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Bachelor of Science

Human resources Management

Move an organization forward

Why study Human Resources Management? Gary Stroud, Ph.D. Program Chair Human Resources Management

Relevant curriculum, cutting edge methodologies, and focus on useful and timely applications prepare you to meet the unique challenges of today’s HR professionals.

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Today’s competitive job market requires human resources (HR) professionals who can help businesses select, develop, and retain employees who complement the organizational culture. Through the forward-looking curriculum of Franklin’s Human Resources Management Major, you will gain a basic understanding of staffing, training and development, employee relations, legal aspects of employment, compensation management, workplace diversity, and human resources strategies. With this expertise, you will be well qualified to execute key functions within an HR department. This major has been reviewed by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and recognized as aligning with SHRM’s Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

By earning this degree and leveraging professional contacts, you’ll be well situated to pursue a satisfying career in the fast-growing HR field, which is expected to grow 22% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Legislation and court rulings that revise standards in various areas will increase demand for human resources experts and increasing healthcare costs and coverage options should continue to spur demand.

career opportunities may include • Compensation Analyst

• Labor Relations Specialist

• Employee Relations Supervisor

• Recruitment Specialist

• Human Resources Generalist

• Training & Development Coordinator

What expertise will you gain? As a Franklin student, you will experience a full spectrum of courses that help you develop the well-rounded skills and perspective that lay a foundation for lifelong learning and enduring career success. General Education courses will enrich your professional effectiveness as you improve your skills in writing, communication, critical thinking, principles and ethics, and diversity – abilities that employers across all industries value in graduates. Business Core courses are designed to support and expand the knowledge you acquire in your major area. The Major Area coursework is not only comprehensive and immediately applicable, but can also serve as the bedrock for many graduate programs.

Program Outcomes • Encourage and initiate employee training and development • Apply organizational team-building concepts • Learn to collaborate with employee and labor relations • Discover ways to implement appropriate staffing • Research compensation and benefits options spanning multiple industries

General Education

Business Core

Major Area


ACCT 215

Financial Accounting

ACCT 225

Managerial Accounting

BSAD 220

Business Law

ECON 210

Introduction to Microeconomics

FINA 301

Principles of Finance

MGMT 312

Principles of Management

MKTG 300


HRM 300

Human Resources Management

HRM 301


HRM 302

Training & Development

HRM 401

Compensation & Benefits

HRM 402

Employee & Labor Relations

HRM 495

Strategic Human Resources Capstone Major Area Elective

Consult the Academic Bulletin for complete information on degree requirements.

Why choose Franklin University? Fully accredited and nonprofit, Franklin University has offered programs designed especially for adult learners for more than 100 years. Today, more than 11,000 students from across the country and around the world choose Franklin each year.

Gain knowledge employers need

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Each major is designed with the input of industry experts to ensure you gain relevant knowledge. Our students and graduates are known for bringing fresh thinking to the workplace. In fact, in the last year alone, 1/3 of our students earned job promotions prior to graduating. What’s more, thousands of our students and graduates are employed by the nation’s top Fortune 100 companies.

With highly competitive tuition rates that are below the national average, Franklin helps you invest in your future by keeping your education affordable. We also offer tuition assistance and payment options to fit your needs. In fact, in 2009 alone, Franklin students received more than $15 million in scholarships and grants.

Maximize previously earned credits

Take classes that work around your schedule

Community and technical college students can finish a bachelor’s degree faster by transferring up to 84 semester hours or 126 quarter hours into Franklin University. With such a seamless transfer process, it’s easy to see why 90% of Franklin students transfer credits from other schools.

If you’re like most Franklin students, you want an education that works around your schedule and offers different learning options. That’s why our courses are offered in 6-, 12-, and 15-week schedules and can be taken on campus at numerous locations, online, or a combination of both.

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Professional organizations & Affiliations Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456) and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents.

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