Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management (OB/HRM)

People are the most critical resource a business has, and effective utilization of employee capability is the focus of the concentration in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management. Evaluating the needs of an organization, finding people to fill those needs, and providing an optimum environment conducive to high levels of motivation and performance are all aspects of the OB/HRM function in a business. Being current with the latest research, policies and thinking is an integral part of the concentration. Special attention is given in this concentration to issues of diversity management and effective team development skills. Classes in this concentration are available to both concentration majors and to other undergraduate and graduate students for their elective course work.

Course work focuses both on topics in Organizational Behavior and Theory, and on topics in traditional Human Resource Management functions. Students will become prepared to work as general managers in organizations, as change agents for organizational development and design, and as human resource management professionals and consultants. In the past, sponsored human resource management internships include companies such as The Hyatt Regency, Bank of America, Jaynes Corporation, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Courses recently revised and newly developed include Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development, Diversity - Human Relations Laboratory, Men, Women, and Leadership, and American Indian Business and Management. OB/HRM faculty advise the Society for Human Resources Management, and the American Indian Business Association.

OB/HRM Curriculum Information and Checklists

For more information about updated courses and programs:

OB/HRM Faculty Concentration Advisor

Robert DelCampo

Department Contact Information

Jacqueline Hood
  • Jacqueline Hood
  • Department Chair
  • Phone: (505) 277-7279
  • Office: ASM 2122
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  • Bio: Jackie Hood is the Chair of the Organizational Studies Department and Creative Enterprise Endowed Professor at the Anderson School of Management. Dr. Hood has written numerous articles for management, entrepreneurship, and psychology journals and has presented a number of papers at academic conferences. Her current research areas include adult attachment, bullying in the workplace, management of diversity, and networking and social capital. In addition to her academic research and teaching, Dr. Hood has served as an organizational behavior and organizational development consultant to a variety of international organizations. Her consulting activities have included top management team building, executive coaching, facilitating strategic management initiatives, mediating conflict situations, and management training for executives. Dr. Hood’s teaching includes classes in Organizational Behavior and Diversity, Leadership, Power and Influence, Team Dynamics, and other topics related to the management of people in organizations.

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