Why Human Resources?
Davenport’s Human Resource Management BBA degree provides application-based knowledge in staffing, training, negotiation, dispute resolution, compensation, organizational behavior and leadership strategies in businesses. This program prepares you to enter and excel in the human resources arena, generating approaches and solutions for managing a business’ most valuable resource: its employees.
You will take classes that are aligned with all Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) content areas assuring potential employers that our graduates are well prepared for successful careers. SHRM is the world’s largest and most prestigious association devoted to human resource management and is well known by human resource employers.
A BBA degree in Human Resource Management can be completed in-seat or online.
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The Human Resource Management program is a great choice if you:
- Want to exercise strategic management skills to develop an accomplished and productive workforce.
- Can balance multiple individual needs of employees and stakeholders
- Enjoy interacting with people to develop and achieve goals
- Want to develop strong problem-solving skills
During your studies, you will exposed to the following:
- Developing skills in business fundamentals with particular expertise in human resource management.
- Engaging in real-world application by applying relevant knowledge of the field.
- Honing strategic decision-making and analytical skills in a local, national and international business context.
Human Resource Management can be a fulfilling career as you help employees and organizations succeed. Your HR skills are needed across many fields including healthcare, education, construction, government and other industries. With this degree you are qualified to pursue rewarding career positions such as the following.
- Human Resource Specialist
- Employee Relations Manager
- Recruiting and Staffing Manager
- Compensation and Benefit Manager
- Labor Relations Manager
- Job Analyst
|Starting salary in Human Resources||$45,038 in the U.S.||NACE|
|Starting salary in Human Resources||$36,242 in the Great Lakes Region||NACE|
|Average salary in Human Resouces||$58,350 in the U.S.||BLS|
|Projected growth in Human Resources||5% growth from 2014-2020||BLS|
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION • 120 CREDITS • HRMG BBA
Students gain skills in human resource management fundamentals through broad exposure to various human resource topics in a learning environment that balances textbook theory with real-world management application. Through varied learning methodologies, students are exposed to a range of human resource career opportunities with emphasis on the strategic role of human resources in today's business world.
|Foundations of Excellence||39 cr.|
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3 cr.|
|COMM120||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ENGL110||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|ENGL311||Professional Writing||3 cr.|
|ENVS125 or SCI/MATH||Introduction to Environmental Studies or Science/Math Elective||3 cr.|
|MATH125||Intermediate Algebra||3 cr.|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3 cr.|
|HUMN||Humanities Elective||3 cr.|
|SOSC||Social Science Elective||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Business||32 cr.|
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4 cr.|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4 cr.|
|BITS211||Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet||3 cr.|
|BUSN120 or BUSN*||Introduction to Business or Business Elective||3 cr.|
|BUSN210||Professional Ethics||3 cr.|
|CISP112||Applied Information Technology||3 cr.|
|FINC211||Corporate Finance||3 cr.|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3 cr.|
|MGMT211||Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|MKTG211||Marketing Foundations||3 cr.|
|BUSN225||International Business||3 cr.|
|BUSN489 or HRMG490||Field Experience in Business or Human Resource Management BBA Internship||3 cr.|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Management||3 cr.|
|HRMG213||Human Resource Management||3 cr.|
|HRMG313||Staffing Organizations||3 cr.|
|HRMG350||Training for Organizations||3 cr.|
|HRMG431||Negotiation and Dispute Resolution||3 cr.|
|HRMG433||Compensation Administration||3 cr.|
|HRMG453||Strategic Human Resources||4 cr.|
|LEGL401||Employment and Labor Law||3 cr.|
|MGMT314||Managing Change in Organizations||3 cr.|
|MGMT321||Organizational Behavior||3 cr.|
|MGMT375||Leadership Theory and Discovery||3 cr.|
|Open Electives||9 cr.|
|Recommended Open Electives||(9) cr.|
|HRMG290 or HRMG490||Human Resource Management Internship or Human Resource BBA Management Internship||3 cr.|
|HRMG330||International Human Resource Management||3 cr.|
|HRMG493||Assurance of Learning Prep Course||1 cr.|
|HRMG499||Certified Professional HR Prep Course||3 cr.|