Human Resource Management

The University of Dubuque Human Resource Management major provides 21st century skills, knowledge, and understanding of human resource and management functions that prepare students to work in business administration, human resources, and management in the for-profit, nonprofit, or public sector.

What You Will Learn

  • The ability to build practical, applied, and integrated learning experiences through the undergraduate programs in business and accounting.
  • These programs offer foundation coursework in business and when integrated with the University’s Core Curriculum develop personal character, high ethical standards, a world-view that investigates faith and values, and a portfolio of applied tools required to function effectively in today’s global environment.

Program of Study

A University of Dubuque degree in human resource management has a strong focus on the integration of academic with practical skills and real-world experience. Business students are expected to gain on-the-job experience through internships and work with local organizations, small businesses, and nonprofits.


What Our Students Do

Business administration and accounting students learn how to manage time, creatively solve problems, improve productivity, and better serve customers. In addition, students develop strong written and oral communication as well as technological skills necessary to effectively compete in today’s workforce. 

Where Our Graduates Go

Below are examples of internships/full-time employment for students with an HRM major:

Blue, Inc.
Crescent Electric
Foodliner, Inc.
Hirshbach Motor Lines
Honkamp & Krueger
Segwick
Telegraph Herald

News from the Department

 The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the University of Dubuque's Bachelor of Business Administration– Human Resource Management major fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 437 programs in 335 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 and 2013 -- 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 – Program of Study

The Human Resource Management major provides 21st century skills, knowledge, and understanding of human resource and management functions that prepare students to work in business administration, human resources, and management in the for-profit, nonprofit, or public sector.

Year One

Fall Semester
WVS 101: World View I (3)
ENG 101: Composition and Rhetoric (3)
CIS 101/103: Introduction to Computers (3)
UDMA 112: Algebra (4) or other Math course
BAC 120: Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

J-Term
Required- See advisor for course choices (credit variable)

Spring Semester
WVS 201: World View II (3)
RES 104: Research Writing (3)
COM 101: Speech Communication (3)
BIO 110: Human Biology and Lab (4) or other Science Lab Course
BAC 160: Principles of Microeconomics (3)


Year Two

Fall Semester
REL 110: Judeo-Christian Journeys (or other REL) (3)
HWS 110: Physical Activity (1)
ENG 112/260: Literature (or other ENG) (3)
BAC 241: Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
BAC 280: Principles of Marketing (3)
SOC 112: Contemporary Social Problems (or other Social Development) (3)

J-Term
Required

Spring Semester
BAC 201: Principles of Management (3)
BAC 242: Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ART 111: Survey of Western Art (3) or other Aesthetics B course
PRF 201: Career Development Strategies (1)
BAC Elective (3)
BAC Elective (3)


Year Three

Fall Semester
BAC 300: Principles of Finance (3)
BAC 304: Human Resource Management (3)
BAC 332: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3)
BIO 125: Population, Resources and Environment (3) or other Stewardship course
BAC 252: Enactus (1)
BAC Elective (3) 

J-Term
Recommended 

Spring Semester
BAC 334: Effective Communication in Business (3)
BAC 321: Recruitment and Selection (3)
BAC 252: Enactus (1)
UDLS 111: Elementary Spanish I (3) or other Global Awareness B Course
BAC 324: Leadership and Motivation (3)
HWS 110: Physical Activity (1)


Year Four

Fall Semester
BAC 322: Compensation and Performance Management (3)
BAC 420: Organizational Behavior (3)
BAC 485: Internship in Business (3)
BAC 252: Enactus (1)
BAC Elective (3) 

J-Term
Recommended

Spring Semester
BAC 323: Training and Development (3)
BAC 424: Labor Relations or other BAC (3)
BAC 475: Administrative Policy (3)
BAC 421: Business Law (3)
BAC Elective (3)

 

Careers in Human Resource Management

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Monster.com careers in human resource management are expected to grow between 8%-13% from 2012-2022 with the national average for non-entry level salaries ranging from $55,000 to $99,000.

BBA Opportunities

The human resource management degree provides an extensive range of career possibilities and is the key that unlocks the door to these various job opportunities. College graduates with business administration degrees can seek employment in the business world; local, state, and federal government; medicine and healthcare; education; construction; and a number of other industries. Alternatively, graduates can start their own companies. According to recent data from Salary.com and the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, business administration jobs typically pay between $41,000 and $117,000 a year. Entry level salaries often start much lower, around $30,000. Career income levels depend on the particular degree, job position, job responsibilities, past work experience, career industry, and other factors.

Post-graduate Opportunities

Top-level management positions typically require postgraduate education, usually a master’s degree. The master of business administration (MBA) degree attracts people from many other academic disciplines. MBA programs introduce graduates to accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations management, and other areas beyond the levels of bachelor’s degree. In addition to an MBA, high-level management jobs usually require additional industry credentials as well.

Information courtesy of businessadministrationdegree.net

Successful Outcomes

The University of Dubuque Human Resource Management major provides 21st century skills, knowledge, and understanding of human resource and management functions that prepare students to work in business administration, human resources, and management in the for-profit, nonprofit, or public sector.