Human Resource Management
Lead faculty: Dr. Christopher Harris
Students of human resources understand that the one key competitive advantage an organization has today is its people, and that their role is both to give their employees the tools and support they need, and to give the organization the HR strategic input it requires. 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 Marietta youll focus on developing the critical analytical skills required to manage people. The oral and written communication requirements in the major give you the solid foundation you need to excel as a human resource manager.
The Human Resource Management major is designed to give students a perspective on the key areas within the field:
- recruitment, selection, training, and development of personnel;
- administration of compensation and benefits;
- labor relations;
- occupational health and safety programs;
- career planning; and
- employee counseling.
The faculty bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experience to the major. The lead instructor in the human resource management major, for example, has spent three one-year sabbaticals with the human resources operations of General Electric, DuPont, and Wiremold.
The program focuses on developing the critical skills in analysis students will need when managing people. The oral and written communication requirements in the major give students the foundation needed to succeed and excel in the field.
Our active student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management enables you to attend professional meetings and organizes additional programs through which you can interact with local human resource managers.
Last updated: 14-August-2012, B&E Department webmaster