Management and Leadership/Human Resource Management Double Major

Program Overview

Rider’s management and leadership major gives students the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Whether students are looking for a position with a medium to large organization or thinking of starting companies of their own, the management and leadership major provides the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful.

Human Resource Management (HRM) professionals are vital to organizations. With private and public-sector organizations becoming more concerned with issues such as legal compliance, corporate culture and ensuring employee work behaviors are aligned with strategic objectives, the demand for well-trained HRM professionals is constantly growing. They establish and implement policies that affect such organizational functions as recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits.

Curriculum Overview

Management and Leadership

Rider’s management and leadership major opens the possibility of becoming a manager and leader in any industry or field. Businesses want their new employees to handle themselves as subordinates, supervisors and team members. Our management and leadership major provides hands-on training in these people skills. The major also provides students with a comprehensive understanding of management theories, so that students don’t have to learn what works and what doesn’t by trial-and-error on-the-job.

Human Resource Management

Human resource management professionals establish and implement policies that influence recruitment, selection, training and development of employees. They also work in areas of development, performance management, compensation, and benefits. HRM professionals may be involved with human resource planning, job design and developing and implementing strategy.

The department majors are valuable for students who want to pursue graduate studies in HRM, management, law and psychology. The majors may be taken alone, together or in combination with another major offered by the College of Business Administration.

Degree Offered

  • B.S.B.A. in Management and Leadership
  • B.S.B.A in Human Resource Management

Contact

Eugene Kutcher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 240
(609) 896-5203
ekutcher@rider.edu

Program Website:  Management and Leadership

Associated Department:  Department of Management and Leadership

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Requirements for the Double Major

(30 credits)

Business Core
See Business Core Requirements
MGT 310Intro to Human Resource Mgmt3
MGT 355Team Management 13
MGT 363Management Skills 13
Select seven of the following, including at least three of the first five listed:21
Intro to Labor Relations
Employee Selection & Training
Employee Compensation Systems
Employee Engagement
Managing Workforce Diversity
Career Management 2
Negotiation
Small Business Management
Small Business Consulting Sem
International Management
Sel Topics:Mgt & Organztn Behv 3
Sel. Topics: Human Res Mgt
Independent Research and Study
Independent Research and Study
Total Credits30
1

Management and Human Resource Management double majors have the option of completing MGT 355 Team Management or MGT 363 Management Skills for their major requirements as well as for their Leadership Elective requirement. If a student chooses to count either MGT 355 or MGT 363 toward the Leadership Elective, the student must complete 3 credits of free elective for graduation.

2

Management and Human Resource Management double majors have the option of completing MGT 336 Career Management and waiving the professional development requirements of CBA 202 Career Plan & Perspect IIand CBA 302 Career Plan & Perspect III. If a student waives these two 1-credit courses, the student must complete 2 credits of free elective for graduation.

3

Either  MGT 421 or HRM 441 can be taken, not both.

Note:

  • An average grade of “C” or better is required in the 30 semester credit hours that are required for the management and leadership and human resource management double major. Majors are encouraged to take either MGT 491 Intern Management/Org Behavior OR HRM 492 Internship in Human Res Mgt as a free elective.

Academic Plan of Study

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterSemester Credit Hours
CIS 185 Information Systems Essentials 1 3
CMP 120 Expository Writing 2 3
MSD 105 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CBA 102 Career Plan & Perspective I 4 1
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MKT 200 Marketing Principles 3
MSD 200 Statistical Methods I 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting 3
CBA 202 Career Plan & Perspect II 4 1
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 201 Fund Management & Org Behavior 3
MSD 201 Statistical Methods II 3
Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
ACC 220 Managerial Uses of Accounting 3
COM 290 Professional/Strategic Speech 3
FIN 220 Introduction to Finance 3
MGT 310 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt 3
Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall Semester
BUS 300 Social & Legal Environment Bus 3
CBA 302 Career Plan & Perspect III 4 1
MGT 355 Team Management 3
HR Major Elective 3
Management Major Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring Semester
CIS 385 Management Information Systems 3
MSD 340 Production and Operations 3
MGT 363 Management Skills 3
HR Major Elective 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall Semester
BUS 400 Strategic Mgmt and Policy 3
Management Major Elective 3
Management Major Elective 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
HR Major Elective 3
Management Major Elective 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours for Graduation120
1

 CIS 185 Information Systems Essentials can be taken in the Fall or Spring of Year 1.

2

 Students may be required to take CMP 115 Intro to Expository Writing based on placement.  CMP 115 counts as a 3-credit Free Elective.

3

 Students may be required to take MSD 104 Intro to Quantitative Methods based on placement.  MSD 104 counts as a 3-credit Free Elective.

4

 Transfer Students can take MGT 336 Career Management (3 credits) as a substitute for the Career Planning sequence.

5

 Students are required to complete 6 credits of International Business Electives which can be fulfilled as major courses or as free electives.

HRM 312 Intro to Labor Relations 3 Credits

This course deals with the relationship of labor unions and management, the fundamentals of collective bargaining, and labor legislation. The structure and growth of unions as well as the relationships and problems that exist among private and public sector organizations, the labor force, and government are surveyed.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310 or permission of instructor.

HRM 313 Legal Aspects of Human Res Mgt 3 Credits

This course deals with the various laws that affect human resource management, including social insurance, legislation, minimum wage laws, OSHA , ERISA, as well as equal employment opportunity legislation. This course is concerned not only with the provisions of these laws, but also with their constitutionality, their effects, and how they are administered.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310 or permission of instructor.

HRM 315 Employee Selection & Training 3 Credits

This course explains the processes involved in selecting and training employees. With regards to selection, specific examples include, evaluating applicant credentials, administering pre-employment tests and complying with equal employment opportunity legislation. With regards to training, topics include assessing the need for training, designing effective training programs, utilizing methods such as technology to deliver training, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310.

HRM 316 Employee Compensation Systems 3 Credits

The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the common methods of compensation used by today’s organizations and how these methods could be used to increase motivation, job satisfaction, and performance in the workplace. To accomplish this, we will first discuss the bases of motivation in the workplace. Next, we will then talk about the various compensation options and techniques and the strengths and weaknesses of each in maximizing motivation and performance in an organization.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310.

HRM 333 Employee Engagement 3 Credits

Employee Engagement is commonly described as a focused passion and enthusiasm that employees bring to their work that produces high-quality performance and positive organizational outcomes such as enhanced firm reputation, customer loyalty, and profitability. In this course, students will explore the concept and value of Employee Engagement, and strategies for energizing an organization's workforce. Projects and activities will focus on the role of the Human Resource function in measuring employee attitudes, designing relevant interventions, and influencing a culture of engagement.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310.

HRM 441 Sel. Topics: Human Res Mgt 3 Credits

Deals with one area of study in the field of human resource management such as protective labor legislation, mediation and arbitration, the administration of labor unions, or case problems in human resource management. The topic varies each semester and is announced at the time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310 or permission of instructor.

HRM 490 Independent Research and Study 1-4 Credits

Topic to be approved in advance by supervising instructor, chairperson, and academic dean. Available for juniors and seniors. No more than 12 credits allowed toward graduation, and can be used as free elective or HRM major elective.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 310 or permission of instructor.

HRM 491 Internship 1-4 Credits

Provides the student with the opportunity to supplement and apply human resource management coursework in a supervised employment setting with participating companies. Requirements include a journal with a log of daily activities and a paper summarizing work experiences. Students will receive a letter grade based upon their internship performance, as well as their performance on the journal and final paper submissions.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior; Major in human resource management and MGT 310; Requires a 2.75 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in the major and permission of the instructor.

HRM 492 Internship in Human Res Mgt 3 Credits

Provides the student with the opportunity to supplement and apply their human resource management classroom work in a supervised employment setting with participating companies. Requirements include a journal with a log of daily activities and a paper summarizing their experiences submitted to the internship supervisor. Students will receive a letter grade based upon their internship performance, as well as their performance on the journal and final paper submissions. 2.75 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in the major is required.

Prerequisite(s): major in human resource management or management and leadership, and MGT 310; senior status; and permission of instructor.

MGT 201 Fund Management & Org Behavior 3 Credits

This course deals with the fundamentals of organizational behavior as they relate to management such as motivation, communications, and leadership. Behavior is examined at the individual, group, and organizational level. The management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling are addressed. The effects of global operations and the requirements of ethical behavior on managers are also explored.

Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 credits completed.

MGT 310 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt 3 Credits

This course deals with the nature of human resource management, its functions, procedures, and practices currently found in profit, non-profit and public sector organizations. Topics covered include recruiting and selection, t raining, human resource development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, diversity, job analysis, compensation, and employee rights and discipline.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 320 Managing Workforce Diversity 3 Credits

Demographic shifts, changing patterns of labor force participation, global competition, and a growing cultural emphasis on the celebration of difference have all contributed to the creation of diversity as a hot topic in management. This course explores the opportunities and challenges of the increasingly diverse workforce emerging in the United States today. We will address the knowledge and skills managers must develop in working with others who are different from themselves. Some of these differences are obvious- gender, race, age, and physical characteristics. Other differences are not as easily observed - family structure, educational level, social class, and sexual orientation. This class incorporates experiential learning techniques for personal growth.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 336 Career Management 3 Credits

How careers are shaped by individual needs and experience and assisted by organization systems and practices is the focus of this course. The meaning of work and the development of careers are discussed, and students undertake self-assessment for the purpose of career planning. Careers are examined in the context of important changes occurring today in the world of work. The impact of the executive, organizational counselors and trainers, and the educational system upon the development of human potential is examined, along with the techniques for human resource planning and development.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 346 Negotiation 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is first, to explore the major concepts and theories behind effective negotiating practices and second, to develop negotiating skills applicable to a wide range of contexts. A knowledge of negotiation is a crucial requirement for anyone interested in a business career since it is a common mechanism for implementing change and for resolving conflict in the workplace. Topics will include two-party negotiations, power and politics, mediation, arbitration, and collective bargaining. A variety of teaching techniques will be used including readings, discussion, and role-playing.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of the instructor.

MGT 355 Team Management 3 Credits

This course prepares students to work in organizations that use teams as an integral part of their functioning-an increasingly common practice. The class involves intensive group interaction, focusing on individual growth in group settings. Working with other students in role-plays, exercises, and team assignments allows the student to develop better communication and leadership skills.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 363 Management Skills 3 Credits

The focus of this course is on specific skills necessary for success in a management role. These skills include leading, communicating effectively, delegating, conflict and time management and motivating others. Students will have opportunities to practice skills and to apply their knowledge to business cases.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 375 International Management 3 Credits

This course explores the ways in which culture impacts management practices and organizational behavior and dynamics. Topics include cross cultural communication, expatriate selection and training, leading and motivating cross cultural teams, developing organizational strategies to compete in a global market place, international business ethics, and current topics.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201.

MGT 421 Sel Topics:Mgt & Organztn Behv 3 Credits

The seminar focuses on an area of study announced at the time of registration (students should check the registration material). Examples of possible topics are: leadership, motivation, and organizational behavior research. Prerequisites vary according to the topic and are listed in the registration material.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 448 Sem Small Bus Consul 3 Credits

This course utilizes student teams to assist existing small businesses in solving problems or researching opportunities. Students will spend the majority of time in the field utilizing an experiential learning approach. Weekly activity logs, proposal development, and project completion are required. Restricted to seniors.

Prerequisite(s): ENT 348 and permission of instructor.

MGT 490 Independent Research and Study 1-4 Credits

Topic to be approved in advance by supervising instructor, chairperson, and academic dean. Available for juniors and seniors. No more than 12 credits allowed toward graduation, and can be used as free elective or MGT major elective.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 491 Intern Management/Org Behavior 3 Credits

Provides the student with the opportunity to supplement and apply their management and leadership classroom work in a supervised employment setting with participating companies. Requirements include a journal with a log of daily activities and a paper summarizing their experiences submitted to the internship supervisor. Students will receive a letter grade based upon their internship performance, as well as their performance on the journal and final paper submissions.

Prerequisite(s): major in management and leadership or human resource management and MGT 363, or senior status; Requires a 2.75 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in the major and permission of the instructor.