Human Resource Management Minor

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COURSE OPTIONS

REQUIRED COURSES:

BUAD 205: Principles of Management (3)

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.

BUAD  207: Human Resource Management (3)

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. Prerequisite: Business Administration 205.

BUAD 210: Payroll Accounting and Employee Benefits (3)

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.

BUAD 333: Strategic Human Resource Management (3)

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. Prerequisites: Business Administration 205, 207.

BUAD 335: Organizational Behavior (3)

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. Prerequisites: Psychology 210; junior or senior standing. Business Administration 205 and Psychology 376 recommended.

COMM 228: Organizational Communication (3)

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.

PSYC 210: The Social Psychology of Persons (3)

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. [Cross-listed: CORE 252, Sociology 210]