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.
Human Resources Management 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. 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
Human Resources Management Outcomes
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.
Human Resources Management Curriculum
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|ACC101||ACC101 General Accounting||3.00|
|BUS102||BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service||3.00|
|BUS121||BUS121 Introduction to Business||3.00|
|BUS222||BUS222 Ethics in Business||3.00|
|BUS303||BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management||3.00|
|BUS321||BUS321 Business Organizational Management||3.00|
|BUS331||BUS331 Management Information Systems||3.00|
|BUS460||BUS460 Leadership Capstone||3.00|
|HRM211||HRM211 Introduction to Human Resources Management||3.00|
|MKT214||MKT214 Marketing Management||3.00|
|Credit Hour(s) total||33.00|
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|CAP480||CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone||3.00|
|COM115||COM115 Principles of Communication||3.00|
|ENG110||ENG110 College Composition||3.00|
|ENG120||ENG120 Advanced Composition||3.00|
|HUM205||HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities||3.00|
|MTH131||MTH131 College Algebra||3.00|
|PHY120L||PHY120L Physics LAB||1.00|
|PSY105||PSY105 Introduction to Psychology||3.00|
|PSY220||PSY220 Positive Psychology||3.00|
|Credit Hour(s) total||31.00|
*Includes 39 Credit Hours in various electives - any course from BS BA and/or BS Organizational Leadership depending on prerequisite. General electives from other programs and schools.
Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page.