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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 (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 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 new students starting in the 2011-2012 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.sbm.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

 

Major Requirements for new students

Suggested Sequence for new students

Requirements of the Human Resource Management Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
HRM 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
HRM 4596* Organizational Staffing & Career Management 3 WI
         
Select three additional 3500+ level Human Resource Management courses from this list: 9  
HRM 3511 Compensation Management    
HRM 3512 Human Resource Management & Public Policy    
HRM 3513 Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice    
HRM 3581
  or
3531
Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
    or
HR on the Ground
   
         
Select one additional course from this list: 3  
HRM 3501 Power, Influence & Negotiation    
HRM 3502 Leading People at Work    
HRM 3503 Communicating in Organizations    
HRM 3565 International Human Resource Management    
HRM 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.
** 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  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HRM 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BA 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BA 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RMI 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
HRM 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HRM
HRM
HRM
HRM
3511
3512
3513
3581 or 3531
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in HRM or HR on the Ground
   
Select one of the following:   3  
HRM
HRM
HRM
HRM

HRM
3501
3502
3503
3565
3580
Power, Influence & Negotiation
Leading People at Work
Communicating in Organizations
International Human Resource Management
Special Topics
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
BA 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BA 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
IB 3101 Fundamentals of International Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HRM
HRM
HRM
HRM
3511
3512
3513
3581 or 3531
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in HRM or HR on the Ground
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
BA 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
HRM
HRM
HRM
HRM
3511
3512
3513
3581 or 3531
Compensation Management
Human Resource Management & Public Policy
Labor Relations: Strategy & Practice
Co-op Experience in HRM or HR on the Ground
   
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
HRM 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: 124  

 

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 non profit 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 lay offs, 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.

 

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 management and human side of that decision with practical exposure to those issues.

Requirements for this minor must be completed prior to graduation.

 

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:

  • HRM 3501: Power, Influence & Negotiation
  • HRM 3502: Leading People at Work
  • HRM 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 Programs 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.

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

For more information on joint HRM/RMI options, contact Dr. John Deckop, 215-204-1933.

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