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Human Resource Management

 

ACCREDITED BY ACBSP
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Department of Business & Economics

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Human Resource management

  
Management's elemental responsibility is to manage resources -- and among the resources of business, human resources are recognized as critical. Human resource (HR) professionals work with all levels and functions in business to establish and maintain effective work relationships and environments.

 

 

 

CAREERS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human resource management professionals are needed in every industry.  Among the varied responsibilities of such professionals are:

  • staffing plan development
  • recruitment
  • orientation, training and employee development programs
  • organizational development
  • wage and salary administration
  • benefits administration
  • performance appraisal systems administration

 HR professionals also work as consultants, outplacement specialists, career advisors, and in relocation services.


    

PREPARING FOR A HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CAREER

Students can take coursework to prepare for a career in HR within the Comprehensive Business Administration program.  Appropriate business and economics courses include:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Labor Economics
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Business Law

In addition, the Comparative Management course explores the complexity of management in multi-national firms and thus helps prepare students for the special HR challenges in international business.

Relevant courses from departments throughout the university can be taken as General Education or Open Elective credits. Such courses include -- but certainly are not limited to:
 

  • General Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Organizational Communication
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Work and Society
  • History of American Labor
  • Health & Fitness Promotion in the Workplace

Open Electives also can be used for an internship in HR.  Independent Study can be used to pursue areas of HR of special interest.


 

For more information, please contact Dr. Janis Stamm, Department Chairperson, at 814-732-2407 or at jstamm@edinboro.edu.