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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Human Resource Management, B.S.

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The major in Human Resource Management develops the skills needed to administer the personnel functions of organizations. It is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue careers in administration, personnel management, labor relations or wherever the management of people at work is a central concern. Emphasis is placed on developing an intensive understanding of the concepts and techniques needed to acquire, develop and utilize an organization’s human resources. The program includes broad coverage of such topics as personnel psychology, personnel administration and labor/management relations, in addition to providing basic knowledge of organizational behavior.

Special offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Requirements for the major in Human Resource Management, B.S.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management must complete a minimum of 124 credits including the following requirements:

General Education requirements

Meet the university General Education Requirements: In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity, and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education section of the catalog.

Additional requirements

Students must complete the core program and the requirements of one of the business majors in the SBA with a minimum grade of C in each of the pre-core, core and major courses. Once admitted to the business program as a pre-business or undecided business student or major, a student must complete all of the remaining business core, major and business minor coursework for the degree at Oakland University.

Students must complete at least 31 credits of courses offered by the School of Business Administration, excluding ECN 1500 , ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 , ECN 2010 , ECN 2100 and QMM 2400  an Of these 31 credits, at least 12 credits must be in the student’s major.

Students earning an additional major are permitted to do so in all areas except general management. No more than four credits of independent study (4996) courses may be used to meet the major elective requirement. Courses numbered 3800 and 4900 may be repeated for up to eight credits provided the topics are different. All major courses require a 2.6 GPA or better or major standing to take these courses (excludes Economics and non-SBA major courses).

In addition to the course requirements listed above, students interested in pursuing the human resource management (HRM) major must also complete the Human Resource Management Experience (HRME) requirement which will satisfy the ORG 3990   requirement. The options for this requirement are described below:

Internship - HRME contract

Students must receive HRM faculty adviser approval prior to beginning the work experience .

For students who would like to substitute their current or recent work experience, the student must complete the contract for the appropriate job and schedule a meeting with the HRM major adviser for approval. Additional support may be required when using previous experience to fulfill this requirement.

The student’s work experience must meet the minimum 280 contact hours requirement.

Exit interview

Upon completion of the internship or equivalent experience, the student must submit written answers to the specified exit interview questions to the major adviser.

Students must also have their internship supervisor submit a letter on company letterhead to the HRM major adviser stating the following: hours worked, time period (e.g. months/year), and basic job duties.

Upon documentation of the exit interview, written documentation of the completion of the requirement will be provided to the student and the Undergraduate Advising Office within two weeks.

Portfolio Project

Information concerning this option is available from the HRM Major Adviser.

These items represent new work that represents an HRM skill set. Once the student submits all required aspects of the project to the HRM Major Adviser, written documentation of the completion of the requirement will be provided to the student and the Undergraduate Advising Office within two weeks.

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