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Human Resource Management Specialization

The San Diego State University Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Human Resource Management provides students with a foundation for supporting organizational strategy. In 2008, SDSU began offering the specialization in human resource management that aligns with the guidelines set forth by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Students learn to make informed decisions that are both beneficial to company objectives and that comply with the legal guidelines. Graduates enter the business community with an understanding of the following disciplines:

  • Compensation
  • Diversity Issues
  • Employment Law
  • International HRM
  • Labor Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Selection

Contact HRM

Specialization in Human Resource Management Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Dean
[email protected]

Fowler College of Business

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8238

The San Diego State University Human Resource Specialization program is staffed by a full time faculty with expertise and training in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior and with HR practitioners who share their hands-on knowledge with students in the classroom.

Areas of HR expertise in which our faculty have practical and research knowledge include: Selection, Recruitment, Job Analysis, Compensation, Labor Relations, Negotiation, Diversity, Training and Development among other areas. Our faculty have published their HR research in numerous top quality peer-reviewed journals.

The Specialization consists of four required Human Resource Management courses, one Management (MGT) elective course, and ten additional required upper-division courses as listed below. Students are advised to follow the course map to ensure on time graduation.

Upper Division Courses Required for Management Majors Specializing in HR

Visit the Required Upper Division Courses page of the Undergraduate Business Advising Center website for the most current information.

Course may not be available every semester
MGT 352, 401, 444, 461, 462, 475
BA 300, 310, 323, 350, 360, 370, 405
MIS 301
One of the following electives:
MGT 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 498

Required Courses

MGT 352. HR Management (3)

Prerequisite: BA 350

MGT 461. HR Selection (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352

MGT 462. Compensation (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352


MGT 463. Performance Mgt. (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352

MGT 464. Legal Issues in HR (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352

MGT 465. Labor Relations (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352

MGT 466. International HRM (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352

MGT 467. Diversity Issues (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 352