The concentration in Human Resources Leadership complements a solid grounding in management and leadership, provided in our established accelerated Business Administration curriculum, with six new modules designed to equip the student to become a transformational leader. The concentration has been developed with the aim of providing business majors the opportunity to broaden their skill base in a growing area and for HR professionals the opportunity to move from the transactional side of their function to a transformational role in the enterprise of the future. Using a project-based learning model, coursework aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of why such a change is needed in the leadership of the human resources function.
The structure of classes reinforces the importance of experiential and team-based learning. Students are teamed and work together on projects and presentations both inside and outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged and expected to voice their opinions and reflect on their learning. Classes take many forms but generally consist of some lecture with real life application of theory, class discussions, review of assignments and presentations.