2019-2020 Online Continuing Education Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Online Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Human Resource Management Concentration, B.A.

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Concentration Description

The purpose of the concentration in Human Resource Management is to provide an experience where students can transfer concepts and practices directly into a human resource management career.  Human Resource managers administer employee-related services and resolve employee disputes, coordinate and supervise the work of support staff, oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection and hiring processes, plan and coordinate workforce needs, advise management on issues such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment and work through disciplinary procedures. Students will analyze the major challenges of recruiting and staffing in today’s labor market to include internal and external recruitment, retention and legal compliance while developing overall leadership and team building skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the legal dynamics employers encounter in the areas of workplace diversity, privacy, safety, and dispute resolution.
  • Analyze employment benefits and compensation systems, the legalities associated with each, and their impact on the employee recruiting, retention, and satisfaction.
  • Examine the steps to collective bargaining, decertification, and grievance and arbitration processes.
  • Evaluate the challenges of an international workforce and how to incorporate cultural differences, training, and development in organizations.
  • Identify ethical and legal issues relevant to the policies, practices, and management of human resources in a competitive environment.


Human resource managers are needed in every industry sector, and the field offers the opportunity to demonstrate a combination of interpersonal skills, professional knowledge and leadership ability.  They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of human resource managers will grow 13% through 2022. Employment of human resource managers is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resource managers to oversee and administer their programs, and to ensure firms adhere to changing and complex employment laws. The median annual wage for human resources managers was $102,780 in May 2014.

BA/BS Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum

Please visit the Liberal Arts and Sciences Options  for courses that meet the LAS requirements.


Select additional electives to meet 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.

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