Human Resource Management

The human resource management major prepares students for professional positions in leadership, as well as those who are interested in a career in the human resources field. The ability to lead and understand an organization’s human resources is key to success in today’s knowledge based economy. Students will learn to evaluate ethical, social, civic, legal, cultural, and political issues, and how they impact the human resources of an organization. Students will develop effective human resource strategy for innovation in a global environment. Our human resource management major is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), based on the guidelines created by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Thirteen major content areas prepare students to lead employees in high performance work practices.

Students in this major develop skills and knowledge that enable them, for example, to: identify and interpret laws affecting labor in the workplace; utilize HR metrics to justify employee programs; and demonstrate an understanding of compensation issues.

See the Graduate section of this Catalog for more information on Graduate programs offered at Mount Mercy.

Core Requirements for all Business Majors:

BA 203Principles Of Law3
BA 250Technology & Communication In Business3
BA 270Business Statistics3
BA 379Financial Management3
BA 435Senior Seminar in Business3
or BA 436 Business Strategy Seminar
BC 265Principles Of Accounting I3
BC 266Principles Of Accounting II3
BN 204Principles Of Management3
BK 208Principles Of Marketing3
EC 251Macroeconomics Principles3
EC 252Microeconomic Principles3
Select one of the following: 3
Finite Mathematics
Basic Mathematical Modeling
Mathematics Modeling
Business Calculus
Calculus I (Required for Actuarial Science Majors)
Total Hours36

Human Resource Management Major (Core business requirements plus 18 additional semester hours): 

BN 304Human Resource Management3
BN 380Organizational Behavior3
BN 386Compensation, Benefits, and Evaluations3
BN 392Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management 13
BA 305Employment Law and Labor Relations 13
Select one of the following: 3
Dispute Resolution
Risk Management
Management Information Systems
Project Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Human Resource Internship
Effective Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Ethics
Social Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Diversity in America
Total Hours18

Academic Requirements for the Human Resource Management Major

All human resource management majors must achieve a minimum grade of C- in all courses required for the major (BN 304 Human Resource Management, BN 392 Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management, BN 380 Organizational Behavior, BN 386 Compensation, Benefits, and EvaluationsBA 305 Employment Law and Labor Relations, and the human resource management elective). This applies to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.

See the additional Academic Requirements for all business department majors and minors found in the Business Administration section of the Catalog.