HR Management

About The Program

human resource aboutWelcome to the Department of Decision Sciences and Management in the College of Business at Tennessee Tech University.  We offer a degree in Business Management with concentrations in four areas: ​General Management​, ​Business and Information Technology​,​​ Business Analytics and Intelligence​, ​Human Resource Management, and ​Production/Operations​.

Our Human Resource Management concentration features electives including psychology, sociology, and conflict management and negotiation. Our program will help you firmly grasp these vital concepts, apply them to real work place situations, and become a valuable asset to any company or organization. Unleash your potential by joining the College of Business today!

Degree Information

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of Human Resource Management. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.


Career Opportunities in Human Resource Management

Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other human resources professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in human resources management and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career.

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Engagement Opportunities

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.


Society for Human Resource Management ›

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)  is open to anyone interested in Human Resource Management. SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society devoted to HR management, whose primary objectives include providing information to its members and advancing the HR profession in more than 165 countries. Involvement in SHRM is a great opportunity to learn from local Human Resource Management professionals as there are available internships, scholarships, and even online job listings. Students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours are eligible to become national members.



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College of Business Leadership Retreat ›

The TTU College of Business is dedicated to helping students grow both inside and outside of the classroom! Our COB Leadership Retreat allows students to develop and foster leadership skills alongside their peers in a fun, new learning environment! A new retreat theme is picked every year. Past themes include Lead Like a Pirate and Camp COB: The Search For Bigfoot. The 2024 COB Leadership theme is Leadership on Tour. Students always sincerely enjoy this unconventional learning experience away from campus, and they are thankful for the confidence and skills they gain! Visit our Professional Readiness and Leadership page for more information!


Study Abroad ›

The College of Business at TTU is proud to offer study abroad programs to its students. We aim to personally customize your trip to best fit your academic and financial needs, location and cultural interests, and desired abroad experiences. Specific to the COB, we have two main study abroad opportunities: 

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Internships ›

Internships play a massive role in departments across the entire College of Business. Featured to the left is Addison Dorris, who recently interned in Human Resources with Dollar General. Below is the testimonial she provided about her internship experience.

“During my internship, I developed my skillsets in project management, collaboration, human resources, and professional writing and design. Throughout the summer, I was able to take the lessons I learned in the classroom and apply them real-world situations. After this experience, I better understand how HR operates at a major corporation. This internship experience helped me realize that a career in Human Resources is the direction I want to take for my future!”

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Student Organizations

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has a faculty advisor, if not multiple. Therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved.

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Beta Alpha Psi from 2021-2022The Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study and application of management theory and practice. The club supports professional development of its members with guest lectures, fund-raisers, social events, and community service. In the spring, members will also have the opportunity to attend the SAM International Conference and compete in the case competition.

Alpha Kappa Psi

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Alpha Kappa Psi is a national co-ed business fraternity that aims to provide ethical leadership and professional development to its members. To achieve association initiatives, Alpha Kappa Psi sponsors professional speakers, oversees service projects, and hosts social activities. All undergraduate and graduate business or industrial technology majors and business minors who have at least a 2.1 QPA are eligible to pledge.


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Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.

HR Management Faculty & Staff

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Curtis Armstrong
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Edwin Baidoo
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Tracy Black
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Grant Clary
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Whitney Cunningham
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Jim Jenkins
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Ryan Matthews
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Debbie Pennebaker
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Jeremy Schoen
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Larry Smith
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Thomas Timmerman
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Allison Toth
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Kyle Turner
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Doc Wells
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Susan Wells
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Jaime Williams
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Mick Williams
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Seth Williams

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