2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Resource Management, B.S.

The Human Resource Management program at Maryville University is aligned with the competencies and Human Resource content areas of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Students will gain the business, leadership, and interpersonal skills, as well as the HR expertise, needed to work effectively with diverse human resources in a variety of organizational settings. Students will learn how to apply modern HR principles and technology to facilitate talent recruitment and development to meet the strategic goals of an organization. The coursework includes current issues, trends, and technology relevant to the field of human resources, and emphasizes the effective management of an organization’s employees.

Students will complete the required set of business core courses (including Finance, Business Law, Marketing, and Management) as well as the specific requirements for a Human Resource Management major to ensure they have the business and human resource knowledge and skills necessary to launch a career, and succeed, in the field of human resource management. Potential career options include Human Resources Manager, Compensation/Benefits Manager, Training and Development Manager, Talent Acquisition Coordinator in such fields as Healthcare, Finance, Technology, Building and Construction, and Government among others. Students who wish to sit for the SHRM-SCP certification exam must have senior standing, and have completed 500 hours of experiential learning in the area of human resources (these hours may be acquired through internship experiences, campus work, and/or part- or full-time work).
Program Goals/Learning Outcomes:
A graduate of Maryville University with a major in Human Resource Management should be able to:

  • Synthesize core business knowledge and practices with HR-specific knowledge and practices
  • Apply effective communication skills in all aspects of the HR role (e.g., talent acquisition, talent management, workforce diversity, training and development, and relationship management)
  • Analyze organizational needs, conduct job analyses, prepare job descriptions, and implement talent recruitment process to meet strategic workforce plan
  • Comprehend and apply knowledge and skills in HR work with diverse individuals and within a global environment
  • Conduct data analyses and use key findings to make decisions regarding work effectiveness (e.g., talent recruitment, training and development, performance analysis, compensation and benefits)
  • Create policies and procedures, and behave, in accordance with appropriate HR legal and ethical standards in all aspects of one’s work (e.g., talent acquisition, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, mergers and acquisitions, workplace health and safety)

The John E. Simon School of Business introduced the new BS in Human Resource Management in the 2020-21 academic year. This Degree, as are all programs at Maryville University, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). However, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), our specialized accrediting organization, will not add any new majors to the list of accredited programs until the new program has been offered for two years, and its first students have graduated.

General Education Requirements

(39 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Five Humanities electives

Social Science

(1 course)

  • Social Science elective

Natural Science

(1 course)

  • Science elective

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

Business Early Access Information

Many of our online undergraduate programs offer the ability for students to pursue Early Access credits that can be applied to certain graduate programs.
If you’re a qualified undergraduate student and you have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to connect with an advisor and explore the possibility of utilizing our Early Access program. Click here for more information.