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Human Resource Management

Dr. Deanna Geddes, Chair
Alter Hall 353
215-204-8195
geddes@temple.edu

HRM Department Office

Alter Hall 333

215-204-8099

www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/human-resource-management-welcome

The Human Resource Management (HRM) major prepares students for careers in human resource (HR) management and general management. Increasingly, organizations are hiring well-trained professionals to recruit, develop, manage, and retain their most valuable business asset - human capital. The Human Resource Management department prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed for the strategic and interpersonal management of company employees.

Typical first jobs for Human Resource Management majors include corporate recruiter, employee relations specialist, compensation analyst, corporate trainer, HR generalist, and management trainee. Typical jobs held five-ten years out include HR director, staffing manager, compensation manager, training manager, and employee relations director.

Human Resource Management majors are expected to become involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Guest speakers, networking events, internships and co-ops, and other career development activities and are just a few benefits of joining. There are two student SHRM chapters, one at Main Campus and the other at Ambler. The Main Campus chapter office is located in Alter Hall 333C. For more information, contact Andrea Brooks-Lopez at 215-204-4226, ablopez@temple.edu or the SHRM office at 215-204-1626. For Ambler, contact Ken Riemer at riemertr@aol.com or the SHRM Main office.

In addition to SHRM, the HRM Department also invites all majors to join our student chapter of Net Impact or Student Professional Sales Organizations (PSO). For information on Net Impact go to their web site (http://tunetimpact.com/) or contact faculty advisor Lynne Andersson at 215-204-5088, landerss@temple.edu. For more information on PSO, go to their web site (www.temple-pso.org) or contact faculty advisor Tony Petrucci at 215-204-8138, petrucci@temple.edu.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Human resource management students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the major and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for new students

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Suggested Sequence for new students

 

Requirements of the Human Resource Management Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Human Resource Management 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
Human Resource Management 3511 Compensation Management 3  
Human Resource Management 3512 Human Resource Management & Public Policy 3  
Human Resource Management 4596* Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI
         
Select two additional 3500+ level Human Resource Management courses from this list: 6  
Human Resource Management 3501** Power, Influence & Negotiation    
Human Resource Management 3502** Leading People at Work    
Human Resource Management 3503** Communicating in Organizations    
Human Resource Management 3504**
  or
3505**
Leadership in the 21st Century
    or
Sustainable Organizational Leadership
   
Human Resource Management 3506 HR Metrics: Using Data, Scorecards & Dashboards to Drive Business Performance    
Human Resource Management 3513 Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice    
Human Resource Management 3531
  or
3581
HR on the Ground
    or
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
   
Human Resource Management 3565 International Human Resource Management    
Human Resource Management 3580*** Special Topics - Human Resource Management (topics may change)    
         
Subtotal     18  
*This major capstone is taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.
** These courses make up the Fox Leadership Certificate which will appear on your official transcripts similar to a Minor.
However, they cannot be double counted for HRM major requirements if applied toward the Leadership Certificate.
***This course may be offered multiple semesters with different topics. It can be applied once
toward the major. It can be used as a free elective if completed with a different topic.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Human Resource Management Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

 

Semester I - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement} 4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Business Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Human Resource Management 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Human Resource Management

3511
  or
3512
Compensation Management
     or
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
3  
Select one of the following:   3  
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
3501
3502
3503
3504 or 3505
3506
3513
3531 or 3581
3565
3580
Power, Influence & Negotiation
Leading People at Work
Communicating in Organizations
Leadership in the 21st Century or Sustainable Org. Leadership
HR Metrics
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
HR on the Ground or Co-op Experience in HRM
International Human Resource Management
Special Topics - Human Resource Management
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
International Business Administration 3101 Fundamentals of International Business 3  
Human Resource Management 3511
  or
3512
Compensation Management
     or
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
3501
3502
3503
3504 or 3505
3506
3513
3531 or 3581
3565
3580
Power, Influence & Negotiation
Leading People at Work
Communicating in Organizations
Leadership in the 21st Century or Sustainable Org. Leadership
HR Metrics
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
HR on the Ground or Co-op Experience in HRM
International Human Resource Management
Special Topics - Human Resource Management
   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     4  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Human Resource Management 4596 Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Human Resource Management: 124  

 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

 

Minors

 

Legal Studies Minor for Human Resource Managers

Human Resource Management majors only

The legal aspects of managing people at all levels of business and nonprofit organizations come into play in a wide variety of human resources policies and decisions as well as the ramifications of decisions about the business itself. Compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations also creates the need for HR practitioners to consider the legal ramifications of hiring, training, coaching, disciplining and terminating individual employees. Larger organizational issues such as layoffs, restructuring, outsourcing, benefits and retirement programs and decisions must also be made in compliance with the law.

Requirements for this minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor.

 

Human Resource Minor for Legal Studies

Legal Studies majors only.

Law permeates most aspects of our business lives and few decisions lack legal repercussions. In a business setting, the law regulates such things as who businesses can hire and fire, the liability for people injured on a business premises and labor/management relations. On the other hand, organizations are hiring non-lawyer professionals to manage the most important asset of business, its human talent. Those employees are usually trained in human resource management. In practice, lawyers and human resource managers work hand in hand to deal with employee problems and statutory regulations dealing with compliance issues. A major in law with a minor in human resource management is a natural fit. Students will learn the legal repercussions of a business decision while also being exposed to the management and human side of that decision with practical exposure to those issues.

Requirements for this minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor.

 

Certificate in Leadership

The Fox Certificate in Leadership responds to workplace demands for effective leadership development.  Corporate executives and numerous studies for years indicate the need for business school graduates to move beyond their technical competence as they step into leadership roles. In today's environment, a leadership mind-set with enhanced skills in organizational communication, conflict management, and team building gives individuals and organizations a competitive advantage. Expertise and perspective developed through the Leadership Certificate courses enable graduates to think and act in ways that reflect sophisticated competencies (from interpersonal to technical) and that benefit the interests of multiple organizational stakeholders.

Requirements for this certificate must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet certificate requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.

 

RMI & HRM Focus

The Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Department and Human Resource Management (HRM) Department offer several complimentary courses for students interested in a career in employee benefits and/or human resource management. These courses allow students to broaden their career options by taking advantage of the cross-training offered by these departments.

  • HRM major with a RMI focus: Students take Risk Management & Insurance 3501 (Life and Health Insurance and Employee Benefits) and Risk Management & Insurance 3503 (Retirement Plans)
  • RMI major with a HRM focus: Students take Human Resource Management 2501 (Introduction to Human Resource Management) and Human Resource Management 3511 (Compensation Management)
  • Dual HRM/RMI major. Students fulfill all requirements for both majors.


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