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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Human Resource Management

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

Ms. Arlene Dowd, Department Administrator

Alter Hall 333

215-204-8099

adowd@temple.edu
http://fox.temple.edu/dept/hrm/

The Human Resource Management (HR MGMT) 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 resources. 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, career development activities, and the résumé book are just a few benefits of joining. This organization is open to all Fox majors. 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 Katherine Nelson at 215-204-8370, k8nelson@temple.edu or the SHRM office at 215-204-1626. For Ambler, contact Megan Rimer at 215-204-2371, mrimer@temple.edu, or the SHRM Main office.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

  • New freshmen starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

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.sbm.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Suggested Sequence for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Suggested Sequence for Transfers

 

Requirements of the Human Resource Management Major - for freshmen only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
HR MGMT 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
HR MGMT 4596* Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI
         
Select three additional 3500+ level Human Resource Management courses from this list: 9  
HR MGMT 3511 Compensation Management    
HR MGMT 3512 Human Resource Management & Public Policy    
HR MGMT 3513 Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice    
HR MGMT 3581 Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management    
         
Select one additional course from this list: 3  
HR MGMT 3501 Power, Influence & Negotiation    
HR MGMT 3502 Managing People at Work    
HR MGMT 3503 Communicating in Organizations    
HR MGMT 3565 International Human Resource Management    
Subtotal     18  
*This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

Suggested Sequence of the Human Resource Management Major - For Freshmen Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
HR MGMT 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3511
3512
3513
3581
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
   
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3501
3502
3503
3565
Power, Influence & Negotiation
Managing People at Work
Communicating in Organizations
International Human Resource Management
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
IBA 3101 Fundamentals of International Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3511
3512
3513
3581
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3511
3512
3513
3581
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
   
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
HR MGMT 4596 Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Human Resource Management (freshmen): 124  

 


Requirements of the Human Resource Management Major - for transfer students only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
HR MGMT 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
HR MGMT 4596* Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI 
         
Select two additional 3500+ level Human Resource Management courses from this list: 6  
HR MGMT 3511 Compensation Management    
HR MGMT 3512 Human Resource Management & Public Policy    
HR MGMT 3513 Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice    
HR MGMT 3581 Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management    
         
Select one additional course from above list or courses listed below: 3  
HR MGMT 3501 Power, Influence & Negotiation    
HR MGMT 3502 Managing People at Work    
HR MGMT 3503 Communicating in Organizations    
         
International course - select one: 3  
Economics 3563** International Trade    
Economics 3564** International Monetary Economics    
Finance 3551 International Financial Markets    
Finance 3552 International Financial Management    
GSM 3566 Global Strategic Management    
HR MGMT 3565 International Human Resource Management    
Law S.B.M. 3562 International Law    
Marketing 3553 International Marketing    
         
Economics** 3500+ Any upper-level Economics course, excluding Economics 3581. 0-3  
Business Electives   Select two to three electives from business departments 2500+ 6-9  
Subtotal       27  
         
* Human Resource Management 4596 will fill the technology requirement for the Human Resource Management major.
** If either Economics 3563 or 3564 is taken to fulfill the Economics 3500+ elective, the course will also satisfy the
International requirement. Students will need to take an additional business elective.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Human Resource Management Major - For Transfer Students Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CORE   TILT Tutorial 0  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3 QA
LAW S.B.M. 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC/GU
C+IN SC 1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Subtotal     17  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
CORE   Science & Technology A 4 SA
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3 QB
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
HR MGMT 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3511
3512
3513
3581
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
   
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Economics 3500+   3  
Select one of the following International Business courses: 3  
Economics
Economics
Finance
Finance
GSM
HR MGMT
LAW S.B.M.
Marketing
3563
3564
3551
3552
3566
3565
3562
3553
International Trade
International Monetary Economics
International Financial Markets
International Financial Management
Global Strategic Management
International Human Resource Management
International Law
International Marketing
   
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3511
3512
3513
3581
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
Free elective     3  
WI/Free Elective   Choose a writing-intensive elective (xx96, xx97, xx98) if required. 3 (WI)
Elective   Business Elective 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
HR MGMT
3501
3502
3503
Power, Influence & Negotiation
Managing People at Work
Communicating in Organizations
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
HR MGMT 4596 Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI
Elective   Business Elective 3  
Elective   Business Elective 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Human Resource Management (transfer students): 123  

 


 

People First Certificate

Effectively managing employees is essential to any successful business enterprise. In today's environment, developed skills in organizational communication, conflict management, and team building can give companies an edge on the competition. The Human Resource Management Department offers three courses that we call our People First sequence. These courses provide Fox School of Business and Management students the professional edge they need for successful management:

  • HR MGMT 3501: Power, Influence & Negotiation
  • HR MGMT 3502: Managing People at Work
  • HR MGMT 3503: Communicating in Organizations

Take all three courses and receive our People First Certificate, an approved certificate program within FSBM. Or, take just one or two to further your training in the people side of business. People First Certification is available to Fox School students only.            

Joint Program for RMI & HRM Majors

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

  • HR MGMT major with a RSK MGT concentration. Students take RSK MGT 3501 (Life and Health Insurance and Employee Benefits) and RSK MGT 3503 (Retirement Plans).
  • RSK MGT major with a HR MGMT concentration. Students take HR MGMT 2501 (Introduction to Human Resource Management) and HR MGMT 3511 (Compensation Management).
  • Dual HR MGMT/RSK MGT major. Students fulfill all requirements for both majors.

For more information on joint HR MGMT/RSK MGT options, contact Dr. John Deckop, 215-204-1933.

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