13 
GEN BUS 3063ACCT I S 2113 
ACCT I S 1003OTM 3003 
M H R 3003MARKETNG 3003 
GEN BUS 3603M H R 3053 
 16 15 3
M H R 610 or 6112-3M H R 6123 
Communications B3-4Business Breadth 3 
Ethics 13-4Elective 3 
Elective 3Elective 3 
Elective 3  
 14-17 12 
GEN BUS 3013Business Breadth 3 
Elective 3Science 3 
Humanities, Social Science, or Literature3Elective 3 
Humanities, Social Science, or Literature 3M H R 612, 365, 399, 423, 628, or R M I 6203 
 12 12 
Total Credits 109-112

 Students must choose one of the following courses: PHILOS 241 Introductory EthicsPHILOS 243 Ethics in BusinessPHILOS 341 Contemporary Moral IssuesPHILOS/​ENVIR ST  441 Environmental Ethics