Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management is the management of an organization’s employees, or its human assets. It is responsible for the attraction, selection, training, motivation, assessment, and rewarding of employees, while also overseeing organizational leadership, and culture, and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. In a unionized environment, HR managers will also serve as the company’s primary negotiator and liaison with the employees’ union. HR seeks to answer the question, “How do we get the highest performance from our people?” The minor in Human Resource Management can be taken by any student at Methodist University.


Minor Requirements

The Human Resource Management minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • BUS 1510 Management and Organization (or PSY 3100) (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3750 Human Resource Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3770 Employment Law (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3780 Labor Relations Law (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3910 Negotiation (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3250 Theories and Techniques of Leadership (or BUS 3760) (3 s.h.)

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Contact the Management Program

Dr. Matt Dobra

Matt Dobra, PhD

Chair, Accounting & Financial Economics; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
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Dr. Matt Dobra
Matt Dobra, PhD

Chair, Accounting & Financial Economics; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics

B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans; Ph.D., George Mason University

Bio:

Matt Dobra, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics and the Nimocks Endowed Professor of Business in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University. He primarily teaches introductory courses in macroeconomics and upper level courses in econometrics, microeconomics, and other areas of applied microeconomics. Dr. Dobra's primary research interests lie in the fields of resource economics and public economics. He has published peer reviewed academic research in such journals as the European Economic Review, Decision Sciences, and Resources Policy. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Monash University, and a B.A. in History from Loyola University, New Orleans.

Teaching Philosophy:

“The First Law of College Teaching: Any professor who, subject to the restraints of common sense and common decency, does not seize every opportunity to offend the sensibilities of his students is insulting and cheating them, and is no college professor at all” -- Eugene Genovese

Web Site:

https://sites.google.com/site/mattdobra

 

(910) 480-8455
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