Human Resource

This program is designed to develop in students a comprehensive knowledge of human resource (HR) management along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, effective, and legally defensible HR practices in contemporary business organizations. Human resource professionals operate in a dynamic and changing world, managing the organization’s relationship with its employees. They develop and manage people, practices, and policies to ensure that they produce employee attitudes, skills, behaviors, and performance that companies need to achieve their strategic goals. They are commonly responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing, evaluating performance, compensating, providing benefits, counseling, and terminating employees. HR Professionals are employed in every industry and are an essential partner in an organization’s strategic vision for the future and for ensuring the right people are in place. It is essential that an HR professional learn and master key knowledge, skills, and abilities including critical thinking, confidentiality, change management, communication, negotiation and conflict management, business acumen, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and fairness. In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a concentration in Human Resource Management includes the College of Business Core and various management electives that allow the student to structure a program around his or her educational and/or career interests.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level HR positions in preparation for pursuing careers in a wide variety of organizations and industries
  • Knowledge and skills to develop and implement HR practices in a strategic, legal, and ethical manner
  • Understanding of HR’s role in the efficient and effective operations of organizations and their human resources
  • The ability to create and manage HR practices that respect and encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Potential Occupations

Some examples include, but are not limited to the following: Compensation Analyst, Employee Benefits Manager, Employee Relations Manager, Health & Safety Manager, Human Resource Assistant, Human Resource Consultant, HR Information Systems Manager, HR Metrics Analyst, Human Resource Manager, Job Analyst, Labor Relations Specialist, Orientation Specialist, Recruiter, Training and Development Specialist, Wellness Program Administrator, Workforce Planning Specialist.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement. 

Effective Fall 2020

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 2011Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 33
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2201Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses.   
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 310Human Resource Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 350Employment Relations: The Legal Environment 3
MGT 474Human Resource Planning and Development 3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
MGT 374Total Rewards and Performance Management 3
MGT 479Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MKT 3002Marketing4B3
Select two courses from the following: 6
Leadership and Organizational Behavior  
Leading High Performance Teams  
Employment Relations: Labor and Management  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
Electives3 6
 Total Credits 27
 Program Total Credits: 120

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Human Resource Management concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   17
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CIS 200Business Information Systems   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
Electives   6
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial AccountingX  3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
CIS 200 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial AccountingX  3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives    6
BUS 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 310Human Resource ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
MGT 350Employment Relations: The Legal EnvironmentX  3
MGT 474Human Resource Planning and DevelopmentX  3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
MGT 374Total Rewards and Performance ManagementX  3
Select two courses from the following:   6
Leadership and Organizational Behavior    
Leading High Performance Teams    
Employment Relations: Labor and Management    
Negotiation and Conflict Management    
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
MGT 479Strategic Human Resource ManagementX  3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120

A second concentration in International Business may be taken in conjunction with the Human Resource Management concentration. Upon graduation, both concentrations will be noted on a student’s official transcript.

Effective Fall 2020

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 300Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 310Human Resource Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 350Employment Relations: The Legal Environment 3
MGT 474Human Resource Planning and Development 3
Human Resource Management Group 1 - Select 3 credits from following: 3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior  
Leading High Performance Teams  
Employment Relations: Labor and Management  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 374Total Rewards and Performance Management 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt 3
MGT 475International Business Management 3
MGT 479Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
Human Resource Management Group 1 - Select 3 credits from following: 3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior  
Leading High Performance Teams  
Employment Relations: Labor and Management  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following: 3
Negotiating Globally  
Global Supply Chain Management  
International Marketing  
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Interdisciplinary: International Business Group 2 – Global Focus (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:6
AM 430International Retailing3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ECON 317Population Economics3
ECON 332/POLS 332International Political Economy3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 442Economics of International Finance and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 470World Environmental History, 1500-Present3
IE 450/SOWK 450International Social Welfare and Development3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
IE 472Education for Global Peace3
IE 478Managing International Development Programs3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 362Global Environmental Politics3
POLS 431International Law3
POLS 433International Organization3
POLS 437International Security3
POLS 442Environmental Politics in Developing World3
POLS 462Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice3
SOC 364Food, Agriculture and Global Society3
SPCM 434Intercultural Communication3

Immersion: International Business Group 3 – Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)

Select at least one from the following:6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration- Human Resource Managment concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information Systems X 3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1) X1B3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Electives X 3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting X 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting X 3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 300Principles of Finance  4A,4B3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices X 3
Human Resource Management Group 1 - Select 3 credits from following:X  3
Leadership and Organizational BehaviorX   
Leading High Performance TeamsX   
Employment Relations: Labor and ManagementX   
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementX   
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 475International Business Finance X 3
MGT 310Human Resource Management X 3
MGT 350Employment Relations: The Legal Environment X 3
MGT 474Human Resource Planning and Development X 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement X 3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 374Total Rewards and Performance ManagementX  3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder MgmtX  3
MGT 475International Business ManagementX  3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
MGT 479Strategic Human Resource ManagementX  3
Human Resource Management Group 1 - Select one course from the following:X  3
Leadership and Organizational BehaviorX   
Leading High Performance TeamsX   
Employment Relations: Labor and ManagementX   
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementX   
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following:X  3
International MarketingX   
Negotiating GloballyX   
Global Supply Chain ManagementX   
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning RequirementX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120