2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Resources Minor

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus, Online

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Nicole Klein, Associate Director
Ness School of Management and Economics
Harding Hall 100

Program Information

The minor in Human Resources will provide a focus to help students who are interested in building their knowledge base and skills in the primary areas of human resources including employee recruitment, retention, training, and compensation. The coursework focuses on issues related to the effective management of human resources in public agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.  It integrates knowledge from sociology, human resources, business, and psychology.

Course Delivery Format

The program offers courses on campus and online.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a minor in Human Resources will be able to:

  • explain the interdisciplinary nature of the study of work and labor relations;
  • describe how social forces and employment law shape work, industry, and workers’ lives;
  • comprehend the nature, aspects, and theories of organizational culture as they relate to job design, workplace planning, and the strategic management of human resources;
  • apply theories and practices to the solution of problems related to the recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees;
  • evaluate modern approaches to outcomes measurement and performance management; and
  • value the importance of diversity and ethical decision making in the workplace.

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for the courses in the minor.

Total Required Credits: 18