Rural Organization Employee Management (ROEM)

The Rural Organization Employee Management (ROEM) program is for current owners, managers, supervisors, and team leaders in rural organizations. Designed specifically for the opportunities and challenges facing rural and small businesses, ROEM is an online program that covers topics in business administration, human resource management, ethical and legal principles, and organizational theories and concepts. Students are offered opportunities to apply this knowledge to real-world situations through practicum or internship simulations. 

ROEM offers students three options that build on one another. The ROEM and Human Resources Certificates provide business and human resources training for rural organizations, business owners and managers, and farmers and ranchers. An Associate of Applied Science degree is available for either traditional or nontraditional students who seek employment or are currently employed in these sectors. 

ROEM is the only program of its type in the Montana University System. 

Upon program completion, ROEM students will

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of available resources that answer legal, ethical, process, and practice questions encountered as they lead their organizations
  • Assimilate and synthesize the practical skills necessary to be a successful manager of the human capital within an organization
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and concepts related to the study of organizations and human resource management
  • Apply learning through a practicum and/or internship or simulations
According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average growth in jobs over all sectors will be 7% over the next ten years. Human Resource professionals will see a slightly higher increase (9%) in that same time frame. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states, “Employment growth depends largely on the performance and growth of individual companies. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources managers to oversee and administer their programs.” Regardless of size, organizations will need trained people to address issues related to employment law, occupational health and safety, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans. 

The ROEM and Human  Resources Certificates can be completed in as few as one semester each. Students may then choose to complete the Associate of Applied Science.

ROEM Certificate

PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 hrs
WRIT 121

WRIT 122

Introduction to Business Writing OR

Introduction to Technical Writing

3 hrs
BGEN 105

BMGT 210

Introduction to Business OR

Small Business Entrepreneurship

3 hrs
BMGT 215 Human Resources Management 3 hrs
BMGT 237 Human Relations in Business 3 hrs
    Total Certificate Hours: 15

Human Resources Certificate

CAPP 131 Basic MS Office 3 hrs
R02 Employee Staffing & Selection for Business 3 hrs
R03 Employee Management & Success 3 hrs
R04 Administration of Compensation & Benefits 3 hrs
R05 Ethical, Social, & Legal Issues for Human Resources 3 hrs
    Total Certificate Hours: 15

Associate of Applied Science
After completing both certificates, add these additional classes:

WRIT 101 College Writing I 3 hrs
COMX 111 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hrs
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3 hrs
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 hrs
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 3 hrs
ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures 3 hrs
R06 Practicum in Human Resource Management 3 hrs
Take 6 hours from the list below
BGEN 291 Special Topics in Human Resources 3 hrs
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 hrs
BGEN 235 Business Law I 3 hrs
BMKT 225 Marketing 3 hrs
CAPP 158 MS Access 3 hrs
ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hrs
ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hrs
Take 3 hours from any subject of interest
    Total AAS Hours: 31
To learn more about admissions, cost of attendance, financial aid, and to apply for the ROEM program, click here.

For more information about the ROEM program:

Dottie Evans