Human Resource Management
Human resource management is a growing field and is one of the best paid in America.
What is human resource management (HRM)?
goals of human resource management are the more efficient and effective
utilization of human resources in order to achieve the strategic
objective of the organization while facilitating the accomplishment of
The means to achieving the goals of HRM are
accomplished by developing a knowledge base in job analysis, human
resource planning, recruitment, selection, training and development,
compensation and benefits, human resource management law, labor
relations, and continuous quality improvement processes.
Where is human resource management used?
of the program are prepared to begin their careers in the human
resource departments of corporations, government agencies, unions, and
other private and public organizations. They are employed as recruiters,
compensation specialists, job analysts, grievance handlers, arbitration
managers, negotiators, safety directors, and training coordinators.
What is the job outlook?
to various publications and reports including the Occupations Outlook
Handbook, Occupational Briefs, Occupations in Demand, and the Employment
Training Report of the President, there is a positive future for
persons entering the field of HRM.
The number of HRM professionals
is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years because of an increased
awareness of the costs and benefits of effective human resource
The U.S. Department of Labor projects the job outlook
in human resource management for coming years is better than the overall
growth in jobs for the economy as a whole. They project a strong demand
for entry-level jobs in the HRM field throughout the next decade. The
outlook is very strong for jobs in selected areas dealing with total
quality management (TQM), quality circles, world-class management, and
other participative management programs.
What is the human resource program at Shippensburg?
is a four-year, interdisciplinary program of the Department of
Management and Marketing in the John L. Grove College of Business,
leading to a B.S.B.A. degree. This program of study shows the
interrelationship of management and labor through the study of theory,
principles, techniques, and applications of sound labor relations
policies. The human resource management concentration covers the fields
of personnel management, industrial relations, and training. The program
is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the broad
range of knowledge in the field. The courses emphasize both the
theoretical aspects and the practical skills needed for success in the
field. By careful selection of elective courses, students can design a
program that suits their individual career interests and also provides a
specialization of knowledge.
The HRM program includes student
participation in demonstrations of union-management interaction. Through
these demonstrations, students receive a realistic insight into various
labor relations procedures and become acquainted with pertinent laws
that human resource managers work with, such as discrimination, sexual
harassment, and Title VII.
What kinds of courses will I take?
in the HRM program take the core curriculum required of all John L.
Grove College of Business administration students. These courses include
accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, economics,
business law, production, organizational behavior, and others to give
you a broad business background.
In addition to these courses there are both required courses and electives in the major. The required courses include:
- MGT 340 Human Resource Management
- MGT 342 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
- MGT 346 Human Resource Management Law
- MGT 348 Compensation Administration
elective courses allow the student to tailor his or her interest in
specific areas or to select a broad sampling of courses to further
explore the field. Students must select a total of six credit hours from
the following courses. The elective courses include:
- MGT 349 International Human Resource Management
- MGT 370 International Business
- MGT 394 Leadership and Decision-Making
- MGT 431 Corporate Entrepreneurship
- MGT 432 Entrepreneurship
- MGT 433 Small Business Management
- MIS 300 Business Technology and Business Operations
- FIN 324 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
Can other majors take these courses?
of the universal applicability of the nature of the courses, they make
excellent free electives. Everyone in any organization can use
peoplehandling skills and organizational dynamics. HRM courses provide
the student with such opportunities for learning.
Where can I get more information?
Dr. William Oberman, Chair
Department of Management and Marketing
224 Grove Hall Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
John L. Grove College of Business