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Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Your Future In Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Want to help a company find the right employees? Are you a people person who enjoys interacting with others? If so, then pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management may be for you.

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 are:

  • 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 innovative teaching methods, 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.

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 get you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

A Living-Learning Community brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

The College of Business, which is one of the nation's 20 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 and promotes 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 helps distinguish 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 course work 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

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.