Human Resource Management

Managers understand the importance of the effective utilization of human resources to an organization's bottom line. As a result, the human resources manager is a key on the executive team. The Human Resource Management Minor prepares business majors to successfully recruit, select, train, and develop effective and efficient workforce talent. Students learn to manage workforce diversity and develop the talents of all staff and team members. Additional skills in leadership, negotiations, employment law, and managing global teams prepare students for careers as a Human Resource Manager, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Corporate Recruiter, Compensation Analyst, or Benefits Administrator. Human resources management gives students the skills and knowledge to become proficient practitioners in this leading organizational field. Many students choose to pursue Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) professional certifications to complement their HR minor.


A minor must contain 15-18 semester hours of coursework, including at least 9 hours of upper-division courses at the 3000-4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward completion of the minor, but courses taken in Core Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Required Courses*:
MNGT 4053Human Resource Management3
MNGT 4253Staffing & Talent Development3
Elective Courses*:
Select three electives chosen in consultation with WSOB management faculty advisor:9
Managerial Economics
Business Negotiations
Indust/Organizational Psych
* Grade of C or higher required.
Total Hours15