Your Future In Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

You can help an organization develop a competitive advantage by attracting, hiring and retaining qualified, productive employees. Human resource professionals also work closely with senior management to set, develop and implement workplace policies.

In addition to traditional human resource positions in managing benefits and payroll, other career options include:

  • Compensation manager
  • Education or training manager
  • Equal employment opportunity officer
  • Human resource generalist
  • Industrial relations manager
  • Recruiter

What we offer

The Department of Management’s top priority is its students. We demonstrate this through the ongoing assessment of our curriculum, faculty-led research, and service to the profession and community. Our curriculum follows the certification guidelines established by the internationally recognized Society for Human Resource Management.

In addition to being innovative teachers, faculty members are experienced practitioners and consultants for various businesses and organizations. They conduct research to remain current on industry trends. Their experiences and research complement a curriculum that examines:

  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Legal aspects of employment benefits
  • Recruitment, selection and placement
  • Workplace health and safety

Study abroad programs allow you to examine organizational behavior issues globally by visiting European industrial sites, experiencing Asian marketplaces and observing coffee harvests in Latin America.

Scholarships sponsored by the department and college are available to help you pursue your degree. More information about scholarships is available at our website.

You can meet professionals in the field through our student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, which has been recognized as a top chapter. The Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners in the region to provide you with the necessary skills to be competitive in the workforce.

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business schools, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This recognition means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders by promoting interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The facility — which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

During most of your freshman and sophomore semesters, you’ll work to complete the university’s core curriculum (42 credit hours) and the college’s pre-business requirements (15 to 24 credit hours). The remaining coursework is divided into:

  • 24 credit hours of business foundation courses
  • 18 credit hours of organizational behavior and human resource management courses
  • 12 credit hours of approved supporting courses