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Human Resource Management Minor

College of Business Administration
Academic Advising Office
Room 107, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2872

The competitive advantage derived from the more effective use of human resource management policies, practices and procedures is the focus of the Human Resources Management minor. The minor is relevant to a variety of students who want to learn to better manage a company’s human resources in many positions after graduation, including the following: line managers who need to implement human resources policies as they hire and manage the performance of their employees; entrepreneurs who need a fundamental knowledge of human resources management to run their companies more effectively; and members of not-for-profit organizations who need to understand the basics because they rarely are able to hire human resources staff. The minor covers a range of topic areas taught from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Students are exposed to a wide array of human resources functional areas, including staffing, performance management, training, compensation, human resource information systems and employer-employee rights and responsibilities.

Course Title Credits
MIS 24163 Principles of Management 3
34180 Human Resource Management 3
44091 Seminar in Human Resource Management * 3
44183 Developing and Training Human Resources in Organizations * 3
44195 Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management ** 3
Electives: choose one of the following:

MIS 34165

Dynamics of Leadership (3)
Learning to Lead (3)
34185 Individual and Group Behavior (3)  

*Course offered fall semester only.
**Course offered spring semester only.

Requirement to declare the human resource management minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required

Requirement to graduate with Human Resource Management minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (including all attempts in 30000-40000 level course) is required in the minor courses


  1. Students should plan on four semesters to complete this minor due to sequencing and availability of courses.
  2. To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.
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