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Girard School of Business

Human Resource Management

Meet Your Major: Human Resource Management

Designed to manage an organization’s most valuable asset — its people — human resource management spans topics like training and development; benefits design; personnel policies and procedures; labor relations; and recruitment.

In this focused concentration, you’ll learn how to maximize employee performance and productivity to meet corporate objectives.

What You’ll Learn

By specializing in human resource management, you will:

  • Explore labor laws and diversity issues and their role in creating a safe and compliant working environment.
  • Learn to evaluate workplace behavior and professional performance.
  • Gain an understanding of training and development programs that drive employee loyalty.
  • Examine compensation, benefits and reward programs that are designed to attract and retain top talent.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in semester-long internships. It’s your chance to get real-world experience in a variety of human-resource roles at places like Eaton Vance and MFA.

Career Options 

By completing a curriculum that fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Template,” you’ll be prepared for a career in human-resource management. Positions may include:

  • Compensation and benefits analyst
  • Human resources generalist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Training and development associate

What You’ll Take

All business administration majors must satisfy the college’s general education requirements and the following business requirements*:

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

BUS 2203

Accounting for Business

BUS 2205

Principles of Marketing

BUS 2210

Management Information Systems

BUS 2213

Business Statistics

BUS 2215

Managerial Finance

BUS 2220

Operations Management

BUS 4402W

Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making

* ECO1201 and MTH1003 or MTH1115 are pre-requisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

In addition to the core courses in business administration, listed above, human resource management majors must also complete the following management courses:

MGT 3310

Organizational Behavior

MGT 3320

Employment Law and Labor Relations

MGT 3325

Ethics and Social Responsibility

MGT 3351

Human Resource Management

MGT 3360

Advanced Human Resource Management