Human Resource Management

The management of human resources has become one of the most important aspects of business management today. Mount Mercy's human resources management students understand the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead employees in any area or level of the organization.

Our human resource management major is one of only 10 undergraduate programs across the country to be endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) based on the guidelines created by SHRM and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Thirteen major content areas, based on extensive research analysis, prepare students to lead employees in high performance work practices.

The major can also help students prepare for the Human Resource Management Certification programs (PHR and GPHR) that are available through the Society of Human Resource Management.

The human resource degree provides students with:

  • The ability to identify the internal and external organizational environment, and predict the impact on the human resources of the organization
  • The proper processes and tools for negotiation and resolving disputes
  • The knowledge and skill to develop effective human resource strategy and planning for innovation in a global environment
  • Preparation to evaluate ethical, social, civic, cultural, and political issues and how they relate to and impact the human resources of an organization


In addition to the Business core, the following courses are required for a major in human resource management:

 BN 304 Human Resources Management

BN 380 Organizational Behavior

BN 392 Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management

BN 386 Compensation, Benefits, and Evaluation

1 Human Resource Management elective

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For more information, contact the program coordinator or view the university catalog.

Tracy TunwallTracy Tunwall, MBA, SPHR
Assistant Professor of Business
ttunwall@mtmercy.edu