For Current IDS Students

Beginning Fall 2017, the IDS Human Capital & Society (HC&S) concentration will move from the Center of Integrative Studies and become an entirely new major within the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR). This is exciting news because the SHRLR has a long tradition of offering world-class education in human resources and labor relations.

With the move comes many new opportunities for students. Here are just three advantages of the new major.

  • First, the new curriculum greatly enhances the breadth and depth of human capital-related coursework. More specifically, the new HC&S major is designed to provide a general social science understanding of the complex nature of people and work. The subject matter related to the revised curriculum focuses on human decision-making and behavior in the labor market and workplace; organizational strategies, laws governing employment and workplace rights; and policies and practices governing and influencing employee outcomes and performance.
  • Second, the SHRLR’s extensive network of 2,500 alumni located around the globe will greatly enhance opportunities for student mentoring, internships, and placement. For example, over 95% of the school’s Masters of HRLR students are placed before graduation in excellent jobs and 100% of first year students obtained summer internships.
  • Finally, the school is anchored in a strong culture of community and teamwork among and across students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

We encourage you to consider switching to SHRLR's new BA in HC&S if it will not delay your graduation. The course rollout timeline for the new major is listed below. Depending on your previous coursework, please know that it will take at least one to two full academic years to complete the new major. If you are a junior or senior, switching to the new major may not be feasible, so you likely will want to complete the IDS version of the major.

Please also know that you do not have to switch to the new HC&S major. Current IDS HC&S students will have two years to complete the current degree. Therefore, you have until the end of Summer 2019 to complete the current IDS HC&S degree. Even if you choose to remain in the current IDS program, the SHRLR will be offering many new courses that you can take to enhance your educational experience. Again, the course rollout timeline is listed below. We encourage you to consider taking these HRLR courses.

If you have any questions regarding your status and options, or are interested in learning more about the new major, please contact IDS/HRLR HC&S advisor, Matt Hahnenberg or schedule an appointment using the University's Advising Appointment System. He will be pleased to help you to create an academic plan that is best suited to your particular academic and professional goals.

 


 

HRLR Course Rollout Timeline

The HRLR course rollout timeline for the 2017-2018 academic year is shown below. You can now search in schedule of courses to enroll for this summer and fall, and next spring at https://schedule.msu.edu/. You will be able to enroll starting on specific dates in March (summer semester) and April (fall/spring semesters) as determined by the Registrar’s Office and posted in STU INFO.

Summer 2017

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
HRLR 201 Introduction to Human Capital and Society (online) 3
HRLR 211 Introduction to Organizational Leadership (online) 3
HRLR 212 Career Management (online) 3

 

Fall 2017

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
HRLR 201 Introduction to Human Capital and Society 3
HRLR 211 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
HRLR 311 Applied Organizational Leadership 3
HRLR 314 Legal Environment of Work 3
HRLR 315 Research Methods & Analysis 3

 

Spring 2018

Courses Number Courses Title Credits
HRLR 201 Introduction to Human Capital and Society 3
HRLR 211 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
HRLR 311 Applied Organizational Leadership 3
HRLR 313 Employment Relations 3
HRLR 315 Research Methods & Analysis 3
HRLR 401 Income Inequality 3
HRLR 410 Voice & Democracy at Work 3
HRLR 414 Legal Standards in a Global Workplace 3
HRLR 465 Capstone in Human Capital & Society 3