Human Resource Management

Catalog Number
BUSx410
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Upper

The UExcel Human Resource Management examination is based on material typically taught in a one-semester, three credit, upper-level survey course usually taken in the junior or senior year of a business management program. The examination measures knowledge of facts and terminology, an understanding of concepts and principles of human resource planning, labor relations, staffing, performance management, employee development, compensation, the health, welfare, and safety of employees, and the ability to apply these concepts to typical HR management situations involving personnel. The examination requires a basic knowledge of management concepts. (Multiple-choice examination)

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