Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Department of Managementwww.kent.edu/business
About This Program
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a wide range of HR roles and stand out in a competitive job market with the Human Resource Management minor. With a focus on practical experience and real-world applications, this program equips you with the tools needed to effectively manage employees and promote a positive work environment. Read more...
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare the Human Resources minor, students must have a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State University GPA. No Kent State University GPA is required if the student is a first-semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective human resource management and leadership ability when presented with a human resource-related dilemma or opportunity.
- Create and communicate value for all stakeholders in the organization.
- Demonstrate understanding of legal issues related to human resource management.
The Human Resource Management minor focuses on the competitive advantage derived from the more effective use of human resource management policies, practices and procedures. 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 line managers who need to implement human resource 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 Human Resource Management minor covers a range of topic areas taught from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Students are exposed to a wide array of human resource functional areas, including staffing, performance management, training, compensation, human resource information systems and employer-employee rights and responsibilities.