Human Resource Management
An organization’s success is determined by its greatest resource: employees. No matter what career you pursue, the ability to manage individuals and teams is key not only to the company’s success, but to your own professional advancement.
Ignite your leadership potential by pairing your major with a minor in human resource management. Through this 18-credit program, you will learn about organizational structure, talent acquisition, labor relations, performance management, and techniques and strategies to inspire employees to achieve their full potential.
This program can provide you with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exam, which is recognized globally as a mark of excellence in the human resource profession. By pursuing a human resource management minor and preparing for the SHRM certification exam, you can gain a competitive advantage in the job market and enhance your job prospects and earning potential.
At a glance
- Undergraduate minor
- 18 credits
Only at St. Thomas Aquinas College
Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning
Build your résumé and explore diverse career possibilities through exciting internships, research projects with faculty members, and study abroad experiences. We will incorporate practical and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom, which will enhance your understanding of human resource concepts and their application in real-world scenarios. By participating in this program, you will be able to showcase your ability to potential employers and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in human resources.
Career Preparation & Mentoring
Small classes make a big difference to students at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Learn in a supportive academic community of world-class scholars who are set on your success. A minor in human resource management offers career paths in various industries and sectors, such as healthcare, finance, government, and non-profit organizations. This diversity in career paths enables you to explore different options and find the one that aligns with your skills, interests, and goals.
The success of any organization depends largely on its ability to attract, select, and onboard the right talent. In this course, students explore various recruitment methods and techniques, such as job postings, social media, and employee referrals. They also gain an understanding of the selection process, including how to conduct effective interviews and assessments and how to make sound hiring decisions.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to design, implement, and evaluate effective training and development programs. Examine the latest trends and technologies in the training and development field, including e-learning and microlearning. Students have the tools and confidence to implement impactful training and development programs that empower employees to reach their full potential and drive their organization forward.
This course is a must-have for any organization looking to create a competitive pay and benefits structure that attracts and retains top talent. Explore how to use compensation and benefits to maximize employee performance and align it with organizational goals. Topics include variable pay, pay for performance, and total rewards. Students also examine the legal and ethical considerations involved in compensation and benefits, including pay equity, discrimination, and data privacy.
A minor in human resource management prepares students for advanced study and for leadership roles in a wide range of careers, including specialized HR positions:
- Human Resource Management
- Salesforce Training
- Employee Relations