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Human Resource Management

By pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in human resource management at the University of Mount Union, you will gain an understanding of people and the workplace through the study of human dynamics, organizational behavior, staffing, compensation, and the hiring process from interviewing to the final job offer. You will also develop a strong business background though a variety of economics, accounting, management, and marketing courses as part of the human resource management major requirements.

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Human Resources Management Major Quick Facts

The four-year human resource management degree requires 128 credit hours of coursework, with 60-62 hours taken in the major. The University’s general education program, the Integrative Core, allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value.

Our human resource management major will enable you to pursue success in a number of positions and careers by providing you with classroom learning and hands-on experience opportunities including:

  • Opportunities for internships in the field
  • Required shadowing experience
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Individual or collaborative research opportunities with faculty
  • Membership in the Society for Human Resource Management and Mount Union’s chapter of Delta Mu Delta, a business honorary

Mount Union’s human resource management major prepares students for post-graduate success. Employment in the human resource field is projected to grow by 9 percent through 2026.

Mount Union has been recognized as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its business programs.

Curriculum

As a human resource management major at the University of Mount Union, you will gain an understanding of people and the workplace through the studying of human dynamics, organizational behavior, staffing, compensation and the hiring process from interviewing to the final job offer. You will also develop a strong business background though a variety of economics, accounting, management and marketing courses as part of the human resource management major requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the global environment in which businesses operate
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of their own values
  • Students will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and a capacity for service
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when change is needed, adapt to change as it occurs, and lead change
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to professional career fields.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of career options available to them and will establish career objectives.

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