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Human Resource Management (BS)

About the Human Resource Management Bachelor Degree 

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program at Fisher College is committed to providing educational excellence through carefully constructed, specialized, and functional human resource courses.  This curriculum will provide a strong grounding in broad-based fundamental human resource management knowledge and skills to prepare students for meaningful and productive careers as human resource managers and professionals. Graduates will be able to combine the theory and practice of human resource management with an interpersonal/cross-cultural understanding of the diverse global environment.

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program will provide students with the opportunity to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe trends in the labor force composition and how they affect human resource management
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and rules of law that apply to business activities, the employment function, and labor
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human behavior in organizations and the role of management strategies, including motivational theory to influence behavior
  • Communicate management decisions via written memos, revising employee handbook policy, and oral presentations
  • Compare the common methods for recruiting and selecting human resources
  • Summarize how to implement successful training and development programs
  • Integrate teamwork, leadership and motivational skills to organizational scenarios and evaluate outcomes
  • Explain the labor movement and its impact on businesses in the United States and worldwide
Human Resource Management Career Track

A Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree prepares students for opportunities and growth throughout their career. Most Human Resource jobs require exceptional people skills. The ability to communicate well (both speaking and listening) and to get along with all kinds of people (from the CEO to the temporary office staff) is key. An eye for detail and the ability to make decisions are also necessary.

Careers in Human Resources are varied and include the following positions:

  • Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
  • Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager or Director
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Compensation Manager
  • HR Project Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Global Compensation Analyst
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Benefits Administrator

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Human Resource Management Program Requirements

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CM105 Public Speaking   3
CS101 Computer Applications  3  
CS245 Management Application and Information Systems   3
EC101 Macroeconomics  3  
EC102 Microeconomics    3
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience1 1  
MA107
MA117
College Algebra2
Finite Math
3  
MG202 Human Resource Management   3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology  3  
  Total Credit 16 15

Graduate and Professional Studies students excluded

2 MA191 or MA192 may be substituted 

Second Year

Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC121 Financial Accounting 3  
AC122 Managerial Accounting   3
IS220 Preparation for Careers and Life after College1   3
HR210 Talent Management 3  
MA121 Basic Statistics    3
MG201 Principles of Management 3  
MK201 Principles of Marketing   3
  Science Elective 3/4  
  Social Science Elective 3  
  Free Elective    3
  Total Credits 15/16 15

1 Not required for Graduate and Professional Studies students, course replaced with free elective

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
FI201 Principles of Business Finance   3
HR301 Managing Global Workforce1   3
HR315 Training and Development   3
HR460 Human Resource Mgmt. Internship   3
MG303 Managerial Communications 3  
MG360 Compensation and Benefits 3  
PS315 Social Psychology  3  
  Free Elective 3 3
  Program Elective2 3  
  Total Credits 15 15/16

1Fulfills Global Awareness requirement 

2 Any AC, CS, FI, MG, MK, SM or TH course; or CM100, CM201, CM215, CM225, CM300, CM316, CM325, or CM415

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MG304 Leadership and Ethics 3  
MG321 Organizational Behavior   3
LA401 Employment Law and Labor Relations  3  
MG410 Strategic Human Resource Mgmt. and Emerging Issues   3
HR461 Human Resource Mgmt Internship II1 3  
  English Elective    
  Humanities Elective    
  Free Elective 6 9
  Total Credits 15 15

1May be fulfilled by HR461, IS315, or a program-director-approved research project