Concentration in Human Resource Management

The concentration in Human Resource Management prepares you to meet the challenges of strategic and operational human resource roles.

Preparing You For Success

Human resource management courses give you analytical and interpersonal skills needed to make staffing decisions for organizations. Understanding and critically thinking about labor relations, employment law, and workplace environments enable you to better navigate workplace challenges. You’ll complete the degree with a professional capstone project in which you work with a local business or nonprofit.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and networking through the Society for Human Resource Management, Women in Business, and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity
  • Mentoring relationships with faculty who are active in the business community

Making Your Mark

Human resource management majors are valued in corporate and small business settings. In recent years, almost all HRM students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as Accenture, Aon Hewitt, OSF HealthCare and PepsiCo.

Major requirements

Required Courses - 28 hrs.

  • M L 300: Environments of Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 356: Human Capital in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • M L 357: Leading Organizations- 2 hrs.
  • M L 358: Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 446: Employment Law - 3 hrs.
  • M L 456: Compensation Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 457: Advanced Human Capital Management - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • ECO 310: Labor Problems - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 321: Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 355: Labor-Management Relations - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 411: Tests and Measurement - 3 hrs.
  • M L 415: Diversity in the Workplace - 3 hrs.
  • M L 420: Performance Management - 3 hrs.

Management and Leadership majors must satisfactorily complete at least 15 hours of courses with BLW, ENT, MIS, or M L prefixes at Bradley University. Students desiring concentrations should declare their intentions as early as possible and should consult with their advisor to ensure that the correct courses are taken. Students should also note that some courses are offered only once each year.

Students must also complete Foster College's business core.