Human Resource Management

Human resource management is the management of an organization’s employees, or its human assets. It is responsible for the attraction, selection, training, motivation, assessment, and rewarding of employees, while also overseeing organizational leadership, and culture, and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. In a unionized environment, HR managers will also serve as the company’s primary negotiator and liaison with the employees’ union. HR seeks to answer the question, “How do we get the highest performance from our people?”  The minor in Human Resources Management can be taken by any student at Methodist University.

Mission

To acquaint students with the basic skills they need to work in the Human Resource Management field.

Goals

  1. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of the functional areas of business such as, accounting, marketing, economics and finance.  
  2. Students will gain a broad understanding of the Human Resource function and how it relates to the overall management function.
  3. Students will have an understanding of the law and be able to manage the relationship between management and union organizations.
  4. Students will gain experience in Human Resource Management through internships and practical experiences.
  5. Students will demonstrate proficiency in communication and negotiation.
  6. Students will have a thorough understanding of employment laws and their impact on management.

ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Requirements for the minor in Human Resource Management

18 s. h.—BUS 3430 or PSY 3100, BUS 3750, BUS/LAW 3770, BUS/LAW 3780, LSS 3250 or BUS 3760, BUS/LAW 3910 or other courses as approved by the department chair

Program Faculty & Staff

Dena Breece, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dena Breece

Chair, Accounting, Business, Management & Marketing
(910) 630-7275
Donna Pelham, Director, MBA Program & Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Director, MBA Program
(910) 630-7423
Michael Wayland, Assistant Professor of Management

Michael Wayland

Assistant Professor of Management
(910) 630-7331
Lauren Zimmer, Reeves School of Business Internship & Experiential Learning Director

Lauren Zimmer

RSB Internship & Experiential Learning Director
(910) 630-7243
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