Business Administration – Human Resources Management Concentration

Human Resources is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration.

Course work includes training and development; employment law and regulations; recruitment, selection, and personnel planning; and compensation and benefits.  Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

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ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

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BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 3
BUS-110   Introduction to Business PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

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BUS-115 Business Law I 3 3
BUS-115   Business Law I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical framework of business. Contracts, negotiable instruments, the law of sales, torts, crimes, constitutional law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the court systems are examined. Upon completion the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.

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BUS-137 Principles of Management 3 3
BUS-137   Principles of Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.

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CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 4 3
CIS-110   Introduction to Computers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

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MKT-120 Principles of Marketing 3 3
MKT-120   Principles of Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces principles and problems of marketing goods and services. Topics include promotion, placement, and pricing strategies for products. Upon completion, students should be able to apply marketing principles in organizational decision making.

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Semester Total 17 16
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ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 5 4
ACC-120   Principles of Financial Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DMA 010, 020, 030, and DRE 097

This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.

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BUS-153 Human Resource Management 3 3
BUS-153   Human Resource Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

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BUS-234 Training and Development 3 3
BUS-234   Training and Development PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is placed on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.

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Semester Total 11 10
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ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 5 4
ACC-121   Principles of Managerial Accounting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ACC 120

This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems.

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BUS-217 Employment Law and Regulations 3 3
BUS-217   Employment Law and Regulations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, EEO, affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law.

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BUS-256 Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning 3 3
BUS-256   Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic principles involved in managing the employment process. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques, maintaining employee records; and voluntary and involuntary separations. Upon completion, students should be able to acquire and retain employees who match position requirements and fulfill organizational objectives.

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BUS-258 Compensation and Benefits 3 3
BUS-258   Compensation and Benefits PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to study the basic concepts of pay and its role in rewarding performance. Topics include wage and salary surveys, job analysis, job evaluation techniques, benefits, and pay-for-performance programs. Upon completion, students should be able to develop and manage a basic compensation system to attract, motivate, and retain employees.

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ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3
ECO-251   Principles of Microeconomics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050 and DRE 098

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives.

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Semester Total 17 16
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BUS-240 Business Ethics 3 3
BUS-240   Business Ethics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE 098

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and obligations as members of the workforce and society.

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BUS-259 Human Resource Management Applications 3 3
BUS-259   Human Resource Management Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take All: BUS-217, BUS-234, BUS-256, and BUS-258

This course provides students in the Human Resource Management concentration the opportunity to reinforce their learning experiences from preceding HRM courses. Emphasis is placed on application of day-to-day HRM functions by completing in-basket exercises and through simulations. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the appropriate actions called for by typical events that affect the status of people at work.

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ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3
ECO-252   Principles of Macroeconomics PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050 and DRE 098

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

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ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3
ENG-114   Professional Research & Reporting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 111

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

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WBL-110 World of Work 1 1
WBL-110   World of Work PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic knowledge necessary for gaining and maintaining employment. Topics include job search skills, work ethic, meeting employer expectations, workplace safety, and human relations. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully make the transition from school to work.

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Major Elective 3 3
Semester Total 16 16
TOTAL CREDITS 58

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BUS-153 Human Resource Management 3 3
BUS-153   Human Resource Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

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BUS-217 Employment Law and Regulations 3 3
BUS-217   Employment Law and Regulations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, EEO, affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law.

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BUS-234 Training and Development 3 3
BUS-234   Training and Development PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is placed on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.

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BUS-256 Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning 3 3
BUS-256   Recruiting,Selection&Personnel Planning PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic principles involved in managing the employment process. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques, maintaining employee records; and voluntary and involuntary separations. Upon completion, students should be able to acquire and retain employees who match position requirements and fulfill organizational objectives.

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BUS-258 Compensation and Benefits 3 3
BUS-258   Compensation and Benefits PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is designed to study the basic concepts of pay and its role in rewarding performance. Topics include wage and salary surveys, job analysis, job evaluation techniques, benefits, and pay-for-performance programs. Upon completion, students should be able to develop and manage a basic compensation system to attract, motivate, and retain employees.

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Semester Total 15 15

Graduates should qualify for human resources positions within manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations.