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Over the last several decades, the human resource function has evolved into an extremely complex profession requiring an understanding of how each facet of human resources management impacts another and the organization as a whole. The plethora of federal and state laws regulating all aspects of the employee/ employer relationship, compounded by conflicting judicial interpretations, require professionals skilled in understanding and applying these laws to day-to-day management decisions. Wrong decisions, by any representative of the organization, in hiring, discipline, termination, or the way employees are treated, may result in a multimillion dollar lawsuit, costing thousands of dollars in legal fees, even if the company prevails legally.

Senior management has begun to recognize that human resource management professionals, skilled in human resource and labor law, labor relations, policy development and administration, compensation and benefits, and employee relations, make a positive impact on a firm’s bottom line.

Columbus State’s Human Resources Management program teaches human resources management skills in a hands-on learning environment that bridges academic theory with “real world” applications. Students receive a foundational background in the many legal issues impacting human resources management, and they learn how to apply their comprehensive knowledge to a wide spectrum of human resources management functions.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Human Resources Management, the graduate will be able to:

  • Research and apply human resources laws, cases, and issues using the Internet and other resources
  • Apply human resources laws impacting private sector employers’ day-to-day business operations
  • Interpret, and communicate legal human resources policies, procedures, and programs for an organization
  • Administer origination, retention, and disposal of records to support the key tasks of the human resources department and meet the legislative requirements with which the organization must comply
  • Conduct the various types of interviews used in business
  • Administer compensation and benefits programs
  • Administer a performance appraisal system
  • Administer workplace safety programs
  • Develop and present employee training programs on human resources issues using in-person and computer based presentation methods
  • Provide assistance in the union organizing, negotiating, grieving, and arbitrating processes.

Traditional Classes and Online/Distance Learning Choices

The Human Resources Management program is proud to offer traditional and online/distance learning (DL) options for our students. The traditional classroom experience continues to provide students with high quality instruction in a small classroom setting, primarily on campus. The basic Human Resources course, HRM 1121, and the Labor Relations course, HRM 1225, are offered at Columbus State Regional Learning Centers at least once per year. The Human Resources Management courses offered via online/ distance learning modes provide the same high quality learning as traditional instruction, yet with the flexibility of being able to complete course work online. Courses offered online include HRM 1121 Human Resources Management, HRM 1225 Labor Relations, HRM 1827 Voluntary Benefits, HRM 2223 Workplace Safety (Blended), and HRM 2224 Human Resource Records Management.

The Human Resources Management program has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Human Resource Management Major

Semester 1 . .
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
BOA 1200 Business Language 2
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
BMGT 1111 Management 3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management 3
HRM 1223 Human Resource Policy & Procedure 3
HRM 1224 Employee Training and Development 3
BOA 1300 Business Applications 2
STAT 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
. or .
MATH 1104 Mathematical Concepts for Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
. or .
ECON 1110 Introduction to Economics 3
HUM XXXX Refer to Approved List 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 3 . .
BOA 1102 Managing Interpersonal Skills 2
HRM 1225 Employee and Labor Relations 3
HRM 1825 Compensation 3
HRM 1828 Benefits 3
HRM 2221 Staffing Under the Law 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 4 . .
HRM 2901 HRM Practicum/Seminar 3
. or .
BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management 3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics 3
SOC 2380 American Race & Ethnic Relations 3
SBS XXXX Social & Behavioral Science. Refer to approved list 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 60

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ARCH 2100 History of Architecture 3
HART 1201 History of Art I 3
HART 1202 History of Art II 3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648 3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648 3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877 3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500 3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500 3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876 3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions 3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

SBS
GE-SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

PHIL 1130 Ethics 3
ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3
POLS 1100 American Government 3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Human Resources Management Certificate

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
BMGT 1111 Management 3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
HRM 1224 Employee Training & Development 3
HRM 1225 Employee & Labor Relations 3
HRM 1223 HR Policy & Procedures 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 3 . .
HRM 1825 Compensation 3
HRM 1828 Benefits 3
HRM 2221 Staffing Under the Law 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 28