Human Resource Management Option


About the program

Students who select the Human Resource Management option within MTC’s Associate of Applied Business (AAB) Management program will develop knowledge and skills that facilitate practical application in the field of human resource management (HRM). HRM students will learn how to work with diverse groups of employees in functions such as recruiting, staffing, compensation and benefits administration, training and development, and talent management.

Program format(s)

This program follows an 8-week course format. This means you will take fewer classes at a time, and earn credits faster as you complete the program. Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions, with a smaller number of classes taken during each compared to a traditional 16-week semester schedule.

Degree option

Two-year full-time degree schedule; a mixture of management, core business, computer, and communication courses with an emphasis on management in a variety of organizational settings; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the function of people within organizations, including hiring and managing staff.
  • Summarize the benefits of well-planned training programs and the value added to organizations. 
  • Apply federal laws and regulations to payroll operations of a business. 
  • Evaluate business career pathways.  
  • Use problem-solving methodology to solve customer concerns and business problems. 
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to measure, process, and communicate financial information. 
  • Develop a marketing plan incorporating products, promotions, sales ideas, and strategies.  
  • Describe legal requirements and ethical considerations pertaining to organizations. 
  • Explain economics concepts including demand, supply, competition, resources and making choices with regards to consumer behavior.  
  • Apply techniques used to transition from the classroom to the work environment.  
  • Demonstrate business practices within the Business Management field. 
  • Communicate effectively both written and orally. 
  • Solve problems using mathematics. 
  • Solve problems through analysis, creativity, and synthesis to make informed decisions. 
  • Demonstrate good work habits, effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism. 
  • Use technology tools efficiently and effectively to perform personal and professional tasks. 
  • Exhibit respect and sensitivity for individual and institutional differences. 

Career Opportunities

  • Benefits Specialist
  • Employment Specialist
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Training Coordinator
  • Employment Recruiter

Application Requirements

  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate college-readiness by achieving the required minimum score on a placement test, successfully completing any required college foundation courses, or satisfying other measures including but not limited to high school coursework, previous college coursework, samples of work, etc.