Enhance Your Major

ODU’s minor in Human Resource Management (HRM) prepares students for careers as human resource professionals. Students gain knowledge in the areas of recruitment, training and development, employee retention, diversity management, and employee relations.  

Students are equipped with knowledge and competencies to stay abreast of current trends in the workplace and the changing nature of human resource management, whether their role is to manage their own business, recruit and hire top talent, develop and retain human talent, or ethically manage human capital in a diverse workforce. 

The minor in HRM will complement any major and is designed for both non-business and business majors.

It is expected that three types of students will be drawn to courses in HRM:

  • Students who wish to learn about the management of human capital as a way of preparing for a career in Human Resources
  • Students preparing for careers in other fields that require some knowledge of training
  • Students who expect to go on to careers in labor relations.

Course Requirements

View course descriptions for pre- and co-requisites.

Courses Credits
BUS 240 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 373 Managing the Diverse Workforce 3
BUS 443 Recruitment and Staffing 3
BUS 444 Talent Development 3


Select one course from the following:

Courses Credits
Total Credits Required 18
BUS 250 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 301 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation for Managers 3
BUS 350 Life and Health Insurance 3

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For more information about adding this minor to your education plan, please contact the Office of Advising & Student Success.

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