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Human Resources and Industrial Relations B.S.B.

Industrial Relations Center
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 72
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business
The human resources and industrial relations (HRIR) major prepares graduates for positions involving the recruitment and/or selection of new employees, identification of training needs among new and current workers, the functional operation of compensation systems and benefits packages, and the management of employee relations programs where workers are represented by trade unions. Human resource specialists have progressed from record keepers to strategic partners in the areas of finance and marketing as organizations recognize the importance of qualified people to their success. Today businesses compete as much based on human capital as they do on physical capital.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
Students in the school have no restrictions on declaring the major but must complete the tool courses before starting the major. Students from outside of the school must meet overall admission standards to enter this major, including completion of the tool courses. Students entering as sophomores should complete microeconomics, macroeconomics and calculus prior to transfer. Students entering as juniors should complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, calculus, statistics, and accounting prior to transfer.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Tool Courses
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1101H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1104 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1105 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II (4.0 cr)
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Lower Division Requirements
Students entering the program as freshmen or sophomores take MGMT 1001. Students who transfer in as juniors complete MGMT 3001 instead.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
BA 3000 - Career Skills (1.0 cr)
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Immersion Core
Students complete the Immersion Core as a cohort.
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy (3.0 cr)
Additional Core Requirements
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3033V {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
Major Courses
HRIR 3031 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns (2.0 cr)
HRIR 3041 - The Individual in the Organization (2.0 cr)
HRIR 3051 - Compensation: Theory and Practice (2.0 cr)
HRIR 3071 - Union Organizing and Labor Relations (2.0 cr)
HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership [WI] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HRIR 3032 - Training and Development (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3042 - The Individual and Organizational Performance (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 3072 - Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5021 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· HRIR 5222 - Managing Diversity (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5252 - Employment and Labor Law for the HRIR Professional (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5225 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5026 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5654 - Public Policies on Employee Benefits: Social Safety Nets (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5655 - Public Policies on Work and Pay (3.0 cr)
· HRIR 5662 - Personnel Economics (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5000 - Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (2.0 cr)
· INS 4101 - Employee Benefits (2.0 cr)
International Experience
Students must complete an international experience as part of the program requirements. Short-term or semester-length programs may be used to meet this requirement. Students participate in International Experience (IE) 101 early in their program to begin planning.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy. prereq: Honors student, proficiency in high school algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00068 - Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1571. Infinite series, differential calculus of several variables, introduction to linear algebra. prereq: 1571H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
BA 3000 - Career Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Career planning. Use of Carlson School of Management's Business Career Center. Awareness, knowledge, skills associated with career/job search process. prereq: CSOM [soph or upper div] major, MACC, MBT
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How/why organizations differ in form/purpose in complex environments/technologies. Managerial challenges related to international management, social responsibility. Models of effective leadership/teamwork. prereq: Carlson School fr or soph
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fina 3000/3001/ApEc 3501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, OMS 2550
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts, principles, and techniques for managing manufacturing/service operations. Emphasizes decision making in operations function of organizations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations.
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01692
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business strategy. How business firms set and pursue their goals. Key categories of strategic issues and concepts/frameworks managers use to analyze and address those issues. Attention to specific firms and situations. prereq: CSOM, soph or jr
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/IBus 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource professional as strategic partner in managing organizations. Human resource management in achieving organizational performance. Legal environment. Job analysis. Recruiting/selection. Training/development. Performance management. Total rewards. Labor relations. Ethical issues. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
HRIR 3031 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theory/practice of staffing decisions. Recruitment, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, dismissal, layoff, retirement. Staffing analyzed from strategic/operational perspectives. Legal issues. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3041 - The Individual in the Organization
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factors influencing individual work performance. Includes motivation, perceptual differences, career choice, psychological contracts, assumptions about workers/work, leadership/management, learning/skill development, openness to change. Examines evidence on current trends. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3051 - Compensation: Theory and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to compensation/reward programs in employing organizations. Theories of organizational/employee behavior used in design/implementation of pay programs. Design, implementation, job evaluation, salary surveys, skill-based pay, merit-based pay, other compensation programs. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3071 - Union Organizing and Labor Relations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of labor unions, employee associations, collective bargaining within framework of contemporary American legislation/policy. Forming/organizing labor unions. Management strategies/responsibilities, historical influences on policy/practice in private/public sectors. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Leadership as important competency for HR professionals. Reflection/growth of personal leadership skills. Techniques, strategies, philosophies to develop leadership acumen of individuals within organizations. Leadership research. prereq: 3021, 6 HRIR credits, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3032 - Training and Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theory/research/practice of design/implementation/evaluation of employee training/development programs. Training as process for influencing individual/organizational outcomes. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3042 - The Individual and Organizational Performance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factors influencing group, team, organizational performance. Systems that drive organizational success. Job design/organization structure, organization effectiveness measures, culture, group dynamics, teamwork. Power/influence. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 3072 - Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance processing, interest/rights arbitration, strikes, related policies/practices of employers, workers, labor unions in private/public sectors. Impact/transfer of practices to non-union sector. prereq: 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5222 - Managing Diversity
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to manage diverse workforce. Human resource practices examined with respect to diversity. How to incorporate diversity into decision making to enhance organizational performance. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5252 - Employment and Labor Law for the HRIR Professional
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statutes/case law to work settings. Civil rights/equal opportunity. Discrimination/harassment. Compensation/benefits. Employee protection/privacy. Labor relations. Emphasizes application/ability to recognize legal aspects of HRIR issues. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5654 - Public Policies on Employee Benefits: Social Safety Nets
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of social safety nets through government-mandated employee benefits. Workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, social security, health insurance. Rationale for social safety nets. Administration/evaluation of existing programs. Effects on worker well-being/behavior of employers/workers. Need for reform. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5655 - Public Policies on Work and Pay
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01861
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of public policies regarding employment, unions, labor markets. Public programs affecting wages, unemployment, training, worker mobility, security, quality of work life. Policy implications of changing nature of work. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5662 - Personnel Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of economic tools to issues in human resources/industrial relations. Incentives/imperfect information. Incentive-based pay. Promotions/tournaments. Human capital/training. Screening/signaling. Applications/limitations. prereq: Prereq-HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5000 - Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in human resources/industrial relations. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, [3021, CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
INS 4101 - Employee Benefits
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design/administration of employee benefit plans/pension. Health insurance, disability plans. Salary reduction/deferred compensation programs. Multiple employer trusts. Alternative funding methods, including self-insurance. Ethical issues, legal liability, compliance.