Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Department of Management

Undergraduate Programs
Human Resource Management

Human resource management majors focus on the management of human resources in organizations: on the role and development of the manager as a leader, and on the mission and specific functions of the human resources department.

Courses in the human resource management major, augmented by offerings in psychology, sociology, and economics, prepare the student for two broadly defined career paths. The first, a general managerial orientation designed to build skills in analyzing and effectively dealing with individuals in the work place, concentrates on topics of motivation, organization design, leadership, and development of interpersonal skills. The second orientation provides techniques essential to successful careers in human resources management. It stresses selection and training techniques, human resources planning, compensation, labor relations, and training and evaluation. Neither area is exclusive and exposure to both is often suggested.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in  Human Resource Management

The graduation requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management.

The completion of Mathematics 103 and 124 [referenced in item 2. below] may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.

The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Human Resource Management major is met by completing Management 460.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.

The requirements of The Eli Broad College of Business for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the majors that comprise the Business Administration Programs.

The following requirements for the major:

               
a. Major Field of Concentration:  A minimum grade–point average of 2.00 in the courses that are listed below (15 credits):  
  (1) The following course  (3 credits):  
    MGT 460 Capstone for Management Majors (W) 3
  (2) Twelve credits from the following courses (12 credits):  
    MGT 411 Organizational Staffing 3
    MGT 412 Compensation and Reward Systems 3
    MGT 413 Personnel Training and Development 3
    MGT 414 Diversity in the Workplace 3
    MGT 418 Labor-Management Relations 3
    MGT 475 Negotiation and Conflict Management 3
    MGT 476 Globalization and International Management (D) 3
    MGT 490 Independent Study 1 to 3
    MGT 491 Special Topics in Human Resource Management 3

 Students may elect to complete more than 3 of the courses that are listed in item 3.a.(2) above with the understanding that the grades earned in such courses will be included in the computation of the grade–point average of courses in the Major Field of Concentration.