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Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Science

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.

Purpose

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.

Program Competencies

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:

  1.  Demonstrate the ability to effectively exchange with stakeholders through clear, concise, research-based verbal, written, electronic, and other communication formats.
  2. Apply appropriate legal, ethical, diversity, and inclusion leadership standards as required by business management professionals in a global and pluralistic society.
  3. Demonstrate effective information literacy in the synthesis of the principles and practices of Human Resource Management to contribute to the success of the business.
  4. Effectively use technology and quantitative techniques in the field of Human Resource Management to solve basis, as well as critical, issues and problems.


Curriculum - General Education Requirements

English Composition (12 Credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ENG 310 Research Writing

Humanities Elective (6 credits)

VMG 313 Aesthetics of Film

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

TEC 215 Basic Photography

COM 245 Writing for the Media

Culinary Arts Elective

Drama Elective

Ethnic Studies Elective

Fine Arts Elective

Foreign Language Elective

History/Political Science Elective

Literature Elective

Music Elective

Philosophy Elective

Religion Elective

Social Science Electives (6 credits)

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

Choose (1) course below (See Specific Program Requirements):

PSY 101   Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology

Mathematics (3 Credits)

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Natural Science (3 or 4 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

Computer Operations (3 Credits)

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Critical Analysis (3 Credits)

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Citizenship (3 Credits)

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

All College of Business students are to take HUM 381.

Business Core (33 credits)

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

Human Resource Program Management Core (33 credits)

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

OR

HRM 490 Internship in Human Resource Management

HRM Upper Level Elective

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-.

HRM/BBM Electives (9 credits)

Certain courses may be available as a co-op

Free Electives (6 credits)

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.

Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

1st Semester

ENG 121 English Composition I

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Social Science Elective

FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

OR

Free Elective

2nd Semester

BBM 201 Principles of Management

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 122 English Composition II

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Natural Science Elective

Sophomore

1st Semester

BAC 101 Accounting I

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

BMK 305 Marketing

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HRM/BBM Elective

2nd Semester

BAC 102 Accounting II

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

ENG 310 Research Writing

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management

Social Science Elective

Junior

1st Semester

FIN 305 Financial Management

HRM 310 Organizational Development

Free Elective

Humanities Elective

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 312 Business Statistics

HRM 310: available as a co-op

2nd Semester

BBM 320 Business Communications

HRM 305 Staffing Organizations

HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

OR

HRM 490 Internship in Human Resource Management

HRM 350 International Human Resource Management

Humanities Elective

HRM 305: available as a co-op

Senior

1st Semester

HRM 405 Compensation Administration

HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management

HRM/BBM Elective

Upper Level HRM/BBM Elective

2nd Semester

BBM 402 Strategic Management

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

HRM 450 Strategic Human Capital Management

Upper Level HRM/BBM Elective

Social Science Elective


HRM with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management

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.

Core requirements (12 credits)

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

Program specific requirements (3 credits)

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.

Total concentration courses are five courses equaling 15 credits.


Human Resource Management Completion Degree

Curriculum

Transfer students who hold an associate degree from a partner institution are required to take the following Human Resource Management courses.

Human Resource Management Core

MAT 312 Business Statistics

BBM 319 Business Ethics

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

FIN 305 Financial Management

HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

OR

HRM 490 Internship in Human Resource Management

HRM 305 Staffing Organizations

OR

Co-op

HRM 310 Organizational Development

OR

Co-op

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

HRM 350 International Human Resource Management

HRM Upper Level Elective

HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management

HRM 405 Compensation Administration

HRM 450 Strategic Human Capital Management

BBM 402 Strategic Management

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).

Minimum grade is D-.

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.