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Human Resource Management Major & Minor

Management Studies

The work of the Human Resource Management (HRM) professional encompasses a broad range of activities that affect the relationship between an organization and its employees – its human resources. HRM professionals may be involved in one or more of the following areas within all types of organizations:

  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Job analysis and job design
  • Union/­employee-management relations
  • Employee benefit programs
  • Training and development
  • Recruiting and interviewing
  • Performance appraisal and compensation
  • Development of work systems

New challenges along with increased complexity and sophistication will increasingly characterize HRM in the coming years. In the private sector, global competitors will continue to put pressure on domestic firms to enhance quality and customer orientation, along with being more productive and controlling costs. In the public sector, shrinking revenues and tighter budgets will impose similar pressures to be more efficient and effective. These and other environmental factors will define both the challenges and opportunities you'll face in a career in HRM.

The HRM major is designed to provide you with an interesting, challenging, and comprehensive plan of study within the Business Administration program. By choosing HRM, you will receive extensive breadth of exposure to HRM topics, issues, and processes; the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that will make it possible to understand, critique, and respond to HRM issues; and the chance to prepare for entry-level human resource jobs or future management positions.

The Major and Minors may be declared through the LSBE Advising & Academic Services Office.