Human Resource Management Minor

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).


Required Courses
MGT 360Organizational Behavior (Fall) 13
MGT 364Human Resources Management (Spring) 13
MGT 460Ethical Power and Influence for Leaders (Spring) 13
Minor Elective Courses
Select three of the following (at least one in COM and one in PSY):9
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication (Fall)
Organizational Communication (Fall)
Training and Development (Spring)
Interviewing (not offered every academic year)
Employee and Labor Relations (not offered every academic year)
Internship in Human Resource Management
Leadership and Motivation (Spring)
Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences (Fall)
Total Credits18

For non-business majors, MGT 101 can be waived. Alternatively, many non-business majors add a business management minor with ease. Please email the faculty member teaching the course for the waiver.