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Major in Human Resource Management

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Option in Human Resources Management (code MGMTBS03) (120 units)

The objectives of this option: (1) provide students with theoretical foundations for understanding how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals; (2) develop skills to attract, reward, develop and retain human resources; (3) develop an understanding of the strategic theoretical, and practical approaches to human resources management; (4) develop aspiring leaders with a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility and an awareness of how societal changes necessitate organization change.

Requirements:

Human Resources Management Undergraduate Program

  • HRM 361:            The Human Resource Function

Select 15 units from the following:

  • HRM 440:            Collective Bargaining
  • HRM 445:            Compensation Administration
  • HRM 446:            Leadership and Motivation in Organizations
  • HRM 458:            Managing Organization Culture and Cultural Diversity
  • HRM 460:            Current Issues in Human Resource Management
  • HRM 462:            Labor-Management Relations
  • HRM 463:            Organizational Training and Development
  • HRM 465:            Staffing and Performance Management
  • MGMT 405:          International and Comparative Management

Students in the M.B.A. program may take a specialization in HRM which provides them with an emphasis on excellent people-management skills. Courses may include leadership, motivation, and negotiations, all skills essential to effective management.

HRM Job Shadow Program

The Human Resources Management Advisory Board, composed of working professionals and faculty, established the Job Shadow Program in 2001 for HRM majors and minors who are considering a career in Human Resources Management.  This program represents a partnership between the University and employers in which aspiring students gain hands-on mentoring from professionals in the field of human resources management.

The Job Shadow Program brings students and HRM practitioners together to demonstrate the vital connection between academics and careers.  Typically, the student spends a full day tracking the employer’s human resources professionals.  Through this program students gain a new perspective on actual HR operations while developing important networking opportunities.

Since the program began, more than 950 students have participated.  In many cases, these valuable experiences have lead to internships and job offers from the host companies.  In all cases, the students have benefited from the Job Shadow Program.

Participating employers during the past year include:  The Boeing Company, United Healthcare, Wells Fargo, Los Alamitos Medical Center, Canon Business Solutions, Mattel, LA County, City of Long Beach, American Honda, Target Stores, Epson Americas, Long Beach Memorial, and the City of Norwalk.