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BSBA - Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the “people” part of the business. Every industry needs HR people to recruit employees, design compensation and benefit programs, consult with managers on staffing and legal issues, and guide strategic executive decisions. Human Resource professionals work in dynamic environments where creativity and problem solving are the distinguishing characteristics of successful managers. This is the ideal field for those who want a business career that will afford them the opportunity to work with people to help organizations and employees reach their objectives.

The HRM program is focused on developing students’ ability to think creatively and constructively about a variety of workplace issues such as employee rights, performance management, employment law, and global talent management. Through a range of projects and a required internship, students gain practical experience in the general practices of the field.

Graduates of the program are prepared for exciting careers in numerous capacities across virtually every industry, including health care, insurance, banking, high tech, entertainment, and government.

General Education Courses


College Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 105 or ENGL 212 (Analytical Writing - Honors only course)

COMM 152  Effective Speaking

Critical Writing, Reading & Research:  1 course to be selected from CRIT 201, ENGL 213, ENGL 214, or other courses upon approval

Advanced Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 320,
ENGL 321, ENGL 342, ENGL 345, or ENGL 346

Leadership and Professional Development

ITM           123           Digital Applications (1 credit)

LEAD         101           Learning to Lead

SEM          139           First-Year Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          239           Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          339           Junior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

SEM          439           Senior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

Professional Development:     1 course to be selected from
COMM 204, COMM 311, COMM 313, FIN 201, ITM 202, or LEAD 203

Social and Behavioral Science

1 course to be selected from ECON 221 or ECON 222

1 course to be selected from GDS 216, HIST, INTD, or PSCI

1 course to be selected from COMM 247, COMM 310, ECON, HIST, PSY, or SOC

Humanities and Global Values

Humanities:  2 courses to be selected from Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Religion (Selections must be from two different disciplines.)

Global Values:  1 course to be selected from COMM 310, ECON 313, ENGL 235, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 310, GDS 216, HIST 207, HIST 208, HIST 210, HIST 339, HIST 369, HUM 254, PSCI 324, REL 219, REL 322, SPAN 126, SPAN 127

Math and Applied Science

MATH 215                Statistics

Math:                         1 course to be selected from MATH 117, MATH 122, or MATH 190

Science:                      1 course to be selected from ESCI 233 or
ESCI 243

Math/Science:          1 course to be selected from ECON, ESCI, MATH, or PSY

Business Core

ACCT         238           Financial Accounting

ACCT         240           Managerial Accounting

ECON        221           Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics

FIN            203           Principles of Finance

ITM           209           Information Management and Analytics

MGMT     227           Leading and Managing Organizations

MKCM     202           Principles of Marketing

LSB            327           Business Law and Ethics

MGMT     365           Operations Management

LEAD         400           Managing Strategic Initiatives

Concentration Courses

Required Courses:

HRM         213           Human Resource Management

HRM         343           Assessing Staffing and Employment Law

HRM         344           Developing and Motivating Human Potential

HRM         443           Compensation and Benefits

HRM         481           International Human Resource Management

HRM         490           Internship in Human Resource Management

Elective Courses (one additional course from the following options):

COMM     310           Intercultural Communications

ECON        305           Labor Economics

HRM         470           Special Topics in HRM

MGMT     389           Management of Innovation and Change

MKCM     312           Managerial Communication

PSY            342           Group Dynamics

PSY            372           Counseling Psychology

Free Electives

16 credit-hours of electives

Total Credits Required:           120

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit-hours unless otherwise noted and may meet only one degree requirement.