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Academic Program Guide


Human Resource Management


College: Business
Degree: BS
Limited Access: Yes

Contact: College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office
Address: 328 Rovetta Business Building, FSU PO Box 3061110
Phone: (850) 644-3892
Email:


Description of Major
The Human Resource Management major is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively staff and maintain the workforce of organizations. Beginning with a discussion of human behavior, the HRM major emphasizes the impact of such practices as staffing, compensation, training, and benefits on organizational effectiveness. Special emphasis is placed on analysis and development of change strategies designed to improve individual and organizational performance. Legal and ethical concerns in the treatment of employees are also thoroughly reviewed.

In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses to complete the following requirements: General Education requirements, Writing requirement, Multicultural Course requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills.


Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework: (21 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:

ACG X021 (3) Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACG X071 (3) Introduction to Managerial Accounting
CGS X100 (3) Microcomputer Applications for Business or CGS X518 (3) Spreadsheets for Business
ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO X023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
MAC X233 (3) Calculus for Business and Non-Physical Sciences
STA X023 (3) Business Statistics

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org .

Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major
Admission to the limited access business programs requires the following:
1) completion of at least 52 semester hours;
2) a cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.90; and
3) satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework.


Requirements

Major Program of Studies at FSU: (45 hours)
Courses taken at a Community College may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses.

Lower-Division Requirement (3 hours)
RMI 2302 (3) Risk in Business and Society

This course is a Term 4 milestone. Transfer students must complete it in their first term of enrollment at FSU.

General Business Core Requirements for Human Resource Management majors (18 hours):
A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 (3) The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
FIN 3403 (3) Financial Management of the Firm
GEB 3213 (3) Business Communications
MAN 3240 (3) Organizational Behavior
MAR 3023 (3) Basic Marketing Concepts
ISM 3541 (3) Introduction to Business Analytics

General Business Breadth Requirements for Human Resource Management Majors (9 hours):
Each course selected must be completed with a grade of C minus or better.

Must complete the following two (2) courses:
MAN 4720 (3) Strategic Management and Business Policy
MAN 4752 (3) Competitive Dynamics

Plus one (1) elective from the following list of courses:
FIN 3244 (3) Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems
ISM 3003 (3) Foundations of Management Information Systems
MAN 3600 (3) Multinational Business Operations
MAR 3400 (3) Professional Selling
QMB 3200 (3) Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
REE 3043 (3) Real Estate
RMI 3011 (3) Risk Management/Insurance

Major Area Requirements for Human Resource Management Majors (15 hours):
A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the human resource management major area requirements. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 must be earned in the courses used to satisfy this major.

All of the following courses:
MAN 4301 (3) Human Resource Management
MAN 4320 (3) Staffing
MAN 4390 (3) Current Issues in Human Resource Management

Plus two (2) electives from the following:
MAN 4330 (3) Compensation
MAN 4350 (3) Training and Development
MAN 4401 (3) Management of Labor and Industrial Relations
MAN 4441 (3) Negotiation and Conflict Management
MAN 4605 (3) Cross Cultural Management
MAN 4941 (3) Field Study in Management
RMI 4135 (3) Employee Benefit Plans

Computer Skills Competency: (0 hours beyond prerequisites) CGS 2100 (3) or CGS 2518 (3).

Oral Communication Competency: (0 hours beyond major coursework)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. Business majors take GEB 3213.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 21*
Major Coursework 45
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0 beyond prerequisites.
Oral Competency 0 beyond major coursework
Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 hours outside of business)

*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of General Education requirements.


Mapping
Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each Fall and Spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/.


Remarks
1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of business.
2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.


Employment Information
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Personnel Technician/Manager, Employee Benefits Manager, Trainer/Training Director, Labor Relations Manager, Wage and Salary Analyst, Job Analyst, Employment Interviewer, Mediator/Arbitrator, Human Resource Specialist, Recruiter.

Representative Employers: Manufacturers, Governmental Agencies: local, state, federal, Retailers, Any Large Organization, private or public.


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