Leadership and Human Resources Management

Leadership and human resource management focuses on both the human and organizational aspects of the workplace. Students studying human resource management at Saint Louis University take classes in management, as well as in organizational behavior and the management of human resources.

Leadership and Human Resources Management class

You can customize your degree by choosing electives, including coursework about small group behavior, organizational culture, talent management and family business.


Major in Leadership and Human Resources Management

In addition to human resources and organizational behavior courses, you will choose from other courses offered through the John Cook School of Business, including organizational failure, change and transformation; current problems in management; and fundamentals of leadership.

If you major in leadership and human resources management at SLU, you'll take 18 required credit hours in the area as well as “MGT 2000: Legal Environment of Business,” “MGT 3000: Management Theory and Practice” and “MGT 4000: Strategic Management and Policy.”

You'll then continue to customize your degree by choosing other electives, including coursework about small group behavior, organizational culture, talent management and introduction to family business.

Curriculum
  • MGT 3100: Organization Behavior
  • MGT 3300: Management of Human Resources Concentration
  • MGT 4101: Fundamentals of Leadership
  • MGT 4102: Organizational Failure, Change and Transformation
  • MGT 4103: Current Problems in Management
Internships and Careers

Students who graduate with a concentration in leadership and human resource management from Saint Louis University go on to work in a variety of fields.

Possible career paths that use leadership and human resource management skills include strategic consulting, project management, leadership development, business process re-engineering consulting, compensation and benefits management, and human resources management.

Faculty
  • Laurel Boone, J.D.
  • Anastasios Kaburakis, Ph.D.
  • David M. Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Jerome A. Katz, Ph.D.
  • Carl P. Maertz, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Elouise Mintz, Ph.D.
  • Fred Niederman, Ph.D.
  • Scott R. Safranski, Ph.D.
  • Michael C. Shaner, Ph.D.
  • Jingtong Tang, Ph.D.
  • Christopher H. Thomas, Ph.D.
  • Vincent T. Volpe, J.D.

Minor in Human Resource Management

The minor in human resource management provides non-business majors with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how organizations manage their labor force.

Students will be required to take the following courses:

  • MGT 2000: Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT 3000: Management Theory and Practice
  • MGT 3300: Management of Human Resources
  • MGT 4301: Talent Management
  • MGT 4302: Compensation

Students then select one of the following electives:

  • MGT 3100: Organization Behavior
  • MGT 3301: Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • MGT 4101: Fundamentals of Leadership
  • MGT 4102: Organizational Failure, Change and Transformation
  • MGT 4103: Current Problems in Management

Business majors at SLU concentrating on other areas may also complete a supporting area in human resource management by taking 12 credit hours of human resources courses.


 
Student Organizations

Network with Professionals

Students who study leadership and human resource management at SLU can take advantage of our Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and the Society for Human Resource Management chapters, both of which will allow you to network with professionals in the field.