Concentration in Human Resource Management

The concentration in human resource management prepares you to meet the challenges of strategic and operational human resource roles.

Preparing You For Success

Human resource management courses give you analytical and interpersonal skills you need to make personnel decisions for organizations. Discussions about labor relations, employment law and workplace environments show you how to navigate workplace challenges. You complete the degree with a professional capstone project in which you work with a local business or nonprofit.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and networking through the Society for Human Resource Management, Women in Business and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity
  • Mentoring relationships with faculty who are active in local business development

Making Your Mark

Human resource management majors are valued in corporate and small business settings. In recent years, almost all HRM students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as Accenture, Aon Hewitt, RLI Corp. and PepsiCo.

Major requirements

Required Courses - 28 hrs.

  • M L 300 Environments of Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • BLW 355 Labor-Management Relations - 3 hrs.
  • M L 356 Human Capital in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • M L 357 Leading Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 358 Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 446 Employment Law - 3 hrs.
  • M L 456 Compensation Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 457 Advanced Human Capital Management - 3 hrs.
  • ECO 310 Labor Problems - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 321 Industrial & Organizational Psychology - 3 hrs.
    or PSY 411 Tests & Measurement - 3 hrs.

Management and Leadership majors must satisfactorily complete at least 15 hours of courses with BLW, ENT, MIS, or M L prefixes at Bradley University. Students desiring concentrations should declare their intentions as early as possible and should consult with their advisor to ensure that the correct courses are taken. Students should also note that some courses are offered only once each year.