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Human Resources Management Concentration

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Program Overview

This concentration focuses on issues surrounding the management of people in organizations. It is available to undergraduate students of any major who have an interest in human resource management and want to prepare for a career in human resources or related fields. The concentration is designed to provide students with the core competencies to be competitive in today's job market. Drake's H.R. concentration is an interdisciplinary program provided by the College of Business and Public Administration, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education.

Human Resources Management Concentration

Course Credit Hours
Drake Curriculum Courses 7-8
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology (with lab) 4

STAT 071 - Statistics I, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences, or
PSY 011 - Introductory Statistics
SOC 158 - Social Science Statistics

Human Resource Coursework 21
Required Courses 6
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior, or
PSY 085 - Organizational Psychology
MGMT 182 - Introduction to Human Resource Management  
Human Behavioral Prcoesses - choose at least one course from this category 3-12
ECON 115 - Labor Economics 3
MGMT 133 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
MGMT 184 - Leadership and Personal Development, or
LEAD 050 - Leadershp: Theory to Practices
PSY 030 - Social Psychology 3
Specific Skills Development 3-12
ENG 094 - Business and Administrative Writing, or
ENG 095 - Writing Reports and Proposals, or
BUS 073 - Business and Professional Communication
MGMT 186 - Compensation and Benefits 3
PSY 133 - Psychological Assessment 4
PSY 183 - Industrial Psychology 3
PSY 192 - Internship 3
A total of 15 hours from the Human Behavioral Processes and Specific Skills Development categories is required.
Total 28

Students are encouraged to complete an internship in human resources during either their junior or senior year. Internships in H.R. are available during the school year and summer months. These opportunities allow students to gain valuable on-the-job experiences and a competitive edge in today's job market. The HR concentration is designed to provide a current and comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for Professional Human Resources certification by the Human Resource Certification Institute.

The Drake Society for Human Resource Management student chapter offers activities and resources for professional development of those students interested in pursuing careers in H.R. or related fields. It is sponsored by the national S.H.R.M. and Central Iowa S.H.R.M. chapters.

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