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 2430 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. Mary Kirchner

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7048
Clark 116
Dr. Mary Kirchner
Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting

B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

I honestly believe that every student can learn and use accounting. I love to teach. Different styles of teaching are integrated into my courses to meet the needs of my students. If a student puts forth a reasonable effort, I want that effort to pay off in spades. Learning accounting is an individual accomplishment but requires a team effort.

Research:

Her primary research interest is strategic behavior by individuals in response to social change.

Personal Interests:

Die-hard sports fan, avid cook, swimmer, camper, and international traveler. Leads annual study abroad trip to Guatemala over Spring Break.

(910) 630-7048
Clark 116