Effective Spring 2009, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) confirmed that our HRM degree program is in full alignment with the SHRM HR Curriculum guidelines. Our program meets the core HR topics, as well as elective HR topics determined by the SHRM that ensures universities are offering curricula that prepares HR professionals for the workplace.
The objective of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Human Resource Management is to allow students to develop skills that will enable them to gain entry into the field of human resource management. The program includes a general overview of human resource planning, staffing, compensation and benefits, employee/labor relations, and training and development.
Program of Study
The Human Resource Management program combines a significant business management component with an emphasis on developing strong human resource, managerial, and organizational knowledge, skills, and abilities. In addition, students will explore behavioral approaches to deal with organizational and managerial situations. The general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation for the human resources management degree program.
Cooperative Learning Experiences
Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Human Resource Management program for HRM 305: Staffing Organizations and HRM 310: Organizational Development. Depending on the co-op experience available and the student’s course completion schedule, other courses such as BBM 301: Organizational Behavior may also be completed as co-ops. Elective courses may also be structured as co-ops. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120-credit degree.
To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must inform the Director of the Co-op program and the Human Resource Management Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, graduating students will be able to:
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
VMG 313 Aesthetics of Film
DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
COM 245 Writing for the Media
Culinary Arts Elective
Ethnic Studies Elective
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language Elective
History/Political Science Elective
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
Choose (1) course below (See Specific Program Requirements):
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues
BAC 101 Accounting I
BAC 102 Accounting II
BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 402 Strategic Management
BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management
BMK 305 Marketing
FIN 305 Financial Management
MAT 312 Business Statistics
BBM 301: available as a co-op
The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of “C” for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than “C” in any required program core course must retake that course.
BBM 319 Business Ethics
HRM 305 Staffing Organizations
HRM 310 Organizational Development
HRM 311 Human Resource Management
HRM 450 Strategic Human Capital Management
HRM 350 International Human Resource Management
HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management
HRM 405 Compensation Administration
HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
HRM 490 Internship in Human Resource Management
HRM Upper Level Elective
HRM 305, HRM 310: available as a co-op
HRM 350, HRM 400, HRM 405: HRM 311 prerequisite
HRM 310, HRM 321, HRM 340: BBM 201 prerequisite or (BMK 220, NUR 303, SOC 323, SOC 352, SOC 402, SOC 460, CRJ 303, BLA 303, LES 200, ORG 202, BBM 319).
Minimum grade is D-.
Certain courses may be available as a co-op
Social Science Elective
FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar
Natural Science Elective
HRM 310: available as a co-op
HRM 305: available as a co-op
Upper Level HRM/BBM Elective
The nonprofit industry is one of the fastest growing employers. The industry is seeking out marketers, HR professionals, and managers with an interest in strategic planning within the nonprofit industry. This nonprofit concentration will focus on the following content areas: Introduction to nonprofits, fiscal management, advocacy and public policy, and one specific identified nonprofit course in the student’s program. There are four core courses in the concentration and one specific program course or an internship. Two of the courses are shared between the College of Behavioral Science and the College of Business. This is a concentration for bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management.
NFP 301 Intro to Nonprofit Agencies
NFP 302 Management of the Nonprofit Organization
NFP 303 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit
NFP 304 Advocacy and Public Policy
Students can choose ONE of the following 5 courses:
BMK 339 Marketing for Nonprofits
FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit
HRM 361 HRM in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits
SPM 309 Sports and Athletics Fundraising
Students may substitute any program specific course for an alternate NFP course of their choosing or an internship.
HRM 310, HRM 321, HRM 340: BBM 201 prerequisite or (BMK 220, NUR 303, SOC 323, SOC 352, SOC 402, SOC 460, CRJ 303, BLA 303, LES 200, ORG 302, BBM 319).