Why Study Human Resources Management at IU Southeast?

A certificate in Human Resources Management will assist business professionals in transitioning to a new career or just increase their business knowledge and skills to be able to take on new challenges in the areas such as staffing, compensating and training. HRM is an exciting constantly changing field. Choosing a career in HR begins with a solid foundation. The HR concentration at IU Southeast is accredited by the Society for Human Resources Management. This is the largest and most respected professional HR organization in the world. The HR concentration at IU Southeast is proud to be recognized by this group as meeting the standards of high-quality HR education.

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Human Resources Management (HRM) consists of the policies, practices and systems that influence and support the behavior, attitudes and performance of employees. The type of work HR professionals typically perform includes the development and implementation of a large variety of human resource functions and programs such as hiring, staffing, training, human resource development, performance management, equal opportunity compliance, safety management, employee relations, wellness, communication, and motivation programs.

All students entering the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling.

Previous equivalent coursework can fulfill some of the course requirements listed below. To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HRM,

  1. five of the courses listed below must be successfully completed (C- or better) and
  2. at least four of the courses listed below must be successfully completed (C- or better) at IUS after undergraduate degree completion.

Coursework to prepare for Certificate in Human Resources Management

  • BUS-W 301 Principles of Management
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management P: Z302
  • BUS-Z 441 Wage and Salary Administration P: Z302 and Z440
  • BUS-Z 443 Developing Employee Skills P: Z302 and Z440
  • BUS-Z 444 Personnel Research and Measurement P: Z302 and Z440
  • BUS-Z 445 Human Resource Selection P: Z302 and Z440

Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs

BUS–W 301 Principles of Management. (3 cr.)
Designed to synthesize knowledge of principles and functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and decision making.

BUS–Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
Nature of human resource development and utilization in modern organizations. Establishment and operation of a total human resource program. Includes recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, benefit programs, role of personnel department, and role of government.

BUS–Z 441 Wage and Salary Administration (3 cr.)
Survey of problems faced by modern managers of compensation systems. In-depth look at the roles of company, government, union, and employee in the design and administration of total compensation systems. A description of the type of wage and salary systems currently in use, their advantages and disadvantages, and extent of current use.

BUS–Z 443 Developing Employee Skills (3 cr.)
Employee Skills Development is a broad, ongoing multifaceted set of activities (training activities among them) intended to bring someone, or an organization, up to another threshold of performance, often to perform some job or new role in the future. The course explores identifying gaps in performance, determining the best interventions to improve performance, and assessing the outcomes of those interventions.

BUS–Z 444 Personnel Research and Measurement (3 cr.)
Personnel research through review and evaluation of studies in appropriate journals, opportunity to master personnel measurement techniques. Job analysis, job evaluation, wage curve computation, predictor validation techniques, morale measurement, and personnel auditing.

BUS–Z 445 Human Resource Selection (3 cr.)
Prepares the student in effective ways to identify the best candidates for a position through a structured, job-focused interviewing process, where interviewers have effective interviewing skills and understand the legal aspects of employment practices.



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David Eplion
Associate Professor of Management
Phone: (812) 941-2269
Office Location: HH 006
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Kenneth J. Harris
Associate Professor of Management
Phone: (812) 941-2501
Office Location: HH 117
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Thomas J. Keefe
Professor of Business Administration
Phone: (812) 941-2628
Office Location: HH 024
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Alysa D. Lambert
Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management
Co-editor of the Journal of Business Disciplines
Phone: (812) 941-2453
Office Location: HH 014
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