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).

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.

Curriculum

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.

Required Courses
MGT 360Organizational Behavior (Fall) 13
MGT 364Human Resources Management (Spring) 13
Minor Elective Courses
Select three of the following (one from each academic discipline- COM, MGT, PSY):9
Relational Communication
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
Personality Psychology
Cultural Psychology
Leadership and Motivation (Spring)
Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences (Fall)
Total Credits15