Learn to unleash the best in others, and yourself.
No asset is more important to a business than its people. That's why human resources
has moved beyond practices of personnel management and staff development to become
a strategic cornerstone at many successful businesses. At UND, Human Resource Management
majors combine a thorough education in HR basics such as recruitment, compensation
and training with the fundamentals of operating a business.
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Why earn a degree in human resource management?
An organization is only as strong as the people who work for it. As a graduate of
our Human Resource Management program, you'll be prepared to carry out the critical
tasks of recruiting, selecting, compensating, training and appraising employees. And
as a student in our Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, you'll learn
how HR fits into the big picture of running an organization — because the decision-making
and planning that go into ensuring your staff shines needs to work seamlessly with
AACSB Accredited Degree
This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB
International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
Human Resource Management at UND
Gain insight from industry leaders through our Executive-in-Residence program, which brings working
professionals into the classroom.
Network with human resource professionals through student organizations such as Sigma
Iota Epsilon and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Get a nationally competitive educational experience at one of the few human resources
programs in the Upper Midwest (and the largest business school in North Dakota).
Access modern, student-focused facilities, including a computer lab, career development
center and advising center specifically for business students.
You'll graduate with the skills to move directly into responsible positions in human
resource management. Some career options include:
Human resource manager
Employee relations manager
When You Major in Human Resource Management
A Human Resource Management degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Time Management Training
UND Human Resource Management Alumni
Human Resource Management alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Altru Health Care
Meridian Health Services Corporation
Robert Hall International, Inc.
Scheels All Sports, Inc.
HR Management Course Options
MGMT 412. Training and Development. 3 Credits.
This course trains students in one of the major components (employee training and development) for Human Resource professionals as well as managers. In doing so: students are introduced to the current state of employee training and development practices; acquire a basic understanding of key issues related to the structure, the methods, and the use of technology for the training of employees; and through readings, lectures, discussions, and presentations learn to apply learning theories in the development and implementation of a strategic employee training system. Prerequisites: MGMT 302 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. F.
MGMT 407. Wage and Salary Administration. 3 Credits.
The role of a wage and salary administrator is studied. The course focuses on the fundamentals of wage theory, job evaluation and pricing, employee evaluation, individual and group incentive plans, benefits, and managerial/executive compensation. Prerequisites: MGMT 302 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, and declared CoBPA majors only. F.
MGMT 310. Organizational Behavior. 3 Credits.
The objective of this course is to allow the student to become acquainted with and experience various ways of thinking about and responding to the issues of human relations and management. The course is designed to survey the following topics at the individual, group, and organizational levels: individual perceptions, attitudes, values, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, and problem solving. Prerequisites: ECON 210 with grade of C or better, MGMT 300 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. F,S.
MGMT 410. Staffing: Recruitment and Selection. 3 Credits.
This course trains students in one of the major components (applicant recruitment and selection) for Human Resource professionals as well as managers. In doing so, students are introduced to the techniques of analyzing the effectiveness and appropriateness of various instruments used by professionals. Additionally, students are introduced to the strategies associated with the use of different recruitment and selection techniques. Prerequisites: MGMT 302 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. S.
MGMT 475. Strategic Management. 3 Credits.
This is the capstone course in business. The focus is on understanding companies, competitors, and industries, and the factors that influence long term competitive advantage. In addition to and in conjunction with these topics, students apply knowledge gained in prerequisite courses to develop integrated cross-functional business strategies. The course includes a comprehensive business exam covering material from all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites: ACCT 200, ACCT 201, ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 210, ISBC 217, MGMT 300, MGMT 301, FIN 310, MRKT 305, 95 credits, and declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.
MGMT 420. Multinational Management. 3 Credits.
This course is an introduction to the dynamics of management processes encountered in a multinational business setting. It covers comparative management systems and analysis of various environmental conditions for making effective managerial decisions within a multinational company. Adaptation to different cultures is emphasized as one of the essential components of the successful multinational management equation. Prerequisites: MGMT 300 with a grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. On demand.
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