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Human Resources Management

Course Descriptions

ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I (4.00 SH). A two-semester study of the basic principles and concepts underlying the measurement of financial activity, and the preparation and use of financial statements. Among the topics will be basic accounting theory, transaction analyses, income determination, asset and liability valuation.

BA 140 Introduction to Business (4.00 SH). An introduction to the nature of work and organizations. The course will explore the functions of managers in work environments, and the issues that shape contemporary management such as global competition and information technology. This course cannot be taken for credit if you have received credit for BA 310 (or are currently enrolled). This course is not open to junior or seniors except by permission.

BA 160 Personal Financial Decisions (4.00 SH). An introductory course on the basics of financial decision making and personal finance. Topics will include basic accounting concepts, investment alternatives, budgeting, and the nature of risk and insurance. This course does not carry credit for any major in the Department of Economics and Business. Sophomore standing is recommended.

BA 225 Management Information Systems (4.00 SH). The course provides a basic understanding of how organizations develop, use, manage, and secure their information systems. The course examines the impact of information systems at the strategic and operational levels of an organization. Key system applications, such as electronic commerce and enterprise information systems, are examined as well as the technological infrastructure that supports them. Prerequisites: ACC 201 or BA 140 or ECO 150.

BA 250 Prin and Practices of Proj Mgmt (4.00 SH). This course provides students with a practical understanding of project management and highlights the roles and responsibilities of the project manager. Project managers are expected to break down complex projects into manageable segments, lead diverse project teams, and use effective tools and techniques to ensure that the project is completed within budget and on schedule. By completing a comprehensive real-life-scenario project plan, students will gain valuable experience with relevant project management tools, practices, techniques, and software applications.

BA 250C Princ and Pract of Proj Management (4.00 SH). This course provides students with a practical understanding of project management and highlights the roles and responsibilities of the project manager. Project managers are expected to break down complex projects into manageable segments, lead diverse project teams, and use effective tools and techniques to ensure that the project is completed within budget and on schedule. By completing a comprehensive real-life-scenario project plan, students will gain valuable experience with relevant project management tools, practices, techniques, and software applications.

BA 310 Organizations and Management (4.00 SH). A course that studies the behavior of people in a work organization. Topics include motivation, leadership, group processes, job and organizational design, communications, effectiveness and ethics in the workplace. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

BA 360 Human Resources Management (4.00 SH). A study of activities necessary for the recruitment, retention, development, and motivation of an organization’s human resources. The course covers typical personnel functions as well as theory on human behavior in organizational settings. Prerequisite: BA 140 or consent of instructor.

BA 361 Compensation & Benefits (4.00 SH). An examination of financial reward systems in organizations and the study of relevant theoretical and legal perspectives. Topics will include job evaluation, wage surveys, equity, individual and group motivational programs, benefits, and compensation strategies. Prerequisites: ECO 150, ACC 201, and BA 360.

BA 362 Employment & Labor Law (4.00 SH). Examines the development and current operations of labor unions, the process and outcomes of collective bargaining and the impact on society and businesses, and law regarding workplace rights. Practical insights from National Labor Relations Board rulings and grievance cases will be addressed. Prerequisites: ECO 150, BA 360.

BA 370 Business Law (4.00 SH). A study of law as it pertains to business. Legal principles pertaining to a variety of topics, including the Uniform Commercial Code, will be presented and applied to business entities. Text and case study will emphasize legal reasoning processes.

BA 590 Field Experience/Internship (4.00 SH). Field Experience/Internship (1-4 SH) Will not be counted in the minimum number of courses needed in the major. All grading S/U. Prerequisites: six courses in accounting, economics and/or business, junior or senior standing, consent of department, and a GPA of at least 2.0.

BA 601 Strategic Management (4.00 SH). A capstone course that focuses on general management skills involved in choosing an organizational strategy, committing critical resources to implementation, and appropriately reevaluating that strategy as internal and external organizational environments change. The course integrates the major business functions using top management’s generalist view. The primary method of instruction is case analysis. Prerequisites: BA 305, BA 310, ECO 220, and senior standing.

ECO 150 Economic Reasoning (ST) (4.00 SH). Fundamental economic concepts and theories of supply and demand, resource allocation, taxation, international trade, externalities, public goods, market models, and labor markets. An emphasis on applications in both public policy and individual decision making will be recurrent throughout the course. Meets Social Thought and Tradition Intellectual Perspective requirement (ST).

PHI 250 Business Ethics (RP) (4.00 SH). This course will be a study of the ethical issues and problems that surface in our contemporary business environment. We will begin with an examination of the theoretical grounds upon which more decision making is based, looking at human conduct in relationship to what we ought to do. From this theoretical foundation, we will proceed to examine concrete ethical business practices, using case studies as a means to grasp the ethical issues of conducting modern business. Possible topics include corporate responsibilities (to shareholders, to the general population, and to the environment), product safety and liability, sexual harassment in the workplace, distribution of wealth. Meets Religious and Philosophical Though Intellectual Perspective requirement (RP).

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (ST) (4.00 SH). Principles of human and animal behavior. The study of individual, group and institutional behavior in context. Offered every semester. Meets Social Thought and Tradition Intellectual Perspective requirement (ST).

PSY 235 Psychology of Women and Gender (4.00 SH). This course challenges students to question their existing beliefs about what it means to be male and female in today’s society. We will explore traditional and changing gender roles and their impact. Course topics include an in-depth look at issues related to gender stereotypes, violence against women, interpersonal relationships, childcare and employment. Students will also explore global issues related to gender roles and culture by examining women’s lives in other countries.

SOC 108 Social Problems/Policies (ST) (4.00 SH). An examination of societal intentions and actions for resolving issues of public concern such as poverty, unemployment, and the well-being of those who are sick, disabled, displaced, at risk, dependent or racial/ethnic minorities. Both historical and ideological factors will be explored as will be the consequences of action in terms of social programming and policies. Meets Social Thought and Tradition Intellectual Perspective requirement (ST).

 

What can you do with a Human Resources Management degree?

Imagine yourself working in personnel or human relations in business or an industrial setting, or in human resources with a focus on worker selection, worker evaluation and career development, benefits administration, human relations, training, employment law, or program and institutional evaluation.