School of Business Administration

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275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Human resources professionals play a vital role in an organization’s future as well as in employees’ lives. By enhancing a strong business foundation with a broad understanding of personnel functions, HR professionals influence traditional talent recruitment and development activities as well as organizational planning, design and management.

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HRM Major
The major in Human Resources Management develops the skills needed to administer the personnel functions of organizations. It is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue careers in administration, personnel management, labor relations or wherever the management of people at work is a central concern. Emphasis is placed on developing an intensive understanding of the concepts and techniques needed to acquire, develop and utilize an organization’s human resources. The program includes broad coverage of such topics as personnel psychology, personnel administration and labor/management relations, in addition to providing basic knowledge of organizational behavior.

Oakland University’s Human Resources Management program is certified by the National Society of Human Resource Management.

Courses in this program are also available in an accelerated 8-week format in Macomb County at the OU Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens.

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Lizabeth A. Barclay
Faculty adviser
(248) 370-3293

Kenneth M. York
Faculty adviser
(248) 370-3272
major requirements
HRM Minor

Human Resources Management is a minor designed to prepare students for careers in business.  The minor is tailored with courses to maximize students’ abilities to gain knowledge and skills in a concentrated timeframe.  Students looking to minor in Human Resources Management can pair this concentration with a variety of other business and non-business majors.

Just like Human Resources Management majors, students who minor in Human Resources Management have access to several different student organizations on OU’s campus.  Some student organizations are SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management and Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity.  These organizations give students the opportunity to become more involved with the student body, develop leadership skills, open doors for internships and jobs, and cultivate friendships that can last a lifetime.

The career opportunities for Human Resources Management minors are plentiful and varied.  Some examples of employment OU students may find with a Human Resources Management major or minor include recruiting managers, payroll managers, staffing managers, employee relations managers, and compensation and benefits managers. Career services can help students narrow their career focus. 

Oakland University’s Human Resources Management program is certified by the National Society of Human Resource Management.

minor requirements