Strategic Human Resource Management

Program Features

The Strategic Human Resource Management major 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. Experiential learning, which is real-life experience, is a mainstay of the program.

 

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Strategic Human Resource Management major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • CORE 100 First-Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • MATH 140 or 170: Calculus............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 101: English Composition............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language Elective............ 3cr.
  • MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing............ 3cr.
  • CORE 101: GOA First Year Experience............ 0cr.
  • BUAD 101: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.

Spring

  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language Elective II............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 220: Management of Business Technology............ 3cr.
  • ECON 200: Microeconomics (Social Science)............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 102: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.
  • CORE 102: GOA First Year Experience 102............ 0cr.

Fall

  • PHIL 100: Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 210: Quantitative Methods............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 200: Organizational Management............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 200: Introductory Financial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • ECON 201: Macroeconomics............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 201: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Scientific Perspectives & Lab............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 211: Introduction to Business Analytics............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 201: Business & Professional Communication (OC/WRIT flags)............ 3cr.
  • SHRM 300: Introduction to Human Resource Management............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 202: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • PHIL 200: Philosophical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • Creative Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • FINC 300: Business Finance (QR flag)............ 3cr.
  • SHRM 360: Staffing............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 301: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Theological Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 205: Literature & Moral Imagination............ 3cr.
  • ECON 300: International Trade & Business Environment............ 3cr.
  • SHRM 345: Compensation Theory & Practice….3 hours............ 3cr.
  • Business Elective or Internship for Credit............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 302: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Natural Science Elective and Lab............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 302: Quality & Productivity in Operations............ 3cr.
  • Business Core Capstone............ 3cr.
  • SHRM Elective............ 3cr.
  • SHRM 370: Training & Development............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 401: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Humanities Elective............ 3cr.
  • SHRM 495: HR Capstone............ 3cr.
  • SHRM Elective............ 3cr.
  • BLAW 300: Legal Environment (ERS/DCR flags)............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 402: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.
  • CORE 499: Reflection on the Core Curriculum............ 0cr.

Sample Courses

Develop your talents and give yourself a competitive advantage for a career managing any organization's most valuable resource — its people.

International Human Resources (SHRM 325) - Compare and contrast labor markets throughout the world, and examine human resource decisions and practices in different countries (e.g., Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, China, and Mexico). This course investigates the human resource issues and practices that multinational firms are facing.

Compensation (SHRM 345) - An examination of the use of compensation and benefits systems to attract, retain, motivate, and reward employees. This course includes and investigation of compensation system design, strategies to ensure a system that is internally consistent and externally competitive, challenges in compensating special employee groups, employee benefits, and the legal context.

Staffing (SHRM 360) - An examination of the field of staffing within the human resource function. This course investigates the implementation of job analysis results and HR law in the development of internal and external sourcing, recruiting, selecting, and deployment plans.

Training and Development (SHRM 370) - A study of training and development of human resources in organizations. This course investigates the design, implementation, and evaluation of training and development programs, as well as career management and organizational development activities.

Clubs

HR Club

The Xavier University's HR Club seeks to expand our members' knowledge of various HR topics to help prepare them for their professional careers. The Club provides opportunities to visit companies, speak with professionals, and learn about human resources across various industries.

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Outcomes

98% of students from Xavier’s undergraduate Business programs, including Strategic Human Resources Management, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Accountant, Human Resources Coordinator, Account Executive, Campaign Manager, Financial Analyst, Operations Manager

Top Companies: Macy’s, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Total Quality Logistics, Ernst & Young, U.S. Bank, Medpace, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

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Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

Professional Opportunities

Xavier is located in the middle of Cincinnati’s vibrant business community, which includes eight Fortune 500 companies. Here, practical internship experience can lead to employment.


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Experiential Learning

Xavier is known for providing an education that is both challenging and personal. Courses like Labor Relations, Change Management and International Human Resources will offer students a chance to explore the major outside classroom walls, as they travel to businesses in Cincinnati — and sometimes other countries.


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Professional Experience

Our students have the opportunity to connect with a mentor through our Career Services office. Get matched to find guidance, support and career connections.


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Fall Break Allows Students to Learn, Serve and Network

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Strategic Human Resource Management Major at Xavier University

The Strategic Human Resource Management program at Xavier University is a minimum 120-hour degree program that focuses on developing talents for a professional career managing any organization’s most valuable resource — it’s people.

Xavier University's Williams College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. AACSB-accredited schools offer students a relevant and challenging curriculum, the highest quality faculty and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."