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Human Resources

Human Resources

Understanding the human side of business is key to a holistic organization.

Human resource managers must take the lead in guiding the organization to treat all employees fairly and justly while being responsible to shareholders. Students who earn a major in Human Resources at Ursuline College achieve proficiency in general business and human resource competencies, in addition to a strong liberal arts foundation. The combination provides critical thinking skills that fuel the empathetic manager. Because an interdisciplinary background is important in this field, a combination of coursework in business, management and psychology, along with the human resources major curriculum, is provided.

Understanding the human side of business is key to a holistic organization.

Human resource managers must take the lead in guiding the organization to treat all employees fairly and justly while being responsible to shareholders. Students who earn a major in Human Resources at Ursuline College achieve proficiency in general business and human resource competencies, in addition to a strong liberal arts foundation. The combination provides critical thinking skills that fuel the empathetic manager. Because an interdisciplinary background is important in this field, a combination of coursework in busin

The Human Resources major emphasizes the specific competencies necessary to obtain an entry level job in the human resources field or to advance in this area, if the student has current or prior experience. Internships for students who major in Human Resources provide work experience as part of the requirements for completion of this degree.

The private sector accounts for the majority of the salaried jobs, which include administrative and support services, professional, scientific, technical services, manufacturing, health care and social assistance, and finance and insurance firms. The Government also employs human resources practitioners as managers and specialists. They handle recruitment, interviewing, job classification, training, salary administration, benefits, employee relations, and other matters related to public employees.

Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources may find opportunities for employment in the following positions:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Employment and Placement Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Employer Relations Representative
  • Occupational Analyst Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analyst
  • Employee Benefits Manager
  • Employee Assistance Plan Managers
  • Training and Development
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Officers
  • Director of Industrial Relations
  • Conciliators, Mediators, and Arbitrators
  • Affirmative Action Coordinator
  • Labor Relations Specialist

 

Take the following classes, in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources:

  • Accounting 210  – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Accounting 211  – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Business 200  – Business Communications
  • Business 210  – Principles of Management
  • Business 336  – Organizational Behavior
  • Business 340  – Business Law
  • Business 350  – International Business
  • Business 375  – Business Statistics
  • Business 450  – Business Policy
  • Business 220  – Principles of Marketing
  • Business 310  – Principles of Finance I
  • Business 350  – International Business
  • Business 440  – Leadership Competencies
  • Economics 103  – Microeconomics
  • Management Information Systems 300  – Fundamentals of MIS
  • Human Resources 140  – Introduction to HR & Workforce
  • Business 330  – Human Resources Management
  • Business 335  – Compensation
  • Business 430  – Labor Relations
  • Business 435 – Current Topics in Human Resources

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

 

Anthony Cafarelli, PhD, Department Chair

 

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