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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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The human resource management concentration covers the fields of personnel management, industrial relations, and training. The program is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the wide range of opportunities in the field. The courses emphasize both the theoretical aspects and the practical skills needed for success in the field. By careful selection of elective courses, students can design a program to suit their individual 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 .
  • Completion of MAT 117  taken at Shippensburg University will satisfy the requirement for SCM 200  .
  • MGT 447   Satisfies university diversity requirement.

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.

Human Resource Management Career Opportunities

The Department of Labor continues to project a strong demand for entry-level jobs in the human resource management field. Human resource management is among the top paying fields. Graduates of the program are prepared to begin their careers in the human resource management departments of corporations or government agencies as trainees, recruiters, compensation specialists, job analysts, grievance counselors, and arbitration managers. The program provides a solid foundation for graduate study in the fields of personnel, industrial relations, human resource management, and organizational development.

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