Human Resource Management 

Bachelor of Business Administration 

Department of Management

Human resource management is the process of attracting the most qualified employees and to match them to the jobs for which they are best suited. This involves the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new employees as well as providing training programs to improve employee performance. Human resource management professionals also design and oversee the use of performance appraisal systems, establish and maintain a pay and benefits system, and deal with employee grievances and discipline issues. These activities all require extensive knowledge of a firm and all individual jobs held as well as the legal environment.

The Human Resource Management program at Wichita State University prepares you to meet the certification requirements for human resource professionals established by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Wichita State University Student Chapter of SHRM is very active and helps students make important professional contacts. Wichita State University is the only Kansas Board of Regents institution to offer a degree program in human resource management.

Foundation Skills
ENGL 100/101 – College English I
ENGL 102 – College English II
COMM 111 – Public Speaking
MATH 111 or 112 – College Algebra or Pre-Calculus
General Education Requirements
Fine Arts Intro
Hum Intro 
Econ 201 
Math 144 
*First Year Seminar    Please See an Advisor   
     IB 333
     ENTR 310
     FA/HUM/MNS 300+ level
Advanced Standing Requirements
MATH 144  – Business Calculus
ECON 201 – Macroeconomics
ECON 202 – Microeconomics
ECON 231 – Business Statistics
ECON 232 – Statistical Software Applications - 1 cr.
BADM 100 - Exploring the World of Business
BADM 162 – Business Software: Excel - 1 cr.
ACCT 210 – Financial Accounting
ACCT 220 – Managerial Accounting
NOTE: All courses are 3 credits unless noted otherwise
Business Core Requirements
MKT 300 – Marketing
ENTR 310 – The Entrepreneurial Experience
IB 333 – International Business
FIN 340 – Financial Management I
DS 350 – Introduction to Production & Operations Management
MGMT 360 – Principles of Management
MIS 395 – Management Information Systems
BLAW 431 – Legal Environment of Business
MGMT 681 – Strategic Management
Human Resource Management Major Requirements
HRM 466 – Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
HRM 665 – Employment Law
HRM 666 – Talent Acquisition
HRM 668 – Performance Management and Incentives
HRM 669 – Learning in Organizations
Select 6 credit hours from the following:
MGMT 460 – Designing Successful Organizations
MGMT 462 - High Performance Leadership
MGMT 463 – Building Remarkable Teams
MGMT 464 - Communicating Effectively in Organizations
MGMT 662 - Managing in Diverse Organizations
Other courses may be used with advisor consent, including:
HRM 481 - Cooperative Education,
HRM 491 - Independent Study/Project
HRM 690 - Seminar in Selected Topics
(A maximum of 3 credit hours co-op may be used in the major).
Specific Requirements for Human Resource Management Majors
  • All majors must have at least 12 unduplicated credit hours.
  • HRM major consists of 21 credit hours. Some courses have prerequisites.

Human Resource Management Degree Completion Plan PDF