Human Resource Management is the management of the personnel of a business or organization. Human resources will be especially attractive to those students who like working with people and have excellent communication and negotiating skills.  Duties of a human resources professional include personnel sourcing and hiring, applicant tracking, skills development and tracking, benefits administration, and compliance with government regulations. 

Human Resource Management majors at Youngstown State University take courses in labor law and negotiations, managing individuals in organizations, compensation/performance appraisal, selection, training and development, strategic human resource management, and projects in human resource management. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some must travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees. The field of Human Resources offers an array of potential career options including Recruiting and Placement Managers, Development and Training Specialist, Compensation Specialist, Benefit Specialists, Employee and Labor Relations Supervisors, Health, Safety and Security Specialists, and general Human Resource Specialist.
 

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

Human Resource Management majors at Youngstown State University have the opportunity to build their leadership skills through various student various WCBA student organizations.

COURSETITLES.H.
GENERAL EDUCATION
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
PHIL 2628Business Ethics3
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
GE: Arts & Humanities3
GE: Natural Sciences One science course must include a lab7
GE: Social & Personal Awareness6
BUSINESS TOOL COURSES
Business tool courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603
2603L
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
4
ECON 3790Statistics for Business and Economics5
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, PSYC 1560, all Business Tool courses AND have a minumum 2.5 overall GPA.
Upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 3715Principles of International Business3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3761Management Information Systems3
MGT 3789Operations Management3
MGT 4850Strategic Management and Leadership3
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REQUIRED COURSES
MGT 3715Employee Relations and Workplace Ethics3
MGT 3750Managing Individuals in Organizations3
MGT 4810Compensation and Performance Appraisal spring term only4
MGT 4819Selection, Training, and Development fall term only4
MGT 4844
MGT 4845
Strategic Human Resource Management
and Projects in Human Resource Management spring term only
4
HUMAN RESOURCE UPPER LEVEL COURSE3
Select one of the following: MGT 3705, MGT 3755, MGT 4801, MGT 4895 or MGT 4899. Internship Recommended.
MANAGEMENT UPPER LEVEL COURSES6
Select 6 SH of upper level MGT courses.
BUSINESS UPPER LEVEL COURSES6
Select 6 SH of upper level business courses (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG).
NON-BUSINESS COURSES6
Total Semester Hours120

BSBA in Human Resource Management Suggested Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
GE: Natural Science 3
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
GE: Social & Personal Awareness 3
GE: Lab Science 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2603
2603L
Managerial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting Spreadsheet Lab
4
ECON 3790 Statistics for Business and Economics 5
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
 Semester Hours13
Year 3
Fall
MGT 3715 Employee Relations and Workplace Ethics 3
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
MGT 3750 Managing Individuals in Organizations 3
Business Upper Level Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
MGT 3761 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 4810 Compensation and Performance Appraisal (spring term only) 4
BUS 3715 Principles of International Business 3
Management Upper Level Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MGT 3789 Operations Management 3
MGT 4819 Selection, Training, and Development (fall tern only) 4
HR Management Upper Level Course (internship recommended) 3
Management Upper Level Course 3
Non-Business Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MGT 4844
MGT 4845
Strategic Human Resource Management
and Projects in Human Resource ManagementMGT 4844 (spring term only)
4
MGT 4850 Strategic Management and Leadership 3
Business Upper Level Course 3
Non-Business Course 3
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours120

ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, Business Tool and upper level business courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

To enroll in upper level business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, PSYC 1560, all Business Tool courses AND have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.