Human Resource Management
Human resource managers deal with the most important component of any organization -- the people working for it. This is a growing field, and you can make a career in it through Marietta's Human Resource Management major. What sets our program apart from what you'll find at other schools is our attention to the motivational and ethical issues that affect the "people side" of the management equation. At the same time, you'll study every area of the field: recruitment, selection, training, and development of personnel; administration of compensation and benefits; labor relations; occupational health and safety programs; collective bargaining; career planning; and employee counseling.
All human resource management majors take the following courses:
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Labor Economics
- Management Information Systems
- Managing Organizations
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations
- Psychology courses in Industrial Organization and Measurement
- Introduction to Management Accounting
- Senior Capstone Course: choose from Business Consulting, Business Policies and Practices, or an Internship in Management
Courses in English or communication, statistics, and psychology are also required.
Requirements for a Minor
Accounting 201, Economics 211; Management 301, 345 and 355; and Psychology 101, 212, and 377.
HR majors work closely with the department's internship director in developing appropriate internships.
Clubs & Organizations
Our active student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management enables you to attend professional meetings and organizes monthly luncheons with local HR executives.
As a human resource management major, you're eligible for membership in Tau Pi Phi, the honor society for outstanding students in economics, management, or accounting.
Our graduates go on to careers in a variety of positions and industries, such as:
Director of Operations, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Manager, American Trucking Association Legislative Office
Human Resource Associate, Charleston Area Medical Center
Consultant, Deloitte & Touche
Human Resource Generalist, American Cancer Society
Human Resource Coordinator, South Seas Resort
The Jules Bourmorck and Julia Bourmorck Staats Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to a worthy and deserving junior or senior majoring in economics, management, and accounting.
The Douglas C. Greene Scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in the Business & Economics Department.
The Bert T. Glaze Scholarship recognizes pre-professional achievement by a rising junior or senior major in the Business & Economics Department.
The Economics, Management, and Accounting Department Scholarship recognizes outstanding scholarship in those fields. Recipients are juniors and seniors who have declared majors within the Business & Economics department and whose academic performance meets the department's requirements.