Management & Leadership with concentration in Human Resource Management

Engage Business and Society

The concentration in Human Resource Management provides you a solid grounding in the skills and concepts necessary to meet the complex and challenging tasks involved with managing individuals.

The Human Resource Management program concentrates on:

  • Learning the basics of human resource management
  • Understanding the legal implications of management's decisions
  • Engaging in decision-making
  • Learning about leadership
  • Making complex decisions
  • Developing the interpersonal skills essential to most effectively manage human resources
  • Contributing to the bottom line

Opportunity to Innovate

Senior Capstone Project - all Foster College of Business students work on a team and provide advice and consultation to a real business client during their final semester.  Projects include:

  • Designing business plans
  • Analyzing markets
  • Designing and implementing customer surveys
  • Providing verbal and written reports

Students can also join innovative and leadership-oriented organizations including:

  • The Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Phi Chi Theta, a co-ed business fraternity
  • Women in Business (WIB)

Impact the World

Human Resource Management graduates have a 92% placement rate.  Recent graduates have been hired by these great companies:

  • Accenture
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • RLI Corp.
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
  • PepsiCo

Course requirements

Requirements for the Human Resource Management concentration include:

  • BLW 355 Labor-Management Relations
  • M L 356 Human Resource Management
  • M L 357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior
  • M L 358 Managerial Decision Making
  • BLW 446 Employment Law
  • M L 456 Compensation Management
  • M L 457 Human Resource Theory & Program Design
  • ECO 310 Labor Problems
  • PSY 321 Industrial & Organizational Psychology or PSY 411 Tests & Measurements

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