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 A Human Resources Management degree from Georgia Southwestern is intended to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of human resource functions – such as resource planning, recruitment and selection of employees, training and career development, labor relations, performance management, compensation, and development of policy and strategy in private and public-sector settings.  You’ll also explore the ways that employment law, labor relations and diversity issues can intersect and affect a company’s culture and ultimately its competitive advantage.

You will have the opportunity to participate in real-life projects and experiences that put into practice the concepts that are discussed in class.   Hands-on projects will challenge you to draw from your classwork, and from other courses in the curriculum, in order to deliver a practical and effective product. In our capstone course you will get to present your project to working HR professionals for realistic feedback before you begin your career. We work closely with the Society of Human Resource Management to align our courses with employer expectations and required competencies, so we will teach you the exact skills employers tell us they want.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Apply business knowledge, reflective practices, and ethical leadership skills that drive learning and self-improvement
  • Develop and conduct an interview for real entry level jobs, and make recommendations to the interviewees designed to help them improve their skill set.
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior, labor relations, and current laws and regulations to produce a working environment that is safe, fair, and compliant with regulationsApplyNow
  • Create, implement, and assess training, development, and rewards programs that foster employee and organizational learning and development
  • Recognize the diversity of cultures and worldviews that inform human behavior and respond constructively to differences in workplaces, communities, and organizations
  • Create and administer performance management systems
  • Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate information in a professional manner

Is HR the right fit for me?

  • Working with many types of professionals: HR professionals work closely with people at every stage of their careers.
  • Variety: There is no typical day in HR. You’ll likely be working on a variety of tasks, from staffing a booth at a recruitment fair to leading a training class.
  • Challenges: HR is an evolving science and art. There are always new strategies, technologies and skills to learn and improve upon.
  • Focus on the big picture: HR professionals participate in long-range planning, with insider views on how the entire organization works.
  • Flexibility: HR professionals are needed by businesses of every size, in every industry. You can put your skills and knowledge to work just about anywhere. Attracting the most qualified employees and matching them to the jobs for which they are best suited (and then keeping them) is important for the success of any organization. Conversely, reducing redundancy or removing workers who are no longer working towards corporate goals is also an important function in human resources management.

Careers

HR Generalist
Corporate Trainer
Corporate Recruiter
Employee Relations and discipline
Corporate Recruiter
Comp & Benefits Specialist
HR Manager
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Diversity Manger
HR Director/ Chief HR Officer (CHRO)

Curriculum Overview

Below are links to the curriculum sheet that show the courses you will take and the current two-year schedule of when accounting courses are offered.

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Business Core

    Designed to provide the student with the ability to understand the basic tasks of statistics and to develop a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of the basic practice of statistics.
    Credits: 3.00
    Prerequisites: (MATH 1111 Minimum Grade: C or MTH 110 Minimum Grade: C) or (MTH 108 Minimum Grade: C and MTH 109 Minimum Grade: C) or MATH 1113 Minimum Grade: C or MATH 1101 Minimum Grade: C or MATH 1120 Minimum Grade: C
      A second course in statistics, including analysis of variance, regression analysis, nonparametric statistical tests, chi square, time series analysis, decision theory, linear programming, and inventory models
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: BUSA 3050 Minimum Grade: C
      Theory and practice in the use of correct, forceful English in the composition of business letters, reports, and other written communication found in the business world.
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 102 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1102H Minimum Grade: C
      An introduction to promotion and organization of the corporation, forms of securities issued, problems of financial administration, expansion, securing funds, reorganization, and liquidation
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 205 Minimum Grade: C or ACCT 2101H Minimum Grade: C
      Principles and methods involved in the movement of goods and services from producer to consumer
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: None
      Management principles applicable to all types of cooperative enterprises. The vital functions of the manager are studied in detail.
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: None
      An introduction to the nature and environment of international business, multinational business operations, and the future of international business.
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: None
      A study of business strategy and strategic planning in relation to company resources, the environment, and changes which may bring opportunities or threats. An opportunity to apply one's skills through strategic case analysis and through the management of a manufacturing firm in a computer-simulated business situation.
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: (MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C) and (MKTG 3800 Minimum Grade: C or MKT 320 Minimum Grade: C) and (BUSA 3150 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 313 Minimum Grade: C) and (BUSA 3050 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 350 Minimum Grade: C)

