Managing human resource (HR) functions has evolved to become a key to an organization's management process. It is widely recognized that a well-functioning HR group significantly contributes to an organization's bottom-line and overall success. The 18-credit Human Resource Management (HRM) minor focuses on the systems and programs that effectively manage an organization’s employees.
Human resource management (HRM) includes the set of tasks directed at effectively managing an organization's human resources. HRM professionals create and oversee the talent management systems related to compensation, benefits, career development, training, staffing and other functions. The overall objective of HRM practitioners is to structure staffing systems to recruit and retain the best talent by making an organization an employer of choice.
Human Resource Management will prepare you to pursue an exciting career as an HR professional.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|6500:301||Management: Principles & Concepts||3|
|6500:310||Business Information Systems||3|
|6500:341||Human Resource Management||3|
Electives - Choose 9 credits
|6500:302||Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills||3|
|6500:342||Employee & Labor Relations||3|
|6500:443||Human Resources Selection & Staffing||3|
|Total Credits Required||18|
The program is accredited at the highest possible level by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College of Business Administration is considered to be one of the best business schools by Princeton Review and ranked in the top 6 percent of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek.
Our faculty periodically consult with local businesses and corporate advisory board members to add new content and relevance in their classes. As part of the curriculum, students have to complete a senior project for a local firm as part of a consulting team. Our classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a national, professional organization of Human Resource practitioners, educators, and various professionals involved with Human Resources. UA-SHRM is a student chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management. The University of Akron SHRM group consistently wins gold and silver medals in the Ohio HR Games competing against teams from universities and colleges across Ohio and the country.
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There are numerous career opportunities in the field of human resources and industrial relations. HR Managers are required in every organization - from nonprofits to businesses, consulting firms, government agencies, and labor groups. Overall employment of HR, training and labor relations managers and specialists is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014, according to the US Department of Labor.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: