Business Management

101 Speakman Hall
1810 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7672
www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/business-management/

The business management curriculum is designed for students who wish to follow a broad and general curriculum. This program is ideal for adult students already in the professional environment. Students are encouraged to join a student professional organization that meets their interests and also to pursue a minor or certificate program in addition to their major. Courses taken for the major will not also count for a minor or certificate.

Online BBA Program

The Business Management major is available as an online BBA degree completion program designed for new and continuing students. Please visit the Online BBA web site for program and admission information.

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

4+1 Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.)

The 4+1 Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a Master of Education while completing the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Business Management program requirements. After completion of the programs, students earn a B.B.A. degree and an M.Ed. in Business, Computers & Information Technology Education (BCITE) or Marketing Education (ME), and a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate in BCITE or ME. There is an application process. The deadline to apply is June 15th for fall admittance. For more information please contact:

Dr. D. James Gilmour, Program Advisor
Ritter Hall 348
215-204-6197
jgilmour@temple.edu

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum. Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration including the requirements of the major listed below. Business Management students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the major and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate. To calculate the GPA in the major, use the major GPA calculator.

Major Requirements

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Requirements of Business Management

HRM 3501Power, Influence and Negotiation3
HRM 3503Communicating in Organizations3
HRM 4597Critical Skills for Effective Managers 1,23
Select three of the following:9
Health Economics
The Economics and Management of Privatization
Economics of State and Local Governments
Economic Theory of Networks
History of Economic Theory
Economic History of the United States
Public Control of Business: Antitrust
Economics of American Industry
Comparative Economic Systems
The Economics of Sports
Women in the Economy
Economics of Development and Growth
Behavioral Economics
Introduction to Health Services Systems
Healthcare Financing and Information Technology
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Leadership in the 21st Century
Sustainable Organizational Leadership
Fundamentals of Asian Business
Introduction to Asian Business
Fundamentals of Latin American Business
Law for Business
Law of Contracts
Sports and the Law
Law, Technology and E-Commerce
Entertainment Law
Environmental Law and Sustainability
Integrated Marketing Communications
Sales and Sales Management
Real Estate Fundamentals
Real Estate Practice
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking
Total Credit Hours18
1

This major capstone is taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.

2

Students cannot receive academic credit towards graduation requirements for both HRM 3502 and HRM 4597. If a student takes both, one of the courses will be deducted from the overall credits applicable towards graduation requirements.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Please note that this plan is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met.

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STAT 1001Quantitative Methods for Business I3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STAT 1102Quantitative Methods for Business II3
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
LGLS 1101Legal Environment of Business3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
STAT 2103Statistical Business Analytics (waives GenEd Quantitative Literacy requirement)4
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
MIS 2101Information Systems in Organizations3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ACCT 2102Managerial Accounting3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
BA 2101Professional Development Strategies1
BA 2196Business Communications [WI]3
RMI 2101Introduction to Risk Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
FIN 3101Financial Management3
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
BA 3102Business Society and Ethics3
HRM 3501Power, Influence and Negotiation3
Major Course - Select one Elective course from Requirements list3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
BA 3103Integrative Business Applications3
IB 3101Fundamentals of International Business3
HRM 3503Communicating in Organizations3
Major Course - Select one Elective course from Requirements list3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
BA 4101Global Business Policies3
Major Course - Select one Elective course from Requirements list3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
HRM 4597Critical Skills for Effective Managers [WI]3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124

Courses

HRM 0838. Identity & Crisis. 3 Credit Hours.

As we go through life there will be natural changes that we must deal with. For college students this involves for many being on their own for the first time, picking a major, trying to figure out a work career, dealing with a roommate and other known challenges. There will also be unplanned changes or crises that each of us will face at different times over our lives, such as the sickness/death of loved ones, broken relationships, work problems, as well as our own mortality. One goal is to face each crisis in as healthy a way as possible, without physically or emotionally hurting others or ourselves. The recent Northern Illinois and Virginia Tech University tragedies are an extreme example of how someone can lash out violently. We also attack ourselves, if not physically then mentally. Often a crisis forces conflict and then leads to self-reflection, e.g., did I contribute to this crisis through how I handled conflict? The more prepared we are to deal with a crisis and conflict , the better we can come through it, helping ourselves and perhaps affected others too. Part of this preparation can involve examining our belief systems, including religious/spiritual, but also cognitive. How can we each live in the present & accept responsibility for our lives, yet not over worry about the future or have guilt/non-forgiveness about the past? NOTE: This course fulfills the Human Behavior (GB) requirement for students under GenEd and Individual & Society (IN) for students under Core.

Course Attributes: GB

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 1101. Leadership and Organizational Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course prepares students to address the challenges of leading high performing organizations. Students will examine the enablers of principled organizational leadership and performance. Course topics include leadership, change management, decision-making, culture, team building, organizational structure and control, communication, social responsibility and sustainability, motivation, human resource management, and globalization.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Facilities Management, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Business, Business Basics, Construction Mgt Tech, Career and Technical Education, Economics - Management Career, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Horticulture, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Pre Business, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Sport & Recreation Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Tourism and Hospitality Mgmt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt, Undeclared-University Studies

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 1901. Honors Leadership and Organizational Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Open only to business designated Honors students or with special permission. This course prepares students to address the challenges of leading high performing organizations. Students will examine the enablers of principled organizational leadership and performance. Course topics include leadership, change management, decision-making, culture, team building, organizational structure and control, communication, social responsibility and sustainability, motivation, human resource management, and globalization.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Facilities Management, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Business, Business Basics, Construction Mgt Tech, Career and Technical Education, Economics - Management Career, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Horticulture, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Pre Business, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Sport & Recreation Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Tourism and Hospitality Mgmt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt, Undeclared-University Studies
Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 2501. Introduction to Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours.

What role do human resources play in organizations? How can human resources strategically add value to organizations? In this course you will survey pertinent topics related to human resource management to better understand the essential function of HRM. For instance, you will learn processes and methods to recruit and select top talent and give your organization a competitive advantage; how to train employees, conduct performance appraisals, retain employees, and motivate employees with pay and benefits. HR processes and policies will be discussed with an appreciation for the legal environment dictating the practice of HRM.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics - Management Career, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 2511. Corporate Sustainability: People, Profits & Planet. 3 Credit Hours.

After completing this course, you should have a grasp of the nature and extent of the current global environmental crisis, an understanding of the concept of sustainability, an appreciation of how organizations can take action toward sustainability through the pursuit of the "triple bottom line," and a sense of how you can contribute to the emerging "green collar workforce." The course will feature short lectures, discussions, case analyses, team debates, guest experts, opinion papers and experiential exercises.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Corporate Social Responsibilty, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 3501. Power, Influence and Negotiation. 3 Credit Hours.

Examines how influence, power, and politics are related to effective negotiation and leadership; practical and ethical issues related to negotiating tactics and conflict management are addressed. Experiential and applied exercises facilitate learning effective supervisor and negotiator strategies.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3502. Leading People at Work. 3 Credit Hours.

This course uses Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a foundation for exploring critical leadership and management skills needed in the work place. EI consists of self-awareness, self-management, relationship awareness and relationship management. Topics of study include: dealing with difficult people, time management, motivation, performance appraisal, and managing down and up the hierarchy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3503. Communicating in Organizations. 3 Credit Hours.

Explores interpersonal and managerial communication strategies in an organizational setting. Emphasis is on understanding communication practices and structures consistent with prominent approaches to management. Students also examine the conceptual underpinnings of effective communication, enhance their presentation and writing skills, and conduct a communication audit in a local business.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3504. Leadership in the 21st Century. 3 Credit Hours.

This course helps guide students towards becoming effective and ethical leaders. Development will occur through self-assessments, experiential exercises, and critical examination of effective and ineffective approaches to leadership in the modern business environment and society at large. Major topics of study include: authentic leadership behavior, ethical leadership, abusive leadership, and cross-cultural considerations.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3505. Sustainable Organizational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will help students understand and appreciate the dynamics of sustainable organizational leadership that engages with the human, financial, social, and natural environments to promote collective and individual prosperity.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3506. HR Metrics: Using Data, Scorecards and Dashboards to Drive Business Performance. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is primarily designed to prepare individuals desiring to work in a corporate human resource function, especially those individuals responsible for recruiting, compensation, training and development, employee relations, HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems), or interaction with other corporate staff functions. It may also be of interest to students preparing for general management positions with responsibilities for managing human resources, and/or reliance on reporting metrics.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3511. Compensation Management. 3 Credit Hours.

An applied examination of total reward systems in organizations in the context of relevant theoretical and legal perspectives. Topics include employee engagement, job analysis, job evaluation, performance evaluation, pay surveys, incentives, pay equity, benefits, and compensation strategy.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3512. Human Resource Management and Public Policy. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigates the nature and impact of government and other external forces on human resource management. Specifically addresses the development, intent, and implications of a range of employment laws and regulations which affect corporate human resource policy.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3513. Labor Relations: Strategy and Practice. 3 Credit Hours.

Examines the development and current operations of labor unions, the process and outcomes of collective bargaining and the impact of these institutions on management and society. Practical insights from National Labor Relations Board and grievance cases.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3531. HR on the Ground. 3 Credit Hours.

Explores how good HR practices influence an organization/s success by working in teams on a real project at a real company. Topics covered include: consulting skills, communication, presentation skills, employee engagement, employee research techniques, leadership development, project management and more based on the consulting opportunity provided by the company. Part of the final grade comes from the company.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 3565. International Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Focuses on the role of the manager in international organizations and creates awareness of differing legal environments and societal attitudes. Relates national differences to functional areas of human resource administration, including staffing, compensation, training, and labor relations.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3580. Special Topics - Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Special topics in current developments in the field of human resource management.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Management, Economics, Entrprnrship & Innovation Mgt, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, General Business Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Sci + Data Analyt, Undeclared-Business & Mngt

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3581. Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an academic course intended to give students experience applying HRM concepts in a real world work environment. In a typical assignment, students work under the mentorship of an HR professional on HRM related project(s). As part of the class, students complete an evidence-based management paper based on their work experience, complete an interview with their mentor, and participate in weekly discussion boards. Students who have identified their own internships and would like to receive course credit can also register for HRM 3581. In these instances the student should first visit CSPD to learn about the "Credit for Internship Process." Once CSPD approval is give, the student will meet with the HRM 3581 professor for permission to register. Students must be prepared to work on-site at the organization for 8-9 hours/week, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be a Human Resource Management major. HRM 2501 is the prerequisite for this course. For more detailed information on the course, please visit the course web site at www.fox.temple.edu/HRMindustryExperience.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
HRM 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3582. Independent Study. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Readings and/or papers under the supervision of a faculty member. Arranged each semester.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3682. Independent Study. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Readings and/or papers under the supervision of a faculty member. Arranged each semester.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3902. Honors Managing People at Work. 3 Credit Hours.

Honors version of HRM 3502 (0320).

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HRM 1101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 1901|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

HRM 3903. Honors - Management, Theory & Practice: From the Locker Room to the Board Room. 3 Credit Hours.

Whether a pick-up game at the local rec. center or a nationally-televised Final Four dream match-up, the game of basketball provides an ideal context for examining group dynamics, ethics, and motivation in organizations. For example, in basketball, the number one draft pick is only as dominant as the teammates (s)he electrifies. Think Michael Jordan and the notorious Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Likewise, in a corporation, the CEO is only as effective as the top management team (s)he hand-selects and mentors to success. Ball hogs, showboaters, and cheap foulers can disrupt a basketball team's rhythm in much the same way that crooks, arbitrageurs, and balance sheet cheats can impact the bottom line. In this course students will explore - directly and metaphorically - some of the tenets of basketball as they relate to the theory and practice of management in organizations.

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 3904. Honors, The Leadership Experience: Leading Yourself, Leading Change, Leading Communities. 3 Credit Hours.

Leadership is a hot topic in social sciences, management, and popular culture. Ask ten people "what makes a good leader?" and you might get ten different answers. Our subject is to explore leadership as a discipline, or as scholars. More specifically, as current Honors students, you represent our future leadership. To effectively lead, having a basic understanding of the core tenets and theoretical foundations is important, but insight into your strengths and capabilities as a potential leader is essential. Thus, this course will provide you with foundational knowledge on core principles of leadership. More importantly, this course will focus on reflection, assessment, and development on the core skill sets required of effective leaders. Finally, you will be challenged to leverage your unique strengths in a team setting to enact and inspire change within your community.

Class Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Junior 60 to 89 Credits, Senior 90 to 119 Credits, Senior/Fifth Year 120+ Credits
Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HRM 3999. Honors Thesis I. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

The first of a two-part sequence of courses in which independent research is conducted under the supervision of a thesis advisor from the Human Resource Management department resulting in a substantial piece of original research, roughly 30 to 50 pages in length upon completion of Human Resource Management 4999. The student must publicly present his/her findings at a Temple University Research Forum session or the equivalent during one of the two semesters during which these courses are undertaken.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Human Resource Management
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School
Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

HRM 4596. Organizational Staffing and Career Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Acquisition and development of human resources in organizations and career management for individuals. Emphasis on using computers to perform human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, socialization, career development, and withdrawal from work. Students must earn a grade of C- in this course if they are using it to fill the writing intensive course requirement for their degree.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Human Resource Management
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(HRM 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (HRM 3511|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR HRM 3512|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently).

HRM 4597. Critical Skills for Effective Managers. 3 Credit Hours.

The purpose of this course is to bring together Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge and skills learned in a final, capstone experience to make the student a more effective manager. Students will take a hands-on approach to assessing and improving their self-awareness, interpersonal and teamwork skills. The course will also test skills learned in other core business school courses such as your ability to identify problems, gather and analyze data to understand the problem, to develop alternative courses of action, and implement it. Because this is a writing intensive course, there will be several individual writing assignments that you will have the opportunity to draft, receive feedback and re-draft to improve your writing skills, as well as a group project. NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have passed HRM 3502. Students must earn a grade of C- in this course if they are using it to fill the writing intensive course requirement for their degree.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(HRM 3501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (HRM 3503|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently).

HRM 4999. Honors Senior Thesis II. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Independent research conducted under the supervision of a thesis advisor from the Human Resource Management Department resulting in a substantial piece of original research, roughly 30 to 50 pages in length. Student must publicly present his/her findings at a Temple University Research Forum session or the equivalent if this was not done in Human Resource Management 3999.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Human Resource Management
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business & Mngmnt, Fox School
Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
HRM 3999|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.