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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Human Resources

The Human Resources concentration is designed to prepare people for the human resources (HR) field, to enhance the skills of those working in general management, and to provide professional development for those already in HR. The courses cover the key skill areas of human resources and its application to the dynamics of today's and future organizations and the importance of HR as a strategic partner within an organization. This concentration requires a minimum of 39 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Introduction to Management 3
Financial Accounting 3
Organizational Communication 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Leadership 3
Workplace Issues/Diversity 3
Human Resource Management 3
Performance, Compensation, and Benefits 3
Managing People in a Global Economy 3
Employment Law 3
Union and Labor Relations 3
Training and Development 3
Capstone - HRM 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3
TOTAL 39
Note: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Human Resources will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of employee and labor relations;
  2. apply employment law;
  3. explain and develop compensation, benefits, and reward packages;
  4. explain the role of human resources within an organization;
  5. develop hiring and performance appraisal processes;
  6. articulate human resources outcomes as they relate to the bottom line; and
  7. understand human resources functions within a global society.