Human Resources Major

The evolving workplace and work force continually present employers with challenges — skills shortages, family considerations and diversity issues. Human capital is a strategic force in any organization’s success. To stay competitive in the global competition for talent, organizations rely on human resources managers to develop employees’ skills, increase productivity and build job satisfaction.

  • Human Resources Major
  • Minor
  • Learning Outcomes

Human Resources Course Requirements - Undergraduate Bulletin

In addition to the human resources major described above, a special five-year program is offered which enables students to earn an undergraduate degree with a major in human resources and a master of science in management. For information, contact the Graduate School of Management at mba@marquette.edu

Required Courses - Undergraduate Bulletin

  • A grade of C or better must be earned in each course.
  • Only one transfer course can apply toward the HURE minor. The assistant dean in the College of Business Administration must approve any transfer of credits.

The College of Business Administration offers a special five-year program which enables students to earn an undergraduate degree with a major in human resources and a master of science in management. For information, contact the Graduate School of Management at mba@marquette.edu

As one of many methods of assuring that the goals of our educational mission are successfully met, the college regularly and systematically engages in the assessment of a variety of competencies. As part of this assurance of learning, each program defines and collects data on learning goals; statements of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that we want our graduates to possess. We use them for continuous improvement and they are the criteria on which organizations such as AACSB evaluate our accreditation. The following is the current Learning Goal for the Human Resources Major along with the goals for the Undergraduate Business Core.

Understand and apply the policies and practices of the primary areas of human resource management, including staffing, training and compensation.

Below are the specific learning outcomes assessed to help determine if students meet the above

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize information regarding the effectiveness of recruiting methods and the validity of selection procedures, and make appropriate staffing decisions.
  • Design a training program using a useful framework for evaluating training needs, designing a training program, and evaluating training results.
  • Properly interpret salary survey data and design a pay structure with appropriate pay grades and pay ranges.
  • Evaluate a company’s implementation of a performance-based pay system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of employee benefit concepts, plan design, administrative considerations and regulations governing employee benefit practices.
  • Align HR systems with the strategic business objectives of a firm

Undergraduate Business Core Learning Goals

  1. Apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations.
  2. Analyze the global business environment.
  3. Analyze the local business environment.
  4. Use critical thinking skills in business situations.
  5. Apply an ethical understanding and perspective to business situations.