Human Resources Concentration

Human Resource Management Concentration in Business Administration Major
People are the most valuable resource of modern organizations. Understanding social, psychological, and group principles and phenomena and harnessing them through effective communication and managerial processes are crucial to the success of modern organizations. Human Resource Management concentration courses examine key employee administrative processes and best practices, management-employee relations, organizational decision-making techniques and tools, individual and group relations, and effective human skill development, utilization and management.

Concentration Requirements
A minimum of 9 credit hours from any of the following 300 and 400 level elective courses is required to complete a Human Resource Management Concentration in addition to a student’s Business Administration major.

Complete 3 Elective Courses Listed Below (9 credits) Credits
BUS 330 Labor Relations Employment Law 3
BUS 331 Organizational Behavior **** 3
BUS 333 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 433 Strategic Talent Management 3
BUS 436 Global Human Resource Management 3
BUS 330 – Labor Relations Employment Law

A broad understanding of the American labor history and how it shaped the current labor-management relationship, including contemporary labor relations processes such as union organizing, collective bargaining, and grievance resolution. An in-depth examination of the labor laws and the employment laws that shape the employment relationship in the United States with a focus on the rights of employees and the responsibilities of employers.

Prerequisite: BUS 201 or BUS 230

BUS 331 – Organizational Behavior

Fundamental psychological and sociological phenomena that underlie group behavior, exploration of organizational processes including leadership, motivation, communication and change. Emphasis on the behavioral aspects of management and the analytical tools for decision-making.

Prerequisite: BUS 201 or BUS 230

BUS 333 – Human Resource Management

Survey of human resource management expertise areas including the role of human resources management in organizations, basic functions such as recruitment, selection, training, development, performance management, compensation and benefits, risk management, diversity management, ethics, and human resource strategy. Emphasis placed on gaining a breadth of knowledge about the human resource function in modern organizations.

Prerequisite: BUS 201 or BUS 230

BUS 433 – Strategic Talent Management

Measurement and assessment skills for gathering and analyzing data and information relevant for human resource management, including absence rates, costs per hire, human capital ROI, training investment, human capital value added, turnover rates and costs, etc. with an emphasis on strategic talent management. The focus of talent management will be on selection and training, performance management, and employee development and succession planning.

Prerequisite: BUS 331 and BUS 333

BUS 436 – Global HRM

This course explores the concept of human resource management in different countries around the world within the context of globalization by understanding how multinational organizations manage global complexity, strategic choices, local laws and cultures, ethical and social responsibilities, and the impact of personal values, beliefs, and customs of the countries they conduct business in. The focus will be on developing a cross- cultural perspective of human capital and a diversity and inclusion perspective on global talent management.

Prerequisite: BUS 201

**** Only students starting at ECSU in Spring 2016 or earlier may count BUS 331 towards their Human Resource Management concentration. BUS 331 may still be taken to fulfill the 12 credit hours of business electives required for the Business Administration Major.

Business Administration – Four Year Plan of Study and Elective Courses


Concentration Benefits and Career Information
Students who complete a Human Resource Management Concentration in addition to their Bachelors Degree in Business Administration are more prepared for careers such as Employee Benefits Specialist, Employee State Recruiter, Employee Development Councilor, Health, Safety and Security Director, Human Resource Manager, Labor Relations Negotiator and Training Coordinator.

Common Complementary Programs and Courses
Management Concentration with Human Resource Management: By selecting courses within the Management concentration, individuals can become a Human Resource specialist geared towards a particular career path or business sector.

BUS 332 – Management of Organizations
BUS 370 – Business Perspectives, Canada/US
BUS 433 – Methods of Human Resource Management Development
BUS 434 – Organizational Improvement & Management Development
BUS 450 – International Business
BUS 464 – Seminar in Management
BUS 466 – Seminar in Non-Profit Organizations