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Human Resource Management - Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Human Resource Management is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's most valued assets - the people. An organization that effectively manages and develops its people realizes a distinct competitive advantage. Studies in Human Resource Management develop knowledge and skills in strategic and human resource planning, compensation, recruitment, training and development, and compliance with local, state and federal employment laws and policies.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a degree in Human Resource Management have access to a wide range of rewarding careers, including human resources administrator/manager, staffing manager, branch manager, human resources analyst, organizational performance manager, personnel administrator or director, training manager, recruiter, compensation analyst, and employee relations manager.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Business Administration BSBA (Core)
    • Communication
      a. Oral Communication: communicate effectively by speaking clearly, concisely, and convincingly, using appropriate business conventions for the field of study.
      b. Written Communication: communicate effectively by writing clearly, concisely, and convincingly, using appropriate business conventions for the field of study.
    • Interpersonal Skills: demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, especially working in teams.
    • Critical Thinking
      a. Data Analysis: analyze data by using appropriate technology.
      b. Decision Making: analyze issues critically and make relevant decisions by identifying and assessing the significance of key factors and assumptions.  
    • Functional Knowledge: identify, define, and apply current fundamental concepts, principles, and practices in the disciplines of business, including globalization. 
    • Societal Impact
      a. Ethical Judgment: identify ethical breaches and how they adversely impact stakeholders.
      b. Social Responsibility: evaluate how business decisions impact the welfare of society.   

  • Business Administration, Human Resource Management (BSBA)
    1. Understand the foundations of strategic human resource management, including creating diverse workforce to achieve organizational goals.
    2. Organize strategies for the recruitment, selection, training and retention and development of employees.
    3. Develop compensation, benefit and reward systems that attract, retain and motivate employees in alignment with organizational goals.
    4. Address the legal and ethical implications of human resource management in an organizational setting.
    5. Effectively use teamwork, leadership, motivational and conflict management skills to address human resource challenges.

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