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Business Administration: Bachelor of Science Degree, Emphasis in Human Resource Management

This emphasis program is designed for students who have an interest in the human resource management functions of business organizations. The program explores the broad human resource activities required to attract, maintain and develop an effective workforce, including strategic planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, appraising employee performance and compensation, and benefits administration. This exploration also includes a review of recent laws, court decisions, new technologies, and social forces that make human resource management a rapidly evolving career field. In addition, this program of study encourages students to develop a strategic mind-set in the context of human resource management policies and practices, and empowers them to become effective decision-makers in this specialized field of business management.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • Apply concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business.
  • Analyze typical challenges that business decision makers are likely to face and recommend solutions, using critical thinking skills and ethical decision making models.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Analyze human resource management issues from a strategic perspective.