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The major in Human Resource Management is designed to develop skills in the management functions of strategic and human resource planning, compensation, recruitment, training and development, career planning, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, and collective bargaining.
As the business environment faced by companies, large and small, becomes increasingly competitive and complex, management philosophy has changed from one of asset management to one of human resource management. Still encompassing all of the traditional aspects of personnel and industrial relations, the role of the Human Resource (HR) Manager has vastly expanded. Human Resource Management now includes many integral organizational functions not previously considered within this scope of personnel or industrial relations. Among these are joining the strategic planning team in the formulation of strategic business decisions, and acting as both a catalyst and stabilizer to ensure the integrity and continuous development of the organization through its human resources.
All organizations, private and public, large and small, are realizing that employees ought not to be considered a commodity input, but rather as people who supply a resource that gives their organization a distinct competitive advantage to ensure its success, long-term viability, and/or reputation of the organization.
This major will assist business students to become more effective in their performance by helping them (1) to recognize the potential of individuals in the work place, and (2) to structure a positive, supportive, and constructive work environment, which would enable the human resources to optimally fulfill the organization’s goals.
Required courses (3 credit hours):
Four of the following electives (12 credit hours):
If you have further questions or would like more information, please contact the Shidler College of Business Undergraduate Office of Student Academic Services by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (808) 956-8215.