    Major Classes

      The application of management science principles to the actual management of an industrial plant. Through the application of these techniques, improved decisions are made as to hiring, firing, training, output planning and controlling, raw material acquisition, quality control budgeting, and maintenance expenditures as concerns the manufacturer of products.
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites: BUSA 3050 Minimum Grade: C and (MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C)
      This course is intended as an overview of the field of human resource management for the non-major. Emphasis will be placed on management responsibilities regarding the organization's human resources
      Credits: 3.00
      Prerequisites:  MGNT 3600 or MGT 3120
        The theory and application of behavioral interaction within organizations. Extensive use is made of practice exercises that require organizational effort in the classroom.
        Credits: 3.00
        Prerequisites:  MGNT 3600 or MGT 3120
          This course covers the fundamental principles of information technology and illustrates the effective use of information technology in managerial decision making. The focus will be on the role of IT in formulating and implementing strategies for competitive advantage.
          Credits: 3.00
          Prerequisites:  BUSA 2010 Minimum Grade: C or CIS 1000 Minimum Grade: C
            An introduction to the world of small business including the principles of successful small business management.
            Credits: 3.00
            Prerequisites:  MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C
              An analysis of the industrial relations problems between organized labor and management, and the interrelationships of the union, its members, and the nonunion workers.
              Credits: 3.00
              Prerequisites:  MGNT 3600 or MGT 3120
                An extension of the descriptive aspects of marketing principles into the arena of application. Emphasis is placed on the marketing planning process, environmental analysis, strategic marketing, and the effective implementation of marketing plans.
                Credits: 3.00
                Prerequisites:  (MKTG 3800 Minimum Grade: C or MKT 320 Minimum Grade: C) and (MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C)

                 

                 

                Undergraduate

                Graduate

                  A study of the underlying theory and application of financial accounting concepts
                  Credits: 3.00
                  Prerequisites: (MATH 1111 Minimum Grade: C or MATH 1111H Minimum Grade: C or MTH 110 Minimum Grade: C) or (MTH 108 Minimum Grade: C and MTH 109 Minimum Grade: C) or (MATH 1113 Minimum Grade: C or MTH 113 Minimum Grade: C or MATH 1113H Minimum Grade: C) or (MATH 1101 Minimum Grade: C) or MATH 1120 Minimum Grade: C
                    A study of the underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 205 Minimum Grade: C
                    Accounting theory and practice related to preparation and presentation of corporate financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Emphasis on acquisition of assets and services.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: (ACCT 2101 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 205 Minimum Grade: C) and (ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C) or (ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C)
                   
                    Accounting theory and practice related to preparation and presentation of corporate financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Emphasis on acquisition of assets and services
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: (ACCT 2101 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 205 Minimum Grade: C) and (ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C) or (ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C). This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program
                    Continuation of ACCT 3250 with emphasis on fixed assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, and investments
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 3250 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 310 Minimum Grade: C
                    Continuation of ACCT 3260 with emphasis on special issues related to income measurement, asset and liability valuation and recent developments in the accounting profession.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 3250 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 310 Minimum Grade: C
                    The basic theory and practice related to determination of cost of products and services provided by a business and providing accounting information to management
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C
                    Covers the theory and design of automated procedures of accumulation and reporting information with special emphasis on internal control.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C
                    Covers the theory and design of automated procedures of accumulation and reporting information with special emphasis on internal control
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C. This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program.
                    An introduction to the income tax laws with emphasis on taxation of individuals
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C
                    A continuation of ACCT 4230 with emphasis on taxation of business organizations, particularly corporations and partnerships.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 4230 Minimum Grade: C
                    Accounting theory and practice related to non-business organizations; governments and other non-profit organizations
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C or ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C
                    Accounting theory and practice related to non-business organizations; governments and other non-profit organizations
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C or ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C. This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program
                    Study of accounting history, accounting theory, accounting institutions and contemporary issues in accounting
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: (ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C) or (ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C)
                    A study of systems of internal accounting control in organizations, their design and evaluation; and an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of auditing.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C or ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C
                    Professional accounting experience obtained by employment with a public accounting firm, a business, or other organization while under the supervision of a partner, manager, or other office of the sponsoring organization. Permission of the Dean required.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: (ACCT 3250 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 310 Minimum Grade: C or ACCT 5250 Minimum Grade: C)
                    A study of the concepts of analysis and interpretation of financial data as a basis for business decisions.
                    Credits: 3.00
                    Prerequisites: ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C
                      Professional accounting experience with public accounting firm business, or other organization while under the supervision of a partner, manager, or other officer of the sponsoring organization
                      Credits: 3.00
                      Prerequisites:  ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C

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                      An accounting degree is a solid foundation for any number of business careers, including traditional accounting positions as well as legal studies, banking, and careers with the FBI and other agencies. Many accountants pursue graduate education in diverse fields or earn professional recognition through certification and designation to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

                      Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. Here are some typical activities accountants engage in:

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                      ▪ Preparing financial statement
                      ▪ Recording business transactions
                      ▪ Analyzing business performance
                      ▪ Determining costs and efficiencies to guide business decisions
                      ▪ Participating in strategic planning
                      ▪ Planning tax strategy
                      ▪ Managing health care benefits

                      Is accounting the right fit for me?

