2017 - 2018 Catalog (Current)

Human Resource Management

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Human Resource Management?

As a student, you have the opportunity to develop expertise in human resource management through courses in employment law, compensation, negotiations, and employee benefits. You also receive a well-rounded education in business through courses in accounting, computer information systems, finance, international business, management and marketing.

In addition, the required internship allows you to earn university credit while gaining valuable experience. Internships often lead to permanent employment.

Career Opportunities

Do you enjoy working with people? Helping people? Are you looking for a job that will make use of your 'people skills' in a business setting? You might find the right career for you in human resource management, a field that depends upon people skills and talents.

Professionals in the human resource management field work each day with a variety of people, including employees and job applicants, managers and union representatives. They also work in a variety of roles. They may, for example, be responsible for recruiting and selecting the best employees available for a job. They also counsel employees, conduct training and career development programs and perform job evaluations. They work in compensation and benefits administration and participate in negotiations. They also engage in personnel research and job analysis.

The education you receive is also beneficial for gaining employment in various management positions.

Admission Requirements

New Students SAT Scores

  • 2.5 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Two of the Three Criteria:

  1. SAT ERW score of 450 or higher
  2. SAT Math score of 500 or higher.  Placement in MATH 109/110 will be considered (SAT Math score of 480 or higher).
  3. SAT Composite of 900 or higher

New Students ACT Scores

  • 2.5 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Two of the Three Criteria:

  1. ACT English score of 16 or higher
  2. ACT Math score of 19 or higher
  3. ACT Reading score of 19 or higher

Transfer Students

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended.  GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.  Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; or SAT ERW score of 450 or higher; or Accuplacer English score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 114/115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; SAT Math score of 500 or higher; or Accuplacer Math scores:  Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0-49.  

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/general-education/requirements/BA-BS.htm

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives:  http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/general-education/courses/index.htm

Consult the official checksheet or program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Human Resource Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2427
Email:

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.)
http://www.acbsp.org

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Business Core

Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
Princ of Managerial Accounting
3
Integrating Experience
3
Legal Environment of Business
3
Financial Management 1
3
Business Information Systems
3
Applied Management
3
Quality-Operations Mgmt
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Introduction to Statistics
3

Major

Employment Law
3
Cross-Cultural Business
3
Database Design-Implementation
3
Employee Benefits
3
Human Resource Management
3
Negotiations
3
Recruitment and Selection
3
Compensation
3
MGMT Internship
1 TO 9
Directed Electives
6
Additional - 9 Credits
Free Elective - If needed MATH 109 or MATH 110 can be taken as a free elective -3 Credits
Free Elective - See advisor for Assistance -3 Credits
Intro Micro Systems-Software
3

University General Education

Communication Competence
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Business Writing
3
Scientific Understanding
Lab Science Elective
4
Science Elective
3-4
Quantitative Skills
 
Choose One:
Quantitative Reason for Pro 2
4
or
Intermediate Algebra
3
If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective
Cultural Enrichment
Choose one of the following:
Eastern Religions
3
or
Intro-African Literature
3
or
Native American Literature
3
Electives
6
Social Awareness
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Principles of Microeconomics
3
Introduction to Psychology
3
College of Business Additional General Education
Labor Economic Labor Relations
3
Introductory Sociology
3
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3
Free Electives (May be used for internships to strengthen your major)
6
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree:
121-122