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.
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