A student studying the Minor in Human Resources through Personalized Learning analyzes core elements and current case studies that apply to managing human capital. Students assimilate critical knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in managing employees in today’s global workforce. Topics include HR law, strategic recruitment/retention, total compensation, strategic/critical thinking and business planning, and employee training. The program focuses on current issues and theory-to-practice exercises to supplement the HR management skills of organizational managers or business owners.
Core competencies for this minor are based on qualities industry leaders identify as most valuable and that are identified as critical in the field of HR management by the Society for Human Resource Management. Topics include including managing human capital, strategic recruitment/retention, total compensation, strategic/critical thinking and business planning, and employee training.
A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
In addition to University Requirements:
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||18|
Student Learning Outcomes
Personalized Learning Competencies for the Minor in Human Resources
Completion of the competencies will result in the awarding of credit for NAU classes.
C.1 Review human resource management’s role in organizational training
C.2 Examine advanced concepts in employment law and regulatory environments
C.3 Evaluate strategic roles in human resource management
C.4 Assess effective total employee compensation plans
C.5 Analyze management principles from a global perspective
C.6 Engage in strategic, critical and innovative thinking
C.7 Recruit and manage talent as part of a strategic business plan
Course Credit Earned - Minor Courses 18 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your faculty mentor for details.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.