Managing Human Capital Major

Associate Professors

  • Patton (Chair)

Assistant Professors

  • Ford
  • Lvina

Visiting Instructors

  • Alleruzzo
  • Lutzow
  • Nelson

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Communication - Students will communicate effectively through written and oral modes of expression across academic, professional, and social contexts using appropriate technology

Goal 2: Critical Thinking and Inquiry – Students  will think critically and construct reasoned arguments to support their positions using skills appropriate to the context, such as deductive reasoning, scientific inquiry, quantitative reasoning, aesthetic judgment, or critical examination of form, style, content and meaning.

Goal 3: Ethics, Social Justice, and Ignatian Values – Students will assess ethical issues and social justice within the framework of Ignatian values and will articulate theoretically informed responses to these issues.

Goal 4: Diversity -  Students will engage respectfully, in a local and global context, with diverse human beliefs, abilities, experiences, identities, or cultures

Goal 5: Discipline or Program Specific Competencies - Students will acquire the essential knowledge and skills to succeed and make well--‐ reasoned judgments personally, professionally, within the business discipline of human resource management and people management in general.

The traditional undergraduate programs include 40 courses distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive, and
  3. Writing Intensive. Overlay requirements are part of the forty-course requirement.

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses. Six courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses

NOTE: In no case may an ILC course be double counted towards completing other requirements of the Managing Human Capital major.


  1. Check the current Academic Catalog for any pre-requisites to the courses. You are responsible to complete any necessary pre-requisites.    
  2. Check the Course Schedule for overlays as many ILCs are approved overlay courses.  
  3. Check with the appropriate department for course scheduling as not all courses are offered every semester.  
Required of All HSB Students
ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Select two from the following areas:6
International Trade
International Macroeconomics
Economics of Labor
Industrial Organization
Game Theory
Economic Development
Environmental Economics
The Economics of Healthcare
Economic Forecasting
Modern Economic Systems
Ecn. of Multinatnl Enterprises
African Economies
Consumer Economics
Asian Economies
Ethical Values & the Marktplce
Ecns of Poverty & Income Dist
Ecns of Migration & Immigratn
Public Speaking & Presentation
Writing for Organizations
Nature Writing in America
Environmental Science
Environ Theory & Ethics Sem
Interdisciplinary Health Services Courses
HlthCareSystem/ Responsibility
Food and Justice
Philosophy of Sports
Political Science
Intro to American Politics
Intro to Comparative Politics
Introduction to Global Politcs
Intro to Political Thought
American Political Institution
Advising the Presidency
Const Law:Rights & Civil Lib
Public Policy
Public Administration
Women and American Politics
Race & Ethnic Politics in U.S.
Protesting Inequality
Environmental Politics in Am
Latin American Politics
Politics of Japan
Asian Democ at the Crossroads
Russian Politics
Democracy:Perspect. from Rome
Ethics in Interntionl Affairs
Women, Gender & World Politics
Introductory Psychology
Psychology of Men and Women
Personality Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Intro to Sociology
Social Problems
Ethnic & Minority Relations
Sociology of Gender
Classical Sociological Theory
Race and Social Justice
White Collar Crime
Fair Trade:Coffee-Co-Op to Cup
Classes and Power in US
Law and Social Policy
Consumer Culture in Global Per
Poverty, Ethics & Soc.Policy
Consumr Cult & Globl Perspctve
Phila: In Black and White

Free Electives

Six courses

Business Foundation

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101ECExcel Competency1
ACC 101Concepts: Financial Accounting3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
Select one of the following:
Essent'ls of Organzational Beh
Essentials of Management
Organizations in Perspc Honors (University Honors students only)
MGT 361Introduction to Law Honors (University Honors students only)3
or MGT 360 Legal Environment of Business
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Policy4

Managing Human Capital Concentration

Managing Human Capital Required
MHC 220Intro: Managing Human Capital3
MHC 221Diversity in the Workplace3
or MHC 360 Employment and Labor Law
MHC 322Decision Making w/ Analytics3
MHC 495Manag Human Cap:Resrch/Appl3
Major Elective
Select three of the following:9
Economics of Labor
Intro:Entrepreneur/New Venture
Social Enterprise & Soc Change
Intro International Busines
Business Stakeholders & Ethics
Perspectives on Leadership
Legal Environ't of Business II
Career Management
International HR
Decision Making w/ Analytics
Manage Hum Capital Spec Topics
Employment and Labor Law
Practicum in Human Capital I
Manage Human Cap Internshp I
ManageHuman Capital Research I
Sociology of Work