Employment of Human Resource (HR) managers is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028 – faster than the average of all occupations. This is not by accident: as advancements are made in best practices and new technologies within HR departments, companies are willing to pay up to find the most talented individuals available, as they recognize the value of having highly talented people in those positions. HR managers have a tremendously valuable impact not just on the companies they work for, but on individual co-workers within the organization, and play an integral role in the modern economy.
As the role of an HR professional within the workforce changes, students will need to adapt their skill sets in order to land these lucrative and prestigious positions. The increasingly focused skill set desired by major employers is no longer served by general business degrees. In today’s economy, it is essential that aspiring HR professionals receive training and experience in coordinating the administrative functions of an organization, hiring and training employees, handling inter-company disputes, working with HR software, and other skills that will be important to their job on day one. The Human Resource Management minor* is intended to provide students with the relevant skills to address these areas and to succeed as the highest performers in this burgeoning field. While they will also receive a traditional business education, graduates from this program will be able to point to specific skills they have learned and developed in HR that will allow them to stand out amongst all applicants.
*Human Resource Management is also offered as a concentration for Business Administration majors; please see the Business Administration page of the course catalogue for additional details.
Required Courses (18 hours)
Each course listed is 3 hours. Courses with an asterisk are available online through the Rize consortium.
• BUS 317: Organizational Behavior
• BUS 318: Human Resources Management
• BUS 319: Total Compensation Management*
• BUS 329: Training and Development*
• BUS 331: Employment and Labor Law*
• BUS 334: Human Resource Risk Management*
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