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Human Resource Management HRM

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3
BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3
ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
BLAW 421 Employment Law 3
INTB 335 Cross-Cultural Business 3
ISYS 200 Database Design-Implementation 3
MGMT 338 Employee Benefits 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 375 Negotiations 3
MGMT 385 Recruitment and Selection 3
MGMT 472 Compensation 3
MGMT 491 MGMT Internship 3
*Electives: Directed 6
Communication Competence
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3
Scientific Understanding
* Lab Science Elective 4
* Science Elective 3-4
Quantitative Skills
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
* (If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective)
Cultural Enrichment
*Choose one: RELG 325, or
LITR 203, or
LITR 204
* Electives 6
Social Awareness
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Additional General Education:
ECON 331 Labor Economic Labor Relations 3
SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
*Electives: Free* 6
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 121-122
* *Electives may be used for internships to strengthen your major

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: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.

Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.

Exceptions for New and Transfer Students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.

Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

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: MGMT@ferris.edu

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.)

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