Human Resource Management B.S.
Human Resource (HR) professionals play a vital role in organizations by recruiting, managing, and retaining talented employees. HR professionals support business operations by contributing to workforce training, leadership development, staffing design, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations management, risk management, and health and safety program administration.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recommends majoring in HR in order to be well-prepared specifically for this career. In keeping with SHRM’s recommendations, Immaculata offers a balanced curriculum of liberal arts and a well-rounded business education, including economics, general business, business and labor law, accounting, marketing, management and statistics.
In addition, Immaculata’s core values of service and integrity will help you become a service-oriented, ethical professional who is well equipped to support your organization.
The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:
- Assessing the market positioning of firms
Evaluating organizational behavior
(structure, management, leadership, culture, etc.)
- Reflecting on business outcomes
- Exercising effective interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills
- Using technology effectively to enhance productivity
The B.S. in Human Resource Management prepares our graduates for many areas of human resource responsibilities. HR professionals are employed by businesses and increasingly by third party administrators to which human resource functions are outsourced.
You may choose to develop a general knowledge of human resources, or you may specialize in a specific area, such as health and welfare, recruitment and selection, or internal employee relations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment for human resource managers is expected to increase 13 percent from 2012-2022. The growth of existing businesses and start-up companies will lead to greater demand for HR professionals and strong competition for those positions.
As of May 2012, $99,720 was the median salary for human resource managers; $95,250 for compensation and benefits managers; and $95,400 for training and development managers.
For the traditional day program, all courses for the degree, including both major requirements and the academic core, can be completed in four years by following a course plan for the program.
For the evening accelerated program, courses required for the major may be completed in two years by taking nine credits per semester in the fall, spring and summer.
Courses required to complete the B.S. in HR Management include the following:
- BUS 360 Business Management
- BUS 365 Strategic Planning
- HRM 311 Human Resource Management
- HRM 318 Compensation and Benefits
- HRM 334 Recruitment and Selection
- HRM 348 Business Employment Law
- HRM 398/399 Human Resources Practicum
You will also select two courses from among the following:
- BUS 345 Global Business
- BUS 366 Business Leadership
- HRM 335 Business Training Strategies
- HRM 336 Managing Business Conflicts or HPM 358 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
- HRM 347 Employee Relations
- PSY 217 Career Planning
View the course sequence sheet for HRM.
You will complete an internship and associated three-credit practicum course through which you will gain real-world work experiences in the field of human resource management. The practicum provides an in-depth analysis, helping you connect your academic preparation with business experience to prepare you for your career.
The Human Resource Management program contains content aligned with the curriculum requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).