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Human Resource Management Minor

Management Studies
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits in this minor: 12 to 30
The work of the human resource management (HRM) professional encompasses a broad range of activities affecting the relationship between an organization and its employees, its human resources. HRM involved strategic functions, such as organizational planning and human resource policy making, and diverse activities that involve designing and implementing policies, and selecting, developing, evaluating, and rewarding a workforce. This minor prepares students for managing HRM responsibilities such as equal employment opportunities, the study and design of jobs, employee benefit programs, union-management relations, counseling, and the development of work systems that are consistent with the prevailing organizational philosophy.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For admission to the minor, the preferred GPA is as follows: a) 2.60 Cumulative (overall) GPA b) 2.60 University of Minnesota GPA c) 2.00 LSBE Coursework (internal) GPA d) 2.00 Pre-major GPA
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Human Resource Management Minor for BBA/BAcc Students
Requirements (12 cr)
MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGTS 4821 - Staffing Work Organizations (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4831 - Compensation Systems (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4841 - Training and Development (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4851 - Labor Relations (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4871 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4881 - Human Resource Issues and Trends (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4895 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (3.0 cr)
Human Resource Management Minor Econ BA and non-LSBE Students
Pre-Minor Core (15-18 cr)
Students are encouraged to complete ECON 1022 and 1023 as pre-minor core prerequisites.
MGTS 1101 - Introduction to Business [LE CAT8] (3.0 cr)
MIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
Accounting
ACCT 2001 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
or ACCT 2005 - Survey of Accounting [LE CAT] (3.0 cr)
Economics
ECON 1003 - Economics and Society [LE CAT, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or Take the following course pair:
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
Statistics
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3155 - Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 1411 - Introduction to Statistics [LE CAT, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
Requirements (12 cr)
MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling at most 9 credit(s) from the following:
· MGTS 4821 - Staffing Work Organizations (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4831 - Compensation Systems (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4841 - Training and Development (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4851 - Labor Relations (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4871 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4881 - Human Resource Issues and Trends (3.0 cr)
· MGTS 4895 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (3.0 cr)
 
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MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to theory and practice of human resource management in private and public organizations. Organizational, legal, and ethical influences on major personnel functions, including planning, staffing, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and labor-management relations. prereq: LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration or approved non-LSBE HRM minors or college consent
MGTS 4821 - Staffing Work Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory and practice of staffing work organizations. Emphasis on design and implementation of staffing systems, legal requirements, and career planning. prereq: 3801, LSBE cand or department consent
MGTS 4831 - Compensation Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, design, and practice of employee compensation systems. Impacts of compensation, economic and institutional forces influencing employer compensation policies and practices, supplemental forms of compensation and administrative practices. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4841 - Training and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3801, LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE Human Resources Management minor or college consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of training and development program planning and delivery: learning theories and approaches, needs assessment, training objectives, design, training methods, transfer-of-training strategies, and evaluation. Assess, design, and evaluate human resource development systems. Develop training skills and techniques. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE Human Resources Management minor or college consent
MGTS 4851 - Labor Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Nature of and basis for the labor relations system in the United States. Emphasis on background of labor movement, union organizing, bargaining relationships, labor law; important issues for business, policy makers, and labor unions (e.g. workplace flexibility, employee empowerment, labor-management partnerships, and globalization); and options for labor relations reform. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course combines theories of culture with HRM applications to develop students' awareness cultural issues as they apply in the workplace. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or instructor consent
MGTS 4871 - Strategic Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of HRM from a strategic lens. Students in this course will study key human resource functions with a special focus on how each function complements each other and at the same time contributes to an organization's overall business strategy. Students will develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and design effective human resource management system, which are critical skills not only for human resource managers but also general managers as well. pre-req: MGTS 3801
MGTS 4881 - Human Resource Issues and Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Integrative, problem-solving approaches to contemporary human resource challenges, with emphasis on employment law. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4895 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more contemporary human resource management issues in substantial depth. prereq: LSBE cand, 3801 or instructor consent
MGTS 1101 - Introduction to Business (LE CAT8)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to context, environment, and operation of business and organizations. Study of foundations and functional areas of business and entrepreneurship. Analysis of technological, ethical, diversity, and global issues from business and organizational perspectives.
MIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01392
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to information technology (IT) concepts: computer hardware and software; use of personal productivity tools (spreadsheet, database, and presentation software); system development processes; Web technologies; applications of IT in business processes. prereq: LSBE major or minor student or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Graphic Design with Marketing subplan major or Computer Information Systems majors or minors, or Arts Administration, minimum 15 credits or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 2201
ACCT 2001 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts of financial accounting and external reporting. Nature and measurement of assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, expenses. Emphasis on use and understanding of external financial statements. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or college consent
ACCT 2005 - Survey of Accounting (LE CAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of Accounting provides an overview of fundamental concepts and procedures in financial and managerial accounting. The emphasis is on helping students to develop a basic understanding of the contexts of accounting reports provided to decision makers. Credit cannot be applied toward the BAcc or BBA degree programs or the Accounting minor.
