What is Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management (OBHRM)?
Organizational Behavior (OB) is the study of the way people interact within groups. Normally this study is applied in an attempt to create more efficient business organizations. The central idea of the study of organizational behavior is that a scientific approach can be applied to the management of workers. Organizational behavior theories are used for human resource purposes to maximize the output from individual group members. Human Resource Management (HRM) is the term used to describe formal systems devised for the management of people within an organization. The responsibilities of a human resource manager fall into three major areas: staffing, employee compensation and benefits, and defining/designing work. Essentially, the purpose of HRM is to maximize the productivity of an organization by optimizing the effectiveness of its employees.
What can I do with an Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management Degree?
- Human Resources Clerk
- HR Assistant
- Training and Development Coordinator
- Payroll Specialist
- HR Generalist
- Human Resources Manager
- Employee Relations Manager
- Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
- HR Information Systems Manager
- Training and Development Manager
- Labor Relations Manager
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Why UM-Flint for my OBHRM Degree?
The Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management major prepares students for managerial positions and to contribute to the human resource functions within organizations. The curriculum focuses on developing communication, interpersonal, team-building, and leadership skills. It also emphasizes the study of employee work behavior and how to maximize the potential of an organization's human resources.