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Human Resources Management Major

The human resources management major prepares students for careers in management and in human resources.

The human resource approach to managing people focuses on benefiting organizations in two significant ways: by increasing organizational effectiveness and productivity, and by satisfying employees’ needs.

Students are prepared to become generalists in human resources or to specialize in areas such as organization development, training and development, labor relations, and compensation and benefits.

Students learn specific concepts and skills that are important and valuable in today’s rapidly changing business environments.

Students are advised to take at least one internship field work experience. These internships are available in major business and nonprofit organizations and allow students to learn more about specific areas within human resources.

Internships are available for credit during the regular school year and during the summer months.

While most students choose this major to become human resources professionals, others do so to better prepare themselves for careers in the general field ofmanagement.

All of the business major programs at Cabrini include a common business core which recognizes the “enterprise” nature of today’s business world that integrates the various strategic areas of business.

Students will find the use of a concentration or minor as a way to further customize the human resources management major in response to specific employment markets, such as the nonprofit sector or government agencies, or as a method of broadening their knowledge in the international arena or in the management of information.

Requirements for the Major in Human Resources Management
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

Business Enterprise Core Requirements:

  • BUS 120 - Principles of Management
  • ECO 131 - Microeconomics
  • ECO 132 - Macroeconomics
  • ACC 210 - Accounting Principles I
  • ACC 211 - Accounting Principles II
  • BUS 220 - Quantitative Business Analysis I
  • BUS 221 - Quantitative Business Analysis II
  • MKT 230 - Principles of Marketing
  • FIN 285 - Business Finance I
  • BUS 288 - Professional Development I (1.5 credits)
  • BUS 321 - Business Law I
  • BUS 351 - Management Information Systems
  • Internship Experience

Human Resources Management Requirements:

  • HRM 200 - Human Resources Management
  • BUS 164 - Leadership and Supervisory Skills
  • HRM 453 - Human Resources Management Seminar
  • HRM 324 - International Management

Human Resources Management Electives 
(select three for 12 credits total):

  • HRM 310 - Training and Development
  • HRM 319 - Compensation and Benefit Administration
  • HRM 415 - Staffing
  • HRM 424 - Organization Change and Development

In addition, majors must complete either a fourth course chosen from the above list or HRM 322, Labor Relations.

General Electives Credits: 21–35

Total Credits for Major: 63

All Business Majors are required to take ENG 234, Writing for Leadership, as their Values Exploration for the Core.

Learning Outcomes
Human Resources Management majors will:

  • demonstrate interpersonal skills and understanding that allow them to function effectively as a team leader or team member, as required in a workplace setting
  • be able to critically evaluate, analyze and interpretation of pertinent information to solve problems and make decisions appropriate to specific human resource management situations
  • demonstrate ability to identify, collect, analyze, and present valid data and statistics for use in decision making in the fields of statistics, staffing, compensation and benefits, training and development, and organization development
  • be able to articulate, orally and in written form, human resource management issues and events using appropriate terminology, formats and technologies
  • be able to articulate their own values and accurately perceive the intent of those who are different from themselves

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