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Explore human resource management at Columbia College
Human resource professionals provide direction to organizations by helping recruit, train and retain talented employees.
The Human Resource Management major at Columbia College is a good choice if you want to learn how to steer the strategic direction and effectiveness of an organization while applying concepts to help manage and retain the most important asset – human capital.
According to the NCES, “in 2016–17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business” . Your degree will be grounded in a liberal arts education, giving you advanced communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Opportunities to study:
- Compensation & benefits
- Diversity in organizations
- HR management
- Staffing & performance management
- Training & development
Prepare to work in human resources
Every industry relies on professionals to oversee employment, compensation and benefits, employee policies and training and development.
At Columbia College, you’ll graduate ready to contribute to the strategic goals of an organization. Prepare to coordinate an organization’s workforce, manage benefit programs, recruit new talent and retain employees.
In addition to having business know-how and practical HR skills, you’ll also gain a better understanding of organizational and human behavior.
Employment of HR professions is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some possible paths include:
- Administrative services
- Benefits & compensation management
- Human resource management
- Human resource support
- Labor relations
- Risk management
- Talent acquisition
- Training & development
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
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Available program formats
- Core requirements 69 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
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The focus of this course is "Total Compensation." Direct and indirect compensation systems are evaluated to determine how organizations design the appropriate systems for their businesses. Topics include base pay systems, variable pay, executive compensation, benefit options, and government-mandated benefit. Prerequisite: MGMT 261.
Successful inclusion is the outcome sought from good diversity management. Students will develop interpersonal skills needed to manage varying diverse work groups and the impact of cultural factors influencing behavior. Students will understand the business case for diversity leading to better problem solving. Prerequisite: MGMT 230.
The course researches, discusses, explores, and demonstrates the ability to use emerging social media and marketing technologies for marketing and public relations uses within a for-profit or not-for-profit firm. Scholarly research writings from marketing and PR professionals are reviewed and discussed. Students apply the online marketing and PR concepts in real time social media and marketing usage. Topics covered may include: blogs, Twitter, Facebook, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, viral video, and other emerging web technologies. Introduction to individual and environmental determinants of the behavior of consumers. Use of knowledge of consumers' behavior to plan, implement, and control marketing activities. Prerequisite: MKTG 210.
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include collection of data, numerical and graphical descriptive methods, linear correlation and regression, probability concepts and distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 104, or a score of 20 or higher on the math portion of the ACT or a score of 480 or higher on the math portion of the SAT or a passing score on the Columbia College math placement exam. G.E.
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