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Human Resource Management

Division of Arts and Sciences

Learners in this concentration apply the principles of human resource management to support organizational outcomes. Throughout the coursework, learners develop the skills and competence necessary to attract, recruit, engage, develop, and retain employees. Learners also build the fundamental knowledge of compensation, benefits, and the legal framework that guides the employment lifecycle.

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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

This course is a survey of the human resources management (HRM) field and its function and role in the organization. Learners develop their knowledge of fundamental HRM principles and demonstrate competencies in areas such as compensation and benefits, legal requirements, and training and development.

6 quarter credits
BUS4044 *
Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

In this course, learners identify the scope and purpose of the legal framework of an enterprise. Learners analyze the effects of legal issues on an organization’s human resource management function. Learners also create strategies for managing legal issues and identify ways to implement them. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.

6 quarter credits
BUS4045 *
Recruiting, Retention, and Development

Learners investigate strategies for recruiting, selecting, and retaining top talent in support of the strategic needs of an organization. Learners analyze talent and acquisition strategies within the context of laws and regulations and explore current recruitment and selection techniques. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.

6 quarter credits






At least 18 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.