Human Resources Management
As of July 2021, ECPI University aligned its Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Human Resources Management Track with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, over 500 programs in approx. 425 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, 2013 and 2017 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
Human Resources Management Overview
Seek excellence with the Human Resources Management Track
The core function of human resources management is to recruit, hire and retain personnel for your organization. If you have ever been hired for a job, there is a likely chance an experienced human resources manager was involved in the process of bringing you in. Finding great workers and maintaining them is crucial to keeping an organization running efficiently. Not only do human resources professionals have the key responsibility of finding top talent, they also deal with training and development, while handling workplace conflict, compensation and benefits simultaneously. Do you have a strong sense of ethics? Are you a great communicator and motivator? Do you have good instincts? Can you handle conflict resolution? If yes, a track in human resources management could be the perfect program for you.
Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership with a track in Human Resources Management in as little as 2.5 years.
33 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ACC101 General Accounting 3 BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS211 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3 BUS222 Ethics in Business 3 BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management 3 BUS314 Marketing Management 3 BUS321 Business Organizational Management 3 BUS331 Management Information Systems 3 BUS460 Leadership Capstone 3 ECO202 Microeconomics 3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page
Arts and Sciences*
31 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3 COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH140 Statistics 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
6 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS108 Office Applications 2 COR191 Career Orientation 1 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
Human Resources Management Track Requirements
Human Resources Management
12 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS225 Legal Environment of Business 3 BUS316 Foundations of Decision Making 3 BUS443 Staffing and Workforce Diversity 3 BUS463 Compensation and Benefits 3 Electives – any course from BS BA and/or BS Leadership depending on prereq. General electives from other programs and school 39
- Program Description
ECPI University’s human resources management track provides students with the opportunity to engage in contemporary practices that support and motivate a diverse and multicultural workforce in individual and group settings. Employee recruitment and retention are key points emphasized, including compensation and benefits, rewards and recognition.
Students could build a strong foundation in areas of human resources including:
- Communication skills in a diverse and multicultural workforce
- Recruitment and retention techniques
- Compensation and benefits practices
- Employee rewards and recognition programs
- Possible Career Track
With this specific track, graduates should be prepared to work in virtually any industry. The good news about this field of work is that essentially every industry needs competent workers, which means human resources professionals are usually in demand. What type of employment is available for Human Resources Professionals?
- HR Consultant
- Employee Relations Manager
- Recruitment Specialist
- Executive Recruiter
- Labor Relations Manager
- Compensation and Benefits Manager
- Human Resources Programs Manager
- Senior Sales Associate
- Director of Human Resources
- Training and Development Specialist
- Talent and Rewards Manager
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Conduct organizational research and analysis.
- Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make strategic decisions.
- Demonstrate effective communication in a global environment.
- Apply ethical behavior and professional values.
- Develop an organizational community of learning and positive change.
Graduates of the BS in Organizational Leadership degree may find employment in a variety of industries. Possibly job titles include Human Resources Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader/Logistics Manager, and Operations Manager.
The Management concentration allows students to gain a general background in organizational leadership with the ability to choose tracks and electives that focus on areas of interest related to their unique career paths.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Utilize advanced decision-making strategies appropriate for the managerial context.
Human Resources Management Track
The human resources management track provides students with the opportunity to engage in contemporary practices that support and motivate a diverse and multicultural workforce in individual and group settings. Employee recruitment and retention is emphasized, including compensation and benefits, rewards and recognition.
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