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A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a concentration in Human Resource Management prepares students to become leaders in a myriad of fields and industries—as human resources are at the heart of every workplace.
Human resource (HR) managers oversee an organization’s human resources or employees. HR management professionals work both directly and indirectly with all employees of an organization and serve to bridge the gap between upper management and their employees. They also strive to make all members of the organization feel supported and motivated. The Human Resource Management concentration instructs students on how to approach such issues as employee rights, performance management, and global talent management, creating effective managers with an affinity for people. Other core aspects of employment human resource managers handle include
Human resource managers wear many hats—recruiter, compensation and benefits director, workforce coordinator, administrative function supervisor—and are crucial team members for organizations across all industries.
Job titles in the human resource management field include the following:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026. The median annual wage for human resources managers was $113,300 in May of 2018.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management can prepare you to learn, lead, and succeed—and you, in turn, will help the workforce to thrive. Find out more about studying Human Resource Management at Nichols by requesting more information or scheduling a campus visit today!
If you have questions, our Human Resource Management faculty is here to help—find their contact information below.
Professor Mary Trottier, email@example.com, 508-213-2125
Human Resource Management majors must complete 121 credit hours (approximately 40 courses), including courses from the foundation and business core curricula, focused electives and these required specialization courses:
This course will delve into the unique characteristics of and challenges facing women in the workplace today. The biological and sociological theories of gender differences will be explored, as will gender-based communication and leadership styles. The current state of women in leadership around the world will be examined, with students completing a statistical research project. Students will examine and reflect on their own leadership and work styles, as well as practice professional skills of particular interest to women. The course will use leading contemporary books on women and business, and may include experiential aspects such as field trips and interviews.
This course introduces students to Gender and Diversity Studies, an interdisciplinary field of academic study. The course surveys contemporary gender issues, focusing on the social construction of race, sexuality, and gender and the relationship of gender to the self, others, and society. Along with the focus on the U.S., the course incorporates international perspectives on gender constructions and experiences. This course aims to connect our academic explorations with our lived experiences.
This course will examine the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America, from its origins in the years after the Civil War to the current Black Lives Matter movement. Students will learn how the development of the NAACP, the Great Migration and World War II helped ignite the protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Students will study numerous events related to the struggle for civil rights, including the murder of Emmett Till, school integration, student sit-ins, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Students will complete a research project on a person or event related to the Civil Rights Movement.
One of the most significant changes underfoot in the 21st-century workplace is men and women working together, side by side, in a perceived equitable manner. Yet, old stereotypes, biases, and assumptions about men and women, and the rules of the workplace still exist. This interactive, experience-based course explores how we get to be women and men, the different ways we experience gender, and gender as a principal factor in social organizations. Students will be challenged to examine and critique the forces that maintain, enforce, and produce segregation based on gender and to rethink the norms of society through the lens of appreciation of the differences that each sex brings to the work environment.
Prerequisite: PSY 151
The course reviews human development from pregnancy and prenatal development through old age with a unique balance and depth of coverage across all age groups. We will examine the physical and intellectual changes humans undergo from conception through death. With an emphasis on modern cultural and societal issues ranging from homophobia to family violence, this course builds on the basic themes of life-span development.
This course offers a unique, in-depth experience in interfaith knowledge, dialogue, and practice regarding Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is team-presented by two faculty members and a student intern, who are likewise adherents of that faith. Pertinent readings, first-hand experiences of the three faiths, and no-holdsbarred discussion will be the hallmark of this course. Students will be expected to participate regularly, complete three 5-page papers, as well as a final group paper.
Adjunct Faculty, Management
Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Business and Professional Studies / Associate Professor of Human Resource Management / MSOL Director