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College of Business Administration
Department of Management and Information Systems

A432 Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-1140

The competitive advantage derived from the more effective use of human resource management policies, practices and procedures is the focus of the Human Resources Management minor. The minor is relevant to a variety of students who want to learn to better manage a company’s human resources in many positions after graduation, including the following: line managers who need to implement human resources policies as they hire and manage the performance of their employees; entrepreneurs who need a fundamental knowledge of human resources management to run their companies more effectively; and members of not-for-profit organizations who need to understand the basics because they rarely are able to hire human resources staff. The minor covers a range of topic areas taught from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Students are exposed to a wide array of human resources functional areas, including staffing, performance management, training, compensation, human resource information systems and employer-employee rights and responsibilities.

Requirement to declare the human resource management minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 overall GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required

Requirement to graduate with Human Resource Management minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 GPA (including all attempts in 30000-40000 level courses) required in the minor courses

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  MIS 24163 Principles of Management 3
  MIS 34180 Human Resource Management 3
  MIS 44091 Seminar in Human Resource Management 1 3
  MIS 44183 Developing and Training Human Resources in Organizations 1 3
  MIS 44195 Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management 2 3
  Electives: choose one of the following: 3
Dynamics of Leadership (3)      or
Learning to Lead (3)
  MIS 34185 Individual and Group Behavior (3)  
  1. Course offered fall semester only.
  2. Course offered spring semester only.

Program Policies:

  • Students should plan on four semesters to complete this minor due to sequencing and availability of courses.
  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper division (30-40000 level), and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Students may not pursue a minor and major in the same discipline.