North Central College - Naperville, IL

Human Resource Management

You can earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree or minor in Human Resource Management. The B.S. includes a few more courses in mathematics and computer science. Course requirements for both degrees give you a strong foundation for developing the skills necessary for human resource managers, while emphasizing creative thinking and problem solving.

For a B.A. degree you must take:

  • BUS 162 Management of Organizations
  • BUS 205 Introduction to Business Law
  • BUS 384 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 424 Staffing and Employment Law
  • BUS 434 Compensation and Performance Management
  • BEN 110 Business and Society
  • PHL 110 Ethics
  • PSY 270 Industrial Psychology
  • PSY 320 Personality
  • BUS 241 Business and Economic Statistics or PSY 250 Statistics
  • one of BUS 393 Market Research, PSY 255 Research Design and Experimentation, or SOA 200 Research Methods in Social Sciences: Quantitative
  • BUS 497 Internship or BUS 499 Independent Study
  • ACC 201 Accounting Principles I/Financial or ACC 202 Accounting Principles II/ Managerial
  • one of  HST 320 U.S. Social Movements or SOA 380 Social Class in American Society
  • one of COM 230 Business and Professional Communication, COM 317 Intercultural Communication, COM 330 Organizational Communication Theory, or LEV 230 Conflict Resolution

Additional requirements for the B.S. degree:

  • CSC 140 Fundamentals of Computational Problem Solving or higher level CSC course
  • MTH 152 Calculus II
  • One elective beyond MTH 152 or CSC 140
  • One of: ACC 307 Cost Accounting, BUS 446 Operations Research, or ECN 445 Econometrics.

Prerequisite course:  ECN 250 Microeconomic Principles

Recommended electives: ENG 455 Professional and Grant Writing and ECN 330 Labor Economics

A minor in human resource management is also available.

  • PHL 110 Ethics
  • BUS 241 Business and Economic Statistics or PSY 250 Statistics
  • PSY 270 Industrial Psychology
  • BUS 384 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 424 Staffing and Employment Law
  • and two additional electives from the major.