Human Resource Management

The Human Resources Management major courses are designed as fundamental preparation for positions in human resource management, industrial relations, or general management. A Human Resources Management major would also be valuable to students who are not contemplating a career in human resources, as these courses provide knowledge and skills for selecting, developing, motivating, retaining, evaluating, and directing employees - skills needed by managers in any technical or business domain.

Prerequisites for all courses must be met. Students not enrolled in the College of Business BBA program cannot elect more than 30 credit hours in courses offered by the College of Business. BBA students must complete 12 credits outside their major to earn a minor.

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits

Capstone

Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Business Administration Core Requirements

BA 300Career Planning & Develop1
BA 320Proj Mgmt & Leadership Skills3
BA 330Managerial Communication3
BA 400Corporate Responsibility3
BE 401Managerial Economics3
BPS 451Strategic Management3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
LE 452The Legal Environment of Bus3
Select one of the following:3-4
Info Systems in Management
Accounting Information Systems
and Accounting Info Sys Lab 1
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
Total Credit Hours31-32
1

Note: ACC 380/ACC 381 is a requirement for students pursuing an Accounting major.

Major Requirements

Required
HRM 305Human Resource Policy/Admin3
HRM 406Staffing, Training & Develop3
HRM 407Compensation & Performance Mgt3
HRM 408Employment Relations3
Select one course from the following:3
Negotiation and Conflict Mgt
Intl Dimensions of Org Behav
Select one course from the following:3
Labor in the American Economy
Economics of the Labor Sector
Seminar:Human Resource Mgmt
Research:Human Rsrch Mgmt
Management Skills Development
Organizational Change & Devlp
Negotiation and Conflict Mgt
Intl Dimensions of Org Behav
Seminar:Organizational Behavr
Research:Organizational Behvr
Diversity and the Workplace
Sociology of Work
Total Credit Hours18

Human Resource Management Minor

HRM 305Human Resource Policy/Admin3
HRM 406Staffing, Training & Develop3
HRM 407Compensation & Performance Mgt3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
Plus one course from the following:3
Employment Relations
Management Skills Development
Organizational Change & Devlp
Total Credit Hours15

HRM 305     Human Resource Policy/Admin     3 Credit Hours

To examine personnel policy making and administration relative to the achievement of the objectives of the firm through the eyes of general management. Topics include: recruitment and selection, wage and salary administration training, evaluation, discipline and industrial relation activities. Cases are analyzed.

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

HRM 406     Staffing, Training & Develop     3 Credit Hours

The course examines how to design, administer, and evaluate employee staffing, selection, training, and development activities that support organizational strategies. The course is geared both toward those who are or will be (a) HR managers who will develop and administer staffing and training programs and (b) managers in other functional areas who want to improve their personal effectiveness in selecting and developing employees. Key topics to be covered include: staffing strategy and planning; job design and analysis; external and internal recruiting; employee testing and assessment methods; interviewing; measurement, validation, and decision-making issues in selection; instructional design and delivery; methods for developing employees and managers; career management; laws and regulations affecting staffing and training; evaluation methods for staffing and training activities; and issues in staffing and training for an international workforce. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): (HRM 405 or HRM 305) and OB 354

HRM 407     Compensation & Performance Mgt     3 Credit Hours

The course examines how to design, administer and evaluate compensation and performance appraisal programs that support organizational strategies. The course is geared both toward those who are or will be (a) HR managers who will develop and administer pay and appraisal programs and (b) managers in other functional areas who want to improve their personal effectiveness in administering pay performance appraisals. Key topics to be covered include: merit and incentive pay, methods for internally valuing jobs, external labor markets and job pricing, design and administration of pay structures, employee benefits, compensating executives and expatriates, purposes and measurement methods for performance appraisals, performance criteria, rater processes and biases, performance reviews, and team-based pay and performance. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): (HRM 405 or HRM 305) and OB 354

HRM 408     Employment Relations     3 Credit Hours

To provide interpretation, insight, and understanding of the impact of management and union institutions on employee relations. Topics include labor union structure, aims, and operations, management objectives and functions, collective bargaining agreements, wage bargaining, industrial conflict and dispute settlements, labor relations legislation, and public intervention in management-union activities. A major portion of the course is devoted to a bargaining simulation exercise.

Prerequisite(s): HRM 405 or HRM 305

HRM 485     Seminar:Human Resource Mgmt     1 to 3 Credit Hours

To provide students with an opportunity for intensive study in current selected areas related to the research activities and/or professional activities of faculty members. Permission of College of Business.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if College is Business

HRM 495     Research:Human Rsrch Mgmt     1 to 3 Credit Hours

To provide the advanced student with the opportunity to undertake a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. At least two weeks prior to registration in the term when such a course is to be elected, an interested student must submit to the dean of the school a written request for permission to elect a research course, on a form available in the school office. The request will include a description of the proposed research project. The dean will review the proposal with faculty members to ascertain availability of relevant faculty supervision and to establish appropriate credit.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if College is Business

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally