Sep 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Management, B.S. Human Resource Management Track

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Advisement for the major is available from the Management  Department

Management, B.S. Human Resource Management Track Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

Human resource management (HRM) involves the strategic management of employees who, individually and collectively, contribute to the attainment of the strategic objectives of the organization. HRM enables the organization to achieve its strategic goals by attracting, developing, motivating and retaining its employees, and by functioning as the mediator between the organization’s management and its employees. As organizations have increasingly realized the impact that the human resources function can have on the bottom line, HR has become an essential and growing field within organizations. Accordingly, the HR profession is projected by the Department of Labor to continue to grow.

The track requires completion of the professional core and ABLE requirement for a management major, as well as the required and elective courses listed here. Completion of the track prepares graduates to be competitive candidates for entry-level professional HR positions in any organization, both within the private and public sectors, immediately upon graduation. They will also be well-prepared to successfully complete HR certification exams.

Management Policies & Procedures

  • A student with an intended management major will be classified in a pre-professional track until the student has applied to and been accepted in the management B.S. major.

  • Management majors must submit applications for admission to the Professional Program. No management student will be allowed to remain in 300/400 level Perdue School courses if s/he has not submitted this application.

  • All Management majors need to complete Track Requirements (5 courses), Human Resource Elective (1 course), Internship Requirement (1 course), MGMT 320 MGMT 325  and MGMT 492  with a C grade or higher.

  • Lower division core, upper division core, major and special requirements may be repeated only once. Students desiring to repeat an SU course to improve a grade must repeat that course at SU.

  • Upper division major courses are to be taken at SU. A maximum of 6 credit hours of comparable courses may be approved if taken at AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools.

  • For Additional Policies and Procedures: Please refer to the Department of Management.

ABLE Requirement

The applied business learning experience (ABLE) is normally completed during the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year and can be met through an internship. Internships are normally completed off campus at a variety of business, government or not-for-profit organizations.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Perdue School Pre-Professional Core

Complete the Following:

Complete 1 of the Following:

Complete 1 of the Following:

Professional Program Admission Requirements

Complete the following for admission into the Professional Program:

  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher in the pre-professional core courses is required for admission into the Professional Program, including those courses taken at another institution. Additional students may be admitted by descending order of GPA (in pre-professional core courses) in numbers sufficient to maintain a quality student/faculty ratio. A GPA calculator is available to assist you online.

  • Students may repeat each business course one time only. If students exceed repeats, they will not be admissible to the Professional Program.

  • Students must have completed 56 total credit hours of college courses to be admitted into the Professional Program.

  • Turn in applications by December 1 for Winter or Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission.

  • Complete at least 9 out of 11 Pre-Professional Courses (26 credits):

Upper Division/Professional Core (6 Courses)

MGMT 320 MGMT 325  and MGMT 492  should be completed with a C or Better.

* Prerequisites to MGMT 492  

** MGMT 320 /MKTG 330  are prerequisites to all upper division management/marketing coursework.

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIIA (Humanities), IIIB (Sociale Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

Human Resource Management Track Requirements (5 Courses)

Complete the Following with a C or Better:

Complete 1 of the Following with a C or Better:

(Students taking both MGMT 454  and MGMT 456  may count the second as a human resources Elective.)

Human Resource Management Track Elective (1 Course)

Complete 1 from the Following with C or Better:

ABLE Requirement (1 Course) with a C or Better:

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