Human Resource Management

(Bachelor of Business Administration)

The Human Resource Management major in UW-Green Bay's Cofrin School of Business provides students with in-depth knowledge in the Human Resources Management domain through a rigorous curriculum with courses covering important topics in HR such as employee retention and development, recruitment and selection, compensation, job performance and cutting-edge topics such as HR Analytics. 

The program provides considerable exposure to the liberal arts and develops the critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, quantitative and computer skills needed by graduates to successfully serve as leaders within modern organizations. The program also addresses contemporary organizational issues such as global competition, social responsibility and ethics, sustainability, and the relationship between organizations and various environmental forces.

In the HRM major students begin their studies by taking general education courses as well as introductory-level business courses. Additionally, students take courses providing an overall understanding of business such as the basics of Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Management and Finance among others. Finally, students take HRM-focused upper-level courses and complete a capstone course, prior to applying for graduation.

Our HRM faculty are experts in their field who use a variety of pedagogical practices and connect the classroom to the real-world. Students are also encouraged to complete internships for credit.

Entrance and Exit Requirements

Students can declare a major in Human Resources Management at any time with any number of credits through a simple online process.  To declare, students must complete an online Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate e-form, which includes reading and accepting an Honor Code (pre-declaration form). Your advisor will be assigned to you after the e-form is received.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to proceed in the course progression. All students must meet this exit requirement to graduate. Students intending to graduate with this major must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.


Foundational Courses30-34
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
Spreadsheet and Information Systems
Principles of Sustainability in Business
Business and Its Environment
Business Ethics
Principles of Supply Chain Management
Statistics (choose one)
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Writing (choose one)
Professional Writing for Business Majors 1
Research and Rhetoric
Upper-Level Foundational Courses42
Legal Environment of Business
Corporation Finance
Organizational Behavior
e-Entrepreneurship and Digital Management
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Project Management
Human Resource Management Required Courses
Employee Development and Training
Recruitment and Selection
Employment Law
Compensation and Benefits Planning
Employee Relations
Performance Management and Job Analysis
Human Resource Management Analytics
Capstone Experience3
Capstone in Business Strategy
Total Credits75-79


Required courses:15
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Employee Development and Training
Recruitment and Selection
Employment Law
Employee Relations
Elective courses (Choose any three credits) 3
Persuasion and Argumentation
Organizational Communication
Theories of the Interview
Compensation and Benefits Planning
Performance Management and Job Analysis
Human Resource Management Analytics
Project/Research Assistantship
Independent Study
Social Psychology
Cultural Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Psychological Testing
Theories of Personality
Health Psychology
Total Credits18


Allen Huffcutt; Professor; Ph.D., Texas AM University

Sampath Kumar; Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis*

Vallari Chandna; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas, chair

Heather Clarke; Associate Professor; Ph.D., Memorial University

David J Radosevich; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York*

Dianne Murphy; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Md Tarique Newaz; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Aniruddha Pangarkar; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Susan Craver; Lecturer; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Kathy McKee; Lecturer; D.B.A., University of Wisconsin - Whitewater