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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 (three credits per semester/class) 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 contact the office of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment. Once an opportunity description is secured, the WIL office will seek credit approval of the experience from the Human Resource Management Program Chair.

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 basic, as well as critical, issues and problems.

Minimum Grade Policy

Students pursuing a degree in Human Resources are required by College of Business policy to attain a minimum grade of "C" for all program core courses.  For the purpose of this policy, program core courses are all Human Resource courses (and BBM 319).  These courses are designated by the prefix "HRM."


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)

VFP 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 Elective

HUM Humanities Elective

Literature Elective

Music Elective

Philosophy Elective

Religion Elective

Social Science Electives (6 credits)

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

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)

Natural Science Elective

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)

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Business Core (33 credits)

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAC 102 Accounting II

BBA 301 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)

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 480 Experiential Learning in HRM

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 311: BBM 201 pre-requisite

HRM 350, HRM 400, HRM 405: HRM 311 prerequisite

HRM 310, HRM 321, HRM 340: BBM 201 prerequisite or (ALH 333, BMK 220, HSC 333, NFP 301, NUR 303, SOC 323, SOC 352, SOC 402, SOC 460, CRJ 303, BLA 303, LES 200, ORG 202, BBM 319).

 

HRM/BBM Electives (9 credits)

 

HRM/BBM Elective

HRM/BBM Elective

HRM/BBM Elective

Certain courses may be available as a co-op.

Free Electives (6 credits)

Free Elective

Free Elective

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

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

OR

Free Elective

2nd Semester

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ENG 122 English Composition II

Natural Science Elective

BAC 101 Accounting I

Sophomore

1st Semester

BBM 201 Principles of Management

MAT 312 Business Statistics

BAC 102 Accounting II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HUM Humanities Elective

2nd Semester

BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics

FIN 305 Financial Management

ENG 310 Research Writing

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

Junior

1st Semester

BBM 319 Business Ethics

BMK 305 Marketing

HUM Humanities Elective

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

HRM 310 Organizational Development

HRM 310: available as a co-op

2nd Semester

HRM 480 Experiential Learning in HRM

OR

HRM 490 Internship in Human Resource Management

HRM Upper Level Elective

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

HRM 305 Staffing Organizations

HRM 350 International Human Resource Management

HRM 305: available as a co-op

Senior

1st Semester

BBM 320 Business Communications

HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management

HRM/BBM Elective

HRM 405 Compensation Administration

HRM Upper Level Elective

2nd Semester

BBM 402 Strategic Management

HRM/BBM Elective

HRM 450 Strategic Human Capital Management

Free Elective

HRM/BBM 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 4 courses:

FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit

HRM 361 HRM in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits

SPM 309 Sport 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

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. 

Curriculum

Transfer students who hold an associate degree from a partner institution are required to take the following Human Resource Management courses.The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of "C" for program core courses.  Students receiving a grade lower than "C" in any program core course must retake that course.

Human Resource Management Core (45 credits)

MAT 312 Business Statistics

BBM 319 Business Ethics

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics

FIN 305 Financial Management

HRM 480 Experiential Learning in HRM

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 (ALH 333, BMK 220, HSC 333, NFP 301, NUR 303, SOC 323, SOC 352, SOC 402, SOC 460, CRJ 303, BLA 303, LES 200, ORG 302, BBM 319).

 

The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Human Resources:

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAC 102 Accounting II

BMK 305 Marketing

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior


HRM to MSM-MBA Accelerated Option

This accelerated option will allow eligible HRM students to have the option of taking up to four selected graduate level courses in place of selected HRM courses and the opportunity to be formally accepted into the MSM/MBA Human Resources concentration program prior to completion of the B.S. in Human Resources degree.

In order to be eligible, students must have completed 90 undergraduate credits, completed all required 100 and 200 level BBM/HRM courses, as well as HRM 311 and HRM 400. Furthermore those students seeking approval for the HRM/MSM-MBA accelerated option must have obtained an overall GPA of 3.50 or better. Courses taken at the graduate level will fulfill the requirements for both programs.

Students interested in making application may secure the necessary forms and begin the approval process with the Chair of the undergraduate human resources program.



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.