Course Requirements

Both the human resource management major and minor are available through campus and online classes.

Human Resource Management - (48 credit hours)

The human resources degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College requires at least 125 credit hours. In addition to the general studies courses and electives to graduate as a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College human resource management major, you need to complete at least 48 credit hours in journalism and related courses.

HRM Major - Business Core Requirements

27 credit hours required - all courses listed.

Studies the accounting cycle leading to the development and use of financial statements. Emphasis is on the proprietorship type of business organization.

Studies accounting for corporations and introduces accounting for management decision making. Builds on the concepts of BU 121. Prerequisite: BU 121.

Surveys the various internal forces in social and business organizations from an economic viewpoint. Specific emphasis is on the relationship between a firm‘s possible form and its interaction with the consumer.

Emphasizes management functions and management systems. Enhances understanding of the managerial role and its influence on organizational performance. Facilitates understanding of managerial activities involving human, technical and conceptual skills within behavioral, classical and management science approaches.

Surveys the process of product design, packaging, pricing, advertising, distribution and sales of goods and services. Emphasizes not only management decisions made in each of these processes, but also usable management tools. Emphasis is also placed on the marketing concept of discovering and fulfilling human needs.

Studies and applies communication theory and communication as a management tool.

Focuses on the nature of law-making, the legal processes by which law is applied to resolve disputes, the value and policy that are the basis for our law and legal processes and the role of law and litigation in the conduct of everyday business affairs. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of the legal system, both philosophical and technical, which facilitate business operations and discourage or control harmful business practices. Ethical implications and standards to which business conduct should conform are considered and stressed.

Develops a basic understanding of the methods of securing and allocating financial resources within a firm. Emphasis is on financial decision making and the associated knowledge, principles and techniques. Prerequisites: BU 122 and MA 253.

Involves the use of the case method, wherein the skills learned in accounting, finance, management and marketing fields are used to analyze situations dealing with the cultural and governmental factors that influence the environment of international business. Prerequisite: senior status in business.

HRM Major - Management Courses

21 credit hours required: all courses listed.

Studies the processes in the personnel management system to meet human resource requirements, develop effectiveness in human resources, create a productive climate and behaviors and develop leadership and decision-making abilities to accomplish individual, organizational and societal objectives. Incorporates results of research in the behavioral sciences and stresses applications in the organizational structure. Prerequisite: BU 241.

Goes beyond the basic foundation of human resources management to focus in more detail on resources management in terms of implementing compensation, providing economic, physical and emotional security for employees, creating a productive work climate, understanding employee rights and discipline, strengthening employee-management relations and understanding global enterprises. Prerequisites: BU 241 and BU 341.

Examines individual concepts, individual-organizational interface, the organization itself and organizational processes and characteristics. Prerequisite: BU 241.

Covers various legal issues that will face those employed in the human resources field. Some of the topics which may be covered include: compensation issues, equal employment opportunities, affirmative action programs, introduction to OSHA, employment and medical testing, sexual harassment issues, employee rights to privacy, as well as some specific laws such as ADA and NLRA. Prerequisites: BU 241 and BU 371.

Covers current readings and current and directed topics in the field of human resources management that are not covered in other classes. Topics will change as the field of human resource management changes. Prerequisites: BU 341 and BU 342.

Examines the research process in business. Provides the student the opportunity for in-depth exploration of a special area of interest. Prerequisites: BU 241, BU 251 and MA 253.

Studies interracial and interethnic relations, prejudice, discrimination and the changing nature of contacts and problems generated between groups within the social institutions of multiethnic societies. The primary focus is the U.S., with use made of comparative material from several societies. Prerequisite: SO 211 or instructor‘s consent.

HRM Minor - (18 credit hours)

The Human Resource Management minor is not available to Business Administration majors.

Required Courses

6 credit hours required: all courses listed.

Surveys the fundamental principles of macroeconomics. Provides a working understand of the economy as a whole, noting interrelationships among concerns of contemporary society, world affairs and government fiscal and monetary policies. Fulfills general studies requirement.

Emphasizes management functions and management systems. Enhances understanding of the managerial role and its influence on organizational performance. Facilitates understanding of managerial activities involving human, technical and conceptual skills within behavioral, classical and management science approaches.

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12 credit hours required.

Studies the processes in the personnel management system to meet human resource requirements, develop effectiveness in human resources, create a productive climate and behaviors and develop leadership and decision-making abilities to accomplish individual, organizational and societal objectives. Incorporates results of research in the behavioral sciences and stresses applications in the organizational structure. Prerequisite: BU 241.

Goes beyond the basic foundation of human resources management to focus in more detail on resources management in terms of implementing compensation, providing economic, physical and emotional security for employees, creating a productive work climate, understanding employee rights and discipline, strengthening employee-management relations and understanding global enterprises. Prerequisites: BU 241 and BU 341.

Examines individual concepts, individual-organizational interface, the organization itself and organizational processes and characteristics. Prerequisite: BU 241.

Introduces students to the world of small business and the fundamentals of effective small business management. Also may introduce selected contemporary issues affecting small business. Prerequisites: BU 121, BU 122, BU 241 and BU 251.

Covers various legal issues that will face those employed in the human resources field. Some of the topics which may be covered include: compensation issues, equal employment opportunities, affirmative action programs, introduction to OSHA, employment and medical testing, sexual harassment issues, employee rights to privacy, as well as some specific laws such as ADA and NLRA. Prerequisites: BU 241 and BU 371.

Covers current readings and current and directed topics in the field of human resources management that are not covered in other classes. Topics will change as the field of human resource management changes. Prerequisites: BU 341 and BU 342.

Examines the research process in business. Provides the student the opportunity for in-depth exploration of a special area of interest. Prerequisites: BU 241, BU 251 and MA 253.

Information about Course Requirements
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