Human Resources Management Mission Statement
Westminster College’s Bachelor of Science in the Human Resources Management degree program prepares students by building a foundation for successful entrepreneurship through strategic management, organizational behavior, ethics and effective leadership and change. Students explore multiple disciplines and participate in hands-on opportunities, while experiencing a variety of business structures.
- To develop an understanding of contemporary theory and principles of managing in the American workplace: managing human resources, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, economic fundamentals and quantitative analysis.
- To develop competency in data analysis and statistical reasoning.
- To develop effective interpersonal communication in small group settings and teams.
- To develop the ability to think critically and creatively as a basis for written communications appropriate for a business situation.
- To gain career entry or graduate study after the completion of a degree with a major in Human Resources Management.
The Human Resources Management major enables students to apply concepts, theories, and methods to organizational processes, with an emphasis on human resources functions. With a solid course background in business, psychology, and related disciplines, students in this major will be prepared to assess and explain organizational phenomena from multiple disciplinary lenses; to understand the importance of various technologies for and their effects on human resources functions; and to develop an awareness of multicultural and global issues that relate to organizational behavior. This major will prepare students for direct employment in such human resources functions as: worker selection, worker evaluation and career development, benefits administration, human relations, training, employment law, and program and institutional evaluation, as well as for graduate work in human resource management or organizational psychology programs.