The Department of Management. Entrepreneurship and Strategic Human Resources offers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Strategic Human Resource Management.
In today’s increasingly complex business world, there is a need for Human Resources Practitioners or Functional Specialists with well-rounded professional training to be leaders in the ethical and strategically effective employment of people in organizations. Although the primary goal of the program is to provide the professional training necessary for graduates to obtain human resources jobs, the major should be especially appealing to students with broad interests. Reflecting this broad approach, the field of human resources is studied from a strategic approach encompassing a wide range of business areas as well as legal, economic, and political perspectives. The core program provides students the opportunity to take advanced courses that are both theoretical and practical in nature from the human resources functional areas, including staffing, compensation, training and development, change management, international human resources, and labor relations; additionally, students take the strategic HRM capstone course that emphasizes the strategic importance of HRM in organizational effectiveness and the internal assessment of HRM systems for alignment with organizational goals.
Outside of the classroom, students may expand their knowledge by participating in a part-time or full-time internship in human resources. Credit and non-credit opportunities are available.