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Human Resource Management Concentration

Human Resource Concentration 

There are five concentrations to choose from within Management, which all share the same 6 Management Core classes. That gives students time to decide which concentration best fits their goals - Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Human Resources, or Supply Chain.

The Human Resource Management concentration is designed to develop skills for managing an essential resource of any organization—its employees. Because of the importance of increasing human productivity, human resource management is viewed as a key contributor to organizational effectiveness and achievement of strategic goals. Human resources managers are often involved in top-level decision making. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) acknowledges that our HR curriculum aligns with its guidelines. We are one of only a few dozen U.S. universities with this recognition.

The HRM concentration is designed to prepare students for a rewarding career as a specialist in an area such as recruitment and choice, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, or labor relations.

How is our Program Structured?

Students in the Management program take the required general education courses from the University and foundations and career preparation courses within the Gordon Ford College of Business. Each student must also take 18 hours of specific Management courses to help them in deciding their area of concentration. Students then take 27 hours dedicated to pursuing their concentration in business administration, entrepreneurship, global business, human resource management, or supply chain. This allows students maximum flexibility in choosing their degree program, while also providing substantial training to ensure our graduates are career ready.



(General Education)

 42 Hours


Business Foundation and  Career Preparation 33 Hours

Management Required Courses

Legal Environment of Business

Ethics and Critical Thinking

Human Resource Management

Decision Modeling

Operations Management

Organizational Behavior

18 Hours
Concentration Specific Courses 27 Hours
Total Hours 120 Hours

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 Last Modified 7/13/22