The Department of Management. Entrepreneurship and Strategic Human Resources offers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The SHRM major prepares students to contribute to organizational effectiveness through effective human resource management. Effective human resource management creates an environment in which people can do their best work, contributing to achievement of an organization's vision, mission, and strategic objectives while also respecting the dignity of employees as human beings. Although the primary goal of the program is to provide the professional training necessary for graduates to obtain human resources jobs, the major should also be appealing to students interested in becoming a manager someday. Since all managers are people managers, the Strategic HRM major benefits all future managers.
The core program provides students the opportunity to take advanced courses that are both theoretical and practical in nature from the human resources functional areas, including staffing, compensation, training and development, change management, international human resources, and labor relations; additionally, students take the strategic HRM capstone course that emphasizes the strategic importance of HRM in organizational effectiveness and the internal assessment of HRM systems for alignment with organizational goals. Outside of the classroom, students may expand their knowledge by participating in a part-time or full-time internship in human resources. Credit and non-credit opportunities are available.
Undergraduate core requirements: 64 hours, including MATH 150 and STAT 210 [For further information, see the Recommended Class Schedule]
Business core requirements: 42 hours.
Major Requirements: 21 total credit hours required, as follows:
12 hours specifically required:
9 hours from electives: