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2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog

Business Management, Human Resources Management Concentration, B.S.B.A.

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The human resource management concentration covers the practices organizations use to attract, develop, engage, and retain the talent needed to drive organizational success. The program offers students learning experiences designed to build a solid understanding of the skills and competencies required to excel in a career in HR Management. The concentration focuses on the core topics of strategic resources management, employment law, employee and labor relations, and compensation. Two electives courses are selected with advisement to complement the student’s career interests.

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements

All B.S.B.A. majors in the John L. Grove College of Business should satisfactorily complete the 100-/200-level business core courses during their freshman and sophomore years and the 300-400-level business core courses during their junior and senior years, as listed below.


  • Students who place at the advanced level in the mathematics placement/competency test are not required to take MAT 140A /MAT 140B . In lieu of MAT 140A /MAT 140B , students are required to take an additional free elective.
  • Completion of ECO 101  and ECO 102  will satisfy the requirement for ECO 113 .

Major Course Requirements

Students should meet with their faculty advisor to plan the sequencing of their major program of study. Students interested in a double major and/or minor shall be required to take the prescribed courses in each respective major and/or minor. Students can double count one course between business majors with the permission of the respective department chair(s). Refer to the index under Double Majors and Minors for further information.

General Education

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements Specific for this major

Human Resource Management Career Opportunities

The Department of Labor projects employment opportunities in human resources management will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2029. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need the support of human resource professionals. Graduates of the program can expect to begin their careers in human resource management in the private or public sectors as HR Coordinators, HR Specialists in recruiting, training, compensation, employee relations, or labor relations, HR Analysts, or HR Generalists. According to the Department of Labor, the median annual wage for human resources specialists was $61,920 in May 2019. The program also provides a solid foundation for graduate education in management, industrial relations, human resource management, organizational behavior, and organizational development.

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