Offered at: Appleton, Beloit, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Mequon, Midtown Center, Miller Park Way, Online, Waukesha

Major: Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management major develops the knowledge and skills necessary for management of the human resource function within an organization. Students develop interpersonal as well as technical skills in areas such as employment practices, staffing, compensation and benefits, training, and change management. Student learning goals for this major include the ability to:

  • Demonstrate effective writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Apply business management skills that successfully create a diverse workforce to achieve organizational goals;
  • Recognize, clarify and apply important federal and state legislation, case law decisions, and executive orders that affect the employment relationship;
  • Analyze a compensation plan that identifies and describes plan objectives, salary structure and fringe benefits;
  • Identify organizational needs for safety plans in multiple areas governed by OSHA related to employee health, safety, and security;
  • Engage management techniques that integrate employee and organizational development with leadership;
  • Organize strategies for the recruitment, selection, training, retention, and development of employees;
  • Gain an understanding of the elements of strategic planning for workforce and human resource development;
  • Identify and describe the elements of servant leadership which apply to the work of the human resource professional.
Core Requirements29
Core Course Required for Major 118
Major Requirements33
Electives40
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120

 For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.

Major Requirements 

Required Courses
AL 107Student Success Strategies3
AL 234Speech Communication 23
AL 204College Writing 23
AL 180Interpersonal Communication3
AL 159Heritage of Faith 23
AL 169Business Statistics 2, 33
AL 272Organizational Management 33
AL 270Intercultural Communication 23
AL 271Social Psychology in Workplace 23
AL 359Human Resource Management 33
AL 265Employment and Labor Relations 33
AL 266Staffing Organizations 33
AL 267Compensation and Benefits 33
AL 300Training and Employee Developm 33
AL 368Philosophy of Values and Ethic3
AL 472Managing Change 33
AL 473Integrat Proj: Human Res Mgmt 33
AL 474Integrative Project 33
Total Hours54

The Human Resource Management major is available online.