ECON 1003 - Economics and Society (LE CAT, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
General description of U.S. economy and analysis of contemporary economic problems. Introduction to major economic issues and problems of the day, providing a simple framework used by economists for analysis. prereq: Cannot apply credit to economics major or minor or BAc or BBA majors
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro (LE CAT, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analyzing overall performance of an economic system. National income accounting and theory, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, money, monetary policy, economic growth, international trade, non-U.S. economies, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro (LE CAT, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analyzing free enterprise system through study of product and resource markets. Supply and demand, utility, production and cost, market structure, resource use, market failures, regulatory role of government, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to modern business statistics, emphasizing problem solving applications through statistical decision making using case studies. Topics include organization and presentation of data, summary statistics, distributions, statistical inference including estimation, and hypothesis testing. prereq: minimum 30 credits, LSBE student, pre-business or pre-accounting or Econ BA major or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Graphic Design with Marketing subplan major or Econ minor or Accounting minor or Business Admin minor or Arts Administration; credit will not be granted if already received for Econ 2020, Stat 1411, Stat 2411, Stat 3611, Soc 3151, Psy 3020
PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics; introduction to correlational analysis and regression; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design analysis of variance and other parametric and nonparametric hypothesis-test statistics in the behavioral sciences. prereq: Math ACT 21 or higher or MATH 1005
SOC 3155 - Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendency, deviation, association. Inferential statistics focusing on probability and hypothesis testing. T-tests, Chi-square tests, analysis of variance, measures of association, introduction to statistical control. Statistical software (SPSS) used to analyze sociological data. Lab. prereq: 2155, crim major or soc major or URS major, min 30 cr
STAT 1411 - Introduction to Statistics (LE CAT, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical ideas involved in gathering, describing, and analyzing observational and experimental data. Experimental design, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, probabilistic models, sampling, and statistical inference. prereq: Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of at least C- in MATH 0103 or department approval
STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods (LE CAT, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimations, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample t-test. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or higher or department approval
STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical considerations in data collection and experimentation. Descriptive statistics, least squares, elementary probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance tests, and analysis of variance as applied analysis of engineering data. prereq: MATH 1297 with a grade of C- or better, cannot be applied to a math or statistics major
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic probability, including combinatorial methods, random variables, mathematical expectation. Binomial, normal, and other standard distributions. Moment-generating functions. Basic statistics, including descriptive statistics and sampling distributions. Estimation and statistical hypothesis testing. prereq: A grade of at least C- in Math 1290 or Math 1296
MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to theory and practice of human resource management in private and public organizations. Organizational, legal, and ethical influences on major personnel functions, including planning, staffing, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and labor-management relations. prereq: LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration or approved non-LSBE HRM minors or college consent
MGTS 4821 - Staffing Work Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory and practice of staffing work organizations. Emphasis on design and implementation of staffing systems, legal requirements, and career planning. prereq: 3801, LSBE cand or department consent
MGTS 4831 - Compensation Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, design, and practice of employee compensation systems. Impacts of compensation, economic and institutional forces influencing employer compensation policies and practices, supplemental forms of compensation and administrative practices. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4841 - Training and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3801, LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE Human Resources Management minor or college consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of training and development program planning and delivery: learning theories and approaches, needs assessment, training objectives, design, training methods, transfer-of-training strategies, and evaluation. Assess, design, and evaluate human resource development systems. Develop training skills and techniques. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE Human Resources Management minor or college consent
MGTS 4851 - Labor Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Nature of and basis for the labor relations system in the United States. Emphasis on background of labor movement, union organizing, bargaining relationships, labor law; important issues for business, policy makers, and labor unions (e.g. workplace flexibility, employee empowerment, labor-management partnerships, and globalization); and options for labor relations reform. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course combines theories of culture with HRM applications to develop students' awareness cultural issues as they apply in the workplace. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or instructor consent
MGTS 4871 - Strategic Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of HRM from a strategic lens. Students in this course will study key human resource functions with a special focus on how each function complements each other and at the same time contributes to an organization's overall business strategy. Students will develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and design effective human resource management system, which are critical skills not only for human resource managers but also general managers as well. pre-req: MGTS 3801
MGTS 4881 - Human Resource Issues and Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Integrative, problem-solving approaches to contemporary human resource challenges, with emphasis on employment law. prereq: 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent
MGTS 4895 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more contemporary human resource management issues in substantial depth. prereq: LSBE cand, 3801 or instructor consent