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Human Resource Management Minor

Students in the Human Resource Management minor learn about people and the workplace - and what it takes to meet the needs of people in the workplace, and develop the strategic, functional, and personal skills necessary in HR positions. Students learn about organizational behavior and explore the psychology and sociology of work. 

Minor Requirements: 

  • BUS1100  Introduction to Business
  • MGT3310  Organizational Behavior
  • MGT3351  Human Resource Management

Choose 2 additional Management courses:

  • BUS2203  Accounting for Business
  • MGT3320  Employment Law and Labor Relations
  • MGT3330  Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT3360  Advanced Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management minor requires a student complete a minimum of 20 credits.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Merrimack College Human Resource Management Minor fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 427 programs in 325 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 — are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
 Career Combination: Students who major in Sociology or Psychology and minor in Human Resource Management will have a great foundation for a career in human resources. Graduates with a Human Resource Management minor may work in recruiting, corporate training, consulting, and work for a variety of firms such as financial institutions, healthcare organizations, technology companies, service providers, etc.