Human Resource Management Track

AACSB Accredited

HRCI Approved Provider
"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”
SHRM Affiliate

Human Resource Management is the set of tasks used to effectively manage the organization’s most important resource—human resources (HR).  As a human resource professional you may be responsible for one or more of the key organizational components of compensation, benefits, training and development, staffing, strategic HR management or other HR functions.

The Human Resource Management track at Murray State University has been recognized and endorsed by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a program that delivers the necessary competencies to be successful in the HR field, and as preparation for the professional assessment exam offered by SHRM.  The academic program is complemented by SHRM affiliations with a student chapter, professional chapter, and faculty linked to national SHRM and international human resource management standards bodies.

In addition Murray State has earned approval as a pre-approved provider of recertification through HRCI for professionals wishing to recertify their professional certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, received authorization from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

All academic programs in the management area are accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

> Area in Management/Human Resources Track

University Studies Requirements: 38-49 hours

Oral and Written Communication: 7 hours
  • COM 161 [or HON 165] - 3 hours
  • ENG 105 [or ENG 150] - 4 hours
Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions
BAB: 9 hours
  • Modern language course (single language), attaining a 202-level proficiency - 6 hours
    To reach proficiency at the 202-level, a student may have to complete up to six hours of 100-level prerequisites.
  • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
BSB: 3 hours
  • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills
BAB: 7-10 hours
  • One University Studies science course with lab -- 4-5 hours
  • One University Studies mathematics course -- 3-5 hours
BSB: 10-15 hours
  • One University Studies science course with lab -- 4-5 hours
  • One University Studies mathematics course -- 3-5 hours
  • One University Studies science or mathematics course -- 3-5 hours
Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship: 6 hours
  • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course -- 3 hours
  • One Social Science category course -- 3 hours
World’s Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions
BAB: 9 hours
  • CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202] -- 3 hours
  • HUM 211 [or HON 251] -- 3 hours
  • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
BSB: 6 hours
  • CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202] -- 3 hours
  • HUM 211 [or HON 251] -- 3 hours
University Studies Approved Elective
BAB: 3 hours
BSB: 6 hours

Business Core Requirement: 41 hours

  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting -- 3 hours
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting -- 3 hours
  • BUS 215 Business Communication -- 3 hours
  • BUS 355 Information Systems and Decision Making -- 3 hours
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments -- 3 hours
  • CIS 243 Business Statistics I -- 2 hours
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II -- 2 hours
  • ECO 310 Issues in the Global Economy -- 3 hours
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance -- 3 hours
  • FTR 100T Transitions -- 1 hour
  • LST 240 Legal Environment of Business -- 3 hours
  • LSC 343 Fundamentals of Operations -- 3 hours
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management -- 3 hours
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management -- 3 hours
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing -- 3 hours

Required Courses: 12 hours

  • MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
  • MGT 550 Human Resources Management
  • MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 558 Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management

Human Resources Track: 12 hours

Choose from the following:
  • MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
  • MGT 553 Human Resource Selection
  • MGT 555 Training and Development
  • MGT 559 Compensation Management
  • MGT 572 Organization Development
  • MGT 575 Labor-Management Relations
  • MGT 577 Labor Law and Public Policy
  • OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training
Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree

Business Electives: 0-6 hours

BSB: 0 hours
BAB: 6 hours

Unrestricted Electives: 6-11 hours

Total Curriculum Requirements: 120 hours


                     		
Note: The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business strongly encourages students in its business programs to study abroad.  The courses marked with an asterisk are commonly taught in summer study abroad programs such as KIIS and CCSA and each fall in the Semester in Regensburg program in Germany. BPA 396: Seminar in International Business, a business elective, is frequently taught in all these settings as well as in the International Business Seminar programs over the Christmas break and in the summer. ACC 586: International Experience in Accounting is routinely offered over Spring Break as an Accounting Elective. Consult your academic advisor to determine the study abroad opportunity which best fits your needs and schedule.