The major in human resource management has a specialized scope that focuses on staffing, compensation, and training and development. This program prepares students for careers in human resources and it is built around the view that human resource specialists must also have good business acumen. The curriculum provides a balance of business and general education requirements, along with foundational courses in human resources areas.
To build a solid business foundation, there are common degree requirements for all Broad majors.
Major Field Requirements: 2.0 Minimum GPA required in the courses that are listed below (15 credits)
Topics in management and organizational behavior.
Students must complete twelve (12) credits from the following courses.
Job and organizational analysis. Personnel planning, recruitment, selection and placement. Employment interviewing and testing. Validation of selection procedures, equal opportunity employer (EEO) guidelines and affirmative action. Issues and diversity of ethics.
Designing compensation systems. Job evaluation, internal and external equity. Pay-for-performance plans and financial incentives. Wage and salary surveys. Benefits administration. Diversity and ethical considerations.
Designing and implementing training and development programs. Career stages and career planning. Needs analysis. Experimental design and program evaluation. Learning theories. Issues and diversity of ethics.
Problems experienced by racial, ethnic, physically disabled and other minorities in work organizations. Awareness training for managers. Ethical issues.
Contextual framework of employment relations in union and non-union settings; history and labor law; environmental influences and employer and organized labor strategies; collective bargaining process including negotiations; grievance administration and arbitration; public sector employment relations.
Strategic negotiation, negotiation preparation, buyer-supplier relationship assessment, international negotiations and negotiation simulation.
International management issues, including national culture, leadership, decision-making, team performance, communication, negotiations, structure and personal career implications of international management.
1-3 credits (VARIABLE)
Supervised program of independent library research designed to supplement classroom study.
Topics in management such as advanced organizational behavior, managing labor relations, organizational development, organizational theory and design, strategic leadership and decision-making.
The focus of management is the design, development, control, motivation and operation of organized activities. Our award-winning faculty have research and teaching expertise in a variety of topics that pertain to management at the individual, interpersonal and firm levels. At the individual level, topics include employee motivation and performance, work attitudes such as job satisfaction and commitment, and worker-based factors like personality and emotion. At the interpersonal level, topics of interest include group behavior and teamwork, leadership, negotiations and human resource management strategies related to staffing, compensation and employee development. At the firm level, topics include firm performance, organizational culture, strategic decision-making, entrepreneurship and executive behavior.
Majors in the Department of Management offer quality educational experiences to traditional and nontraditional students that prepare them for a broad array of careers in management. Students are immersed in basic subject matter concerning the theory and principles of administration, organization, and motivation; decision and strategy; and human resource management. The management curriculum draws on a variety of fields – particularly psychology, sociology, economics and statistics. Students in management are urged to take courses in these fields because many new developments in human resource management and strategic decision-making require behavioral science and statistical tools.
The mission of the Human Resource Association is to create an environment that stimulates interest in human resources, builds professional skills and connects students with human resources professionals. The association strives to achieve this by hosting events for the members to interact with one another and members of other professional organizations, company presentations in which the members have one-on-one contact with professionals in the HR field and discussing important topics in HR.Learn More
The Student Senate of the Broad College of Business creates a representative body concentrating their time to improve the quality of life for all students in the college. The Broad Student Senate strives to provide means for responsible and effective student participation within Broad, to serve as the official voice of the student opinion on matters affecting students and/or their rights, and to provide a mutual and beneficial understanding with members of the faculty and administration.Learn More
The Department of Management prepares students to see businesses through this interdisciplinary lens. Our research and education exposes students to a variety of management perspectives by combining perspectives in human resources, leadership and change, organizational behavior and strategic management.