Minor in Human Resource Management

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The Welch College of Business Minor in Human Resource Management (HRM) prepares students with an academic background in a variety of disciplines with the skills to be an effective management partner in any organization. The Minor in HRM at Sacred Heart University (SHU) is designed for Business and Management majors, as well as Psychology, Sociology, Health Sciences and Humanities majors with a career interest in human resources. Today’s human resources professional must not only have a foundation in the operations of organizations but also act as a strategic business partner and be well versed in the business of the organization.

Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in the human resource field to grow in the next decade. Money magazine and Salary.com surveys predict a growth of 32,000 (new) annual positions, and they rate human re-source management as one of the top five professions in the U.S. for salary and job prospects.

Professionals with undergraduate and graduate course-work in human resources will be best situated to meet this expanding market. Our curriculum includes and goes beyond the traditional areas of human resource study by offering students the opportunity to develop business skills in strate-gic planning, analysis and finance, and enabling them to fully seize the opportunity of this growing demand.

Accreditation

Among an elite membership of fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide, the Welch College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the premier global accrediting body for business schools.

Professional Connections and Special Events

Students can benefit from our relationship with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to HRM. Representing more than 250,000 individual members in more than 140 countries, SHRM serves the needs of human resource professionals and advances the interests of the profession. With SHRM affiliation, our students and graduates will have the opportunity to attend seminars and conferences, join online community platforms and become part of a highly-respected network of professionals.

After taking undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in human resource management, students may take the SHRM assessment of learning test to determine their competency in human resource management. Students who pass the assessment of learning will be eligible to receive a certificate from SHRM. If students are interested in further HR Certifications through the Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR, SPHR, GPHR) or through SHRM (CP, SCP), specifically designed certificate preparation courses may be available.

Requirements

Required Courses for Business Majors | 15 credits

  • MGT 202 Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 207 Management of Human Resources
  • MGT 334 Human Resource Law
  • MGT 370 Global Leadership
  • MGT 360 Survey Design and Analysis

Required Courses for Non-Business Majors | 18 credits

This minor gives liberal arts or health professionals a background in the field of human resource management to prepare them to work in a for profit or non-profit business in a human resource department or in a management capacity.

  • MGT 101 Organizational Management or BU 121 Introduction to Business
  • MGT 202 Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 207 Management of Human Resources
  • MGT 334 Human Resource Law
  • MGT 370 Global Leadership
  • MGT 360 Survey Design and Analysis

Pre-Admission to the Masters of Science in Human Resource Management Program

All students enrolled in the Minor in HRM who receive a grade of B+ or higher in the prerequisite and required courses and maintain a B average for their undergraduate career will be pre-admitted to the full-time Masters of Science in Human Resource Management program when they graduate. Students simply need to express their interest in continuing their studies in HRM by completing the graduate studies application.