Aug 19, 2022  
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Resource Management Major


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BS degree

The management curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful careers in the many phases of managing organizations who compete in product and service markets throughout the global economy. Graduates are prepared for career opportunities such as administrative services managers, health services managers, compensation and benefits managers, human resources managers, training and labor relations managers, management analysts, business consultants and executive managers. 

Courses are oriented toward problem-solving and management decision-making. The total curriculum emphasizes knowledge and competence in management that will enable the program’s graduates to progress well in the early stages of their careers; to develop the ability to analyze, plan, organize, motivate and control; to think creatively; to communicate effectively; and to gain the broad perspectives essential to the attainment of ownership of executive management responsibilities.

There are also opportunities for students to gain work experience through internships and participation in student organizations such as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Entrepreneurship Club and the International Business Association.

Student Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the human resource management program is to prepare students for careers in management and management-related disciplines. Graduates will be capable of evaluating an organization’s objectives, analyzing its internal and external environments and creating effective management strategies and tactics that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Students will

  • have a thorough understanding of the history of managerial thought and its relevance to current practice;
  • demonstrate the essentials of effectively supervising people in organizations;
  • demonstrate the enabling skills needed to develop and manage work teams;
  • be able to analyze organization design-related challenges and identify effective approaches for achieving planned organizational change;
  • be able to describe diversity-related challenges and opportunities as well as offer effective strategies for addressing these challenges and opportunities;
  • possess the ability to describe and analyze policies, procedures and systems that effectively enhance individuals and the organizations in which they work; and
  • be able to identify and apply current human resource theories, laws and practices common to workplace situations

Freshman Year


Thirty (30) credits required.

  • Cultural/Artistic Literacy  6 credits
  • Diversity  3 credits
  • Social Science  3 credits
  • Natural Science/Technology  6 credits

Sophomore Year


Thirty (30) credits required.

  • Cultural/Artistic Literacy  3 credits
  • Social Science  3 credits
  • Non-Business Elective  3 credits       (Can be any course taken outside CCB)

Junior Year


 Thirty (30) credits required.

  • Business Elective  3 credits      (Any 300-400 level business course)
  • Non-Business Elective  3 credits      (Can be any course taken outside CCB)

Senior Year


 Thirty (30) credits required.

  • Business Elective  3 credits      (Any 300-400 level business course)
  • Non-Business Elective  9 credits      (Can be any course taken outside CCB)

Total Credits: 120


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