Learn to manage the people that make a company successful: You’ll do that here.

A human resource management degree prepares you for a career in management and the development of talent. Our graduates work in HR, recruitment, retention compliance, and legal strategy.

What You’ll Do

As a human resource management major at Southeast, you’ll gain incredible real-world learning experience including many opportunities outside the classroom.

  • Interact with qualified, award-winning faculty in a small class environment.
  • Study in Robert A. Dempster Hall, an efficient and beautiful business building with a look and feel of a corporate environment.
  • Have access to more than 30 study-abroad programs offered within the Harrison College of Business.
  • Have access to Southeast’s Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, one of the largest entrepreneurship programs in the Midwest. Entrepreneurial studies prepare students to be creative and innovative in their chosen careers.

Outcomes & Careers 

  • 98% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate 

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Management report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $63k+

    Human Resources Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Human Resources Specialist is $63,490.

  • $121k+

    Human Resources Director

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Human Resources Director is $121,220.

  • $69k 

    Recruitment Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Supply Chain Manager is approximately $69,430.

What You'll Study

As a human resource management major, you’ll learn principles in leadership, business, management, and professionalism. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours. 

Business Administration Core – 33 Hours Required

Required Courses:

  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • QM352 Quantitative Analysis (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From*:

  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

Support Courses – 30 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.

  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA400 Applied Ethical Leadership (3)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A or MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM257 Business Statistics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

NOTE: All 100 and 200 level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300 level business core and business major courses.

Management Major Courses – 27 Hour Major – No Minor Required

(Cannot double count elective choices in more than one option.)

Required Management Core Courses:

  • MI001 Microsoft Excel Certification (0)
  • ER361 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MG356 Foundations of Human Resource Management (3)
  • MG470 Leadership in Management (3)

Real World Experience – Choose one option:

  • Participate in departmentally approved international academic program

OR

  • Complete departmentally approved internship

Human Resource Management Option:

  • MG416 Acquiring Talent (3)
  • MG436 Compensating Talent (3)
  • MG566 Legal & Union Issues in HR (3)

Choose 9 Hours From:

  • EC380 Labor Economics (3)
  • MG354 Business Negotiation: Concepts and Practice (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • MG426 Managing & Developing Talent (3)
  • MG456 Topics in Human Resource Management (3)
  • MG471-473 Management Internship (1-3)
  • MG550 Improving Team Performance (3)
  • MG562 Organization Theory & Design (3)
"Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this program of study.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  

  • UI100 (1)  
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BA101 (3) 
  • MA116 or MA123 (3) 
  • MI001 (0) 
  • MI101 (3)  
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • EN140 (3)  
  • SC105 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Sophomore Year  

Fall Semester (17 Hours)  

  • AC221 (3)  
  • BA252 (2)  
  • EC215 (3)  
  • QM257 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • AC222 (3)  
  • BL255 (3)  
  • EC225 (3)  
  • QM258 (3)  
  • MG301 (3)  

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Junior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • FI361 (3)  
  • MG356 (3)  
  • MK301 (3)  
  • QM352 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • ER361 (3)  
  • MG566 (3)  
  • MI375 (3)  
  • MG Elective (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  

  • BA452 (1) 
  • International Course (3)  
  • MG416 (3)  
  • MG470 (3)  
  • MG Elective (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • BA400 (3)  
  • BA490 (3)  
  • MG436 (3)  
  • MG Elective (3) 
  • Real World Experience (3) 

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA

A minimum 2.25 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a BSBA degree.

Become a Redhawk.

Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

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Department of Management
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(573) 651-2121
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Office Location
Dempster Hall, 260
Mailing Address
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701