​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

CMU’s human resource management program prepares you for one of the most fundamental aspects of any business: hiring the right people for the right jobs. You’ll gain hands-on hiring experience with Michigan companies and learn how to retain and train those you’ve hired. You’ll learn what it means to be the connection between an organization and its employees and how to gain a competitive advantage through those you hire.​​

Points of Pride

Two of your six required courses in CMU’s human resource management program allow you to collaborate with Michigan companies for a semester long project in recruitment and selection or training and development. In the last five years, students have collaborated with companies such as Dow Corning, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Spectrum Health, Consumers Energy, Credit Acceptance of America and Thompson Reuters.

Put Your Degree to Work

Human Resource Management graduates who have knowledge and practical experience with strategy as it relates to human capital value, budget control, conflict resolution, employee satisfaction and the overall sustainability of the business will be highly sought in the marketplace.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Human resources manager$99,720 per year13% (13,600 more jobs)
Training and development manager$95,400 per year11% (3,200 more jobs)
Labor relations specialist$55,640 per year7% (32,000 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the management website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 105
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Human Resource Management Major

Students cannot major in both Management and Human Resource Management.
Total: 30 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Required Courses
(18 hours)
MGT 320
Human Resource Management
3
MGT 348
Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
3
MGT 445
Compensation Administration
3
MGT 446
Industrial Relations
3
MGT 447
Personnel Selection and Evaluation
3
MGT 484
Human Resource Training and Development
3
Electives
(3 hours)
Any College of Business Administration course, 300 level or higher.