9.21. Human Resource Management

Programs offered through the Hammack School of Business (Sec. 4.1.3):

B.A. in Human Resource Management (TU)
Minor in Human Resource Management (TU)

Human Resource Management builds communities through the study of people and the workplace. The focus of the major is the connection between theory and application as it applies to meeting the needs of both the employee and employer. Students majoring in Human Resource Management will study theories and concepts focused on understanding and effectively managing the human resource component of an organization as the knowledge and skills of employees are recognized as the critical source of competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

All of this is accomplished through an interdisciplinary program relying on courses in psychology, sociology, management, economics and other related business courses. Topics can be categorized into three broad areas: 1) personnel issues such as job analysis, selection, compensation, and labor relations; 2) worker issues such as motivation, job satisfaction and leadership; 3) group issues including group processes, power and organizational structure.

With skills gained through this major, students will have a foundation for careers in human resource management or general management or to pursue graduate studies in industrial-organizational psychology, industrial relations and business, as well as human resource management.

B.A. in Human Resource Management (see Sec. 8.5.1. for a complete list of B.A. graduation requirements)

1.) Completion of all of the following courses:

  • ACC 230 Financial Accounting
  • ACC 231 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 260 Principles of Management
  • BUS 275 Business Analytics
  • BUS 362 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 382 Management-Labor Relations
  • ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 122 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 202 Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 204 Social Psychology
  • PSY 303 Psychological Testing

2.) Additional requirements and things to note:

  • A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the major.
  • No upper-level courses taken in completion of the major can be used towards any other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration in the Hammack School of Business.

Minor in Human Resource Management (TU)

1.) Completion of all of the following courses:

  • BUS 260            Principles of Management
  • BUS 362            Human Resource Management
  • BUS 382            Management-Labor Relations
  • PSY 101            Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 202            Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 204            Social Psychology

2.) Additional requirements and things to note:

  • A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the minor.
  • No upper level courses taken in completion of the minor can be used towards any other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration in the Hammack School of Business.