Human Resource Management Minor
Study human resource management at Dordt, and you’ll learn how to help others find satisfaction in their daily work while also helping companies enhance their organizational structure. By minoring in human resource management at Dordt, you'll gain a network of connections, amazing opportunities, and be ready to make your own impact; you'll become a confident communicator and effective leader for the rest of your career.Request Info
Dordt’s human resource management minor develops your skills and knowledge in administration, communication, and psychology. You’ll be equipped to enhance the experience of employees within the workplace. And you’ll learn to recognize each employee’s intrinsic value, seeing them the way God sees them.
What You'll Learn
Human resource management minors learn how to manage an organization—and its people—effectively. Coursework includes strategic human resources management, diversity and inequality, and interpersonal communication. Whatever your major may be, you’ll be ready to make an impact as a leader with a human resource management minor.
What You Can Do With A Human Resource Management Minor
Human resource management minors possess interpersonal skills. They’re problem-solvers. They understand how people are the lifeblood of an organization. With a minor in human resource management, you’ll be primed for leadership in whatever professional field you pursue.
Office Managers are given the task of determining different office procedures and communicating with staff about these procedures.
A Payroll Specialist manages an organization's budgets and expenses and oversees all aspects of payroll.
Human Resources Manager
Human Resource Managers deal with all the administrative functions in an organization.
To earn a human resource management minor, students will complete five business administration courses, one communication course, and one psychology course.
- Principles of Management: An introductory course in management theory and practice. Major topics covered include planning and strategic management, organizational design, leadership and motivation theory, and control mechanisms.
- Human Resource Management: Introduces students to the role that Human Resource Management (HRM) plays in organizational settings. Course content is geared towards developing the foundational body of knowledge required of entry-level HRM practitioners and is organized around the four foundation areas of HRM expertise: staffing and recruitment, employee and organizational development, compensation and benefits administration, and labor relations.
- Payroll Accounting and Employee Benefits: In this course, students will explore payroll accounting and employee benefits as one of the most critical elements between accounting and human resources and one of the touch points between managerial and financial accounting. This class will explore payroll processing, legal and government regulations for payroll and benefits, record keeping rules, and employee benefit and compensation program design.
- Strategic Human Resource Management: An advanced course in Human Resource Management (HRM). Specific emphasis is placed on the critical strategic role that HRM plays in the success of any organization and the application of HRM practices and theory through case studies and interactive in-class exercises.
- Organizational Behavior: An advanced study of the theory and practice of organizational behavior. Topics include personality, motivation, group leadership, organization/work design, and group/team dynamics. Specific emphasis is placed on the diagnosis of organizational dysfunction and the design and implementation of appropriate Human Resource Management-driven interventions.
- Organizational Communication: The analysis of formal and informal communication in such organizations as corporations and institutions. Included will be considerations of communication problems related to grapevine, rumor, channels, perception, power, status, roles, structures, etc.
- The Social Psychology of Persons: We influence and are influenced by culture, social structures, groups, personality, family, and the media, just to name a few. Studying the situational and personal/interpretive factors that influence an individual’s social behavior can reveal new insights about the grace and sin at work in our relationships and social situations. Utilizing a biblical perspective on the social psychology of persons, this class will explore how students can function as faithful Christians within all of these situations.
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