Human Resource Management
Organizations and employees both benefit when Human Resource Management (HRM) functions are carried out professionally. There is a need for individuals who know how to match what people can bring to the organization with organizational requirements, incentives, and culture. Human Resource Management professionals work with employees to help them develop their potential. They also are responsible for monitoring and adjusting workplace policies and practices to make sure they are fair and transparent.
Students in the Human Resource Management minor are expected to become members of the Canisius Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and/or student members of the Buffalo Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA).
Students majoring in Management and pursuing a minor in Human Resources must complete a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) which are distinct and not counted towards the management major. This includes electives for the management major.
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.
Students majoring in Management and pursuing a minor in Human Resource Management must complete a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) which are distinct and not counted towards the management major. This includes electives for the management major.
|MGT 360||Organizational Behavior (Fall) 1||3|
|MGT 364||Human Resources Management (Spring) 1||3|
|Minor Elective Courses|
|Select three of the following (one from each academic discipline- COM, MGT, PSY):||9|
|Introduction to Research Methods|
|Strategic Communication in Teams (Fall)|
|Organizational Communication (Fall)|
|History of American Capitalism|
|Employee and Labor Relations (not offered every academic year)|
|Negotiation Theory and Practice|
|Ethical Power and Influence for Leaders|
|Internship in Human Resource Management|
|Basic Statistics for Behavioral Sciences|
|Leadership and Motivation (Spring)|
|Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences (Fall)|
Note, for non-business majors, the course prerequisite, MGT 101, can be waived. Please email the faculty member teaching the course for the waiver. Alternatively, many non-business majors add a minor in Management along with the HR minor. Management majors must complete a minimum of three courses (9 hours) for the HR minor that are distinct from and not counted toward the management major, including electives for the management major.