Human Resources Development Major

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Program Outcomes:
Students in Human Resources Development are prepared to work effectively as professionals whose focus is helping organizations maximize the investment made in employees. The Notre Dame graduate will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and understand the Human Resource professional’s role in working with the organization’s management team and be able to carry out the functions of job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, orientation, performance appraisal and compensation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Human Resources Development will be able to:

  • Organize, analyze, summarize and communicate information in order to solve abstract problems and formulate recommendations.
  • Identify and apply leadership skills to employee-management situations and work teams.
  • Condense complex business issues into coherent written statements and oral presentations.
  • Recognize and analyze ethical issues and develop appropriate resolutions for situations that occur in personal and business environments.
  • Demonstrate awareness of economic, environmental, political, cultural, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts of business, both domestically and globally. 

All students take a core of courses in the fields of Business Administration and Human Resources Development.

Selected Business Administration Core (38 Credits)
BU 155 Accounting Principles I
BU 156 Accounting Principles II
BU 235 Management Information Systems
BU 240 Management Principles
BU 360 Corporate Finance
BU 426 Strategic Management
BU 473 Business Law I
BU 395 or 495 Internship
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
IS 260 Computer Decision-Making Applications
MA 221 Statistics I

Human Resources Development Core (27 Credits) 
BU 300 Principles of Supervision 
BU 341 Human Resources Management 
BU 345 Organizational Behavior
BU 355 Compensation and Benefits 
BU 436 Labor Relations
PY 201 General Psychology
PY 260 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
SO 305 Minority Groups

Select one (3 credits)
CA 201 Interpersonal Communication
SO 425 Conflict Management

Recommended Coursework:
BU 388 Business Ethics
PH 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Communications course

A communication course such as:
CA 201 Interpersonal Communication
CA 374 Presentation Techniques
CA 376 Intercultural Communication
CA 380 Organizational Communication  


November 30

Daily Mass

11:30 AM
Monday November 30, 11:30am
E.g., 11/29/15
E.g., 11/29/15