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
  • PHL 110 Ethics
  • PSY 270 Industrial Psychology
  • PSY 320 Personality
  • BUS 241 Business and Economic Statistics or PSY 250 Statistics
  • one of BUS 393, PSY 255, or SOA 200
  • BUS 497 or BUS 499
  • ACC 201 or ACC 202
  • one of  HST 320 or SOA 380
  • one of SPC 230, SPC 317, SPC 330, or LEV 230

Prerequisite course:  ECN 250 Microeconomic Principles

Recommended electives: ENG 455 and ECN 330

B.S. Requirements
Beyond the B.A. requirements, students must complete:

  • CSC 160 Computer Science I
  • MTH 152 Calculus II
  • Plus one mathematics elective beyond MTH 152 or one computer science elective beyond CSC 160
  • One of:
    • ACC 307 Cost Accounting
    • BUS 446 Operations Research
    • ECN 445 Econometrics

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.