                      If you want to join the business world as an energetic problem solver and consultant on business strategies and financial operations, you may want to consider the field of accounting. Accountants should be excellent communicators, critical thinkers, technologically savvy, leaders, decision makers, and strategic thinkers.

                      Careers

                      Accountant
                      Accounting Manager
                      Bookkeeping
                      Budget Analyst
                      Certified Internal Auditor
                      Chief Financial Officer - CFO
                      Comptroller/Controller
                      CPA
                      Forensic Accounting
                      Government Accounting
                      Payroll Clerk
                      Tax Accountant

                      Curriculum Overview

                      Below are links to the curriculum sheet that show the courses you will take and the current two-year schedule of when accounting courses are offered.

                      TwoYearSchedule     CurriculumSheet

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                      Industry: 
                      Manufacturing
                      Headquarters location:
                      Calhoun, GA
                      Other locations (in GA):

                      Manufacturing facility and warehouse: Dublin; sales outlets: Thomasville, Waycross, Dalton

                       

                      Company Description:

                      Perry Grimes Enterprises is a manufacturer of specialty commercial flooring with distribution centers placed across Georgia.

                       

                      Employees at HQ:
                      115
                      Employees total:
                      400
                      Revenue Growth:

                      In 2012, we generated revenues of $16 million, in 2013 we generated revenues of $18 million, and in 2014 we generated revenues of $21 million.  As such, we have experienced an approximate 15% annual increase in revenue.

                       

                      Mission Statement:

                      Our mission is to surpass expectations in quality, delivery, and cost through customer interaction, continuous improvement, and continued investment in research and design activities to introduce breakthrough products that can create new value for years. We appreciate our achieved success and we conduct our business as model corporate citizens

                       

                      Products/Services:

                      Our manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, and stone.

                       

                      Company History:

                      Perry Grimes Enterprises was founded in 1991 when a homeowner who was frustrated with the low durability of her floor coverings (tile/laminate, carpeting, and hardwood) could not find a quality, affordable product that required minimal maintenance. While searching for an acceptable product, she experimented with various coatings and cleaners and found a way to better prepare these types of surfaces. After receiving four patents on her processes, she entered a financial partnership to produce, distribute, and sell these new floor coverings. The company has grown slowly, but steadily over the past 25 years, with greater growth in recent years. Management’s vision for the future is to expand throughout the southeastern US over the next decade, with the goal of having three warehouse / distribution centers and 20 sales outlets by 2025.

                      Job Opportunities:

                        The Accounts Receivable Specialist (ARS) provides financial, administrative, and clerical services to ensure timely, accurate, and efficient payment of customer accounts.  The ARS will also manage accounts receivable for assigned clients and provide timely follow up on unpaid accounts, and ensure all activities are done in accordance with state and federal laws.

                          The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) provides a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

                            The Warehouse Clerk (WC) is a critical job to complete our mission to surpass expectations in quality, delivery, and cost. The WC is the muscle of our operation. This position is responsible for orchestrating the movement and storage of goods in the warehouse, such as stocking shelves, preparing shipments by making sure the product is up to our quality standards, and loading and unloading the shipping trucks.  

                            A Sales Associate (SA) job entails providing information about the products and services of the company to the clients in order to increase the company sales and to develop and maintain long-term relationships with the existing and prospective clients.

                           

                            The Customer Service Representative (CSR) will serve as the face of the organization as he/she will likely be the first, and primary, contact between the organization and its customers.  This position is responsible for handling customer complaints, processing orders, and providing information about the organization’s products and services along with updating and verifying customer account information as necessary.

                            The Computer Support Specialist (CSS) serves as a point of contact for individuals within the organization as they report issues via the Service Desk. The CSS provides support to the organization as a whole; works as second level support for specific issues, requests or projects; works as first level support in subject matter expert groups or Service Desk work; and coordinates service delivery to individuals with higher levels IT requirements. 

                           

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