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
|Job||Median Pay||Job Growth through 2022|
|Human resources manager||$99,720 per year||13% (13,600 more jobs)|
|Training and development manager||$95,400 per year||11% (3,200 more jobs)|
|Labor relations specialist||$55,640 per year||7% (32,000 more jobs)|
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.
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Human Resource Management Major
Students cannot major in both Management and Human Resource Management.
Total: 30 semester hours
Common Body of Knowledge Courses I
Essential Business Skills
Introduces students to the concept of a business, its disciplines, and essential business skills including decision making, team work, and oral and written communication. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
An integrative capstone course applying and analyzing financial, marketing, supply chain and other business functions within a global strategic management perspective. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: 86 semester hours completed; BUS 300, 301; MGT/MKT 303; FIN 302; MKT 304; Tier 2 Admission to Professional Business Studies. Preference given to graduating seniors.
Common Body of Knowledge Courses II
Select one of the following:
Applied Business Statistics
Applications of statistical analysis to support business decision making. Covers collection of business data, analysis of business datasets, and presentation of results. This course may be taught in an online format. Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisites: STA 282 or 382; 26 hours completed.
Business Process Improvement
This course applies principles and practices of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and other operations improvements that have been demonstrated to bring value to business. LSS builds on a business statistics foundation. Prerequisites: STA 282 or 382; 56 semester hours completed.
Human Resource Management
Examines process for providing and maintaining productive human resources in an organization. Includes recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations, and health and safety. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.
Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
Integrative theory of organizational behavior. Human motivation influenced by leadership, the organization itself, and its social environment. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.
Theory, procedures, and methodology for developing and administering compensation systems. Covers job evaluation methods, wage and salary structure development, incentive pay systems, and benefits administration. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, MGT 320; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.
Relationships between organized labor and management analyzed in the light of contemporary conditions. This course may be offered in an online format. Recommended: MGT 258 or MGT 312 prior to enrollment. Prerequisites: 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.
Personnel Selection and Evaluation
Study of personnel selection policies and practices and employee evaluation approaches and techniques, including legal issues and concerns, as they are applied in complex organizations. Prerequisites: MGT 320; STA 282; 56 hours completed; either admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on a signed major or minor.
Human Resource Training and Development
This course examines theories, concepts, and process of human resource training and development in modern organizations to meet current and future needs. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor. Recommended: MGT 320.
Any College of Business Administration course, 300 level or higher.