Jul 16, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Strategic Human Resource Management, B.S.B.A.

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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.

Requirements for the Strategic Human Resource Management Major

Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:

See the Undergraduate Core Curriculum  in the catalog.

Major Requirements:

21 total credit hours required, as follows:


  • Three (3) hours of business electives.


  • No more than six (6) hours may double count between MGMT major and SHRM major (excluding SHRM 200).
  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these major courses.

B.S.B.A. Strategic Human Resource Management

This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • Mathematical Perspective
  • ENGL 101: English Composition
  • Foreign Language I
  • MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing
  • CORE 100: First Year Seminar
  • BUAD 101: The Business Profession I
  • CORE 101

Second Semester

  • Quantitative Reasoning Elective
  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations
  • Foreign Language II
  • Historical Perspective
  • ECON 200: Microeconomic Principles
  • BAIS 120: Intro to Business Tech
  • BUAD 102: The Business Profession I
  • CORE 102

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • PHIL 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • ECON 201: Macroeconomic Principles
  • ACCT 200: Introductory Financial Accounting
  • STAT 211: Statistics For Business II
  • SHRM 200: Human Resources in a Diverse S
  • BUAD 201: The Business Profession II

Second Semester

  • Natural Science Elective
  • MGMT 301: Managerial Communications
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 300: Managerial Behavior
  • BAIS 220: Management of Info Tech
  • BUAD 202: The Business Profession II

Junior Year

First Semester

  • PHIL 200
  • Humanities Elective
  • FINC 300: Business Finance
  • SHRM 360: Staffing
  • SHRM Elective
  • BUAD 301: The Business Profession III

Second Semester

  • Theological Perspective
  • ENGL 205: Literature and Moral Imagination
  • ECON 300: International Trade and Business Environment
  • SHRM 345: Compensation
  • SHRM 370: Training and Development
  • BUAD 302: The Business Profession III

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Scientific Perspective
  • MGMT 302: Quality and Product in Operation
  • BLAW 300: Legal Environment
  • SHRM Elective
  • Writing Intensive Elective
  • BUAD 401: The Business Profession IV

Second Semester

  • Creative Perspective
  • SHRM 495: SHRM Capstone
  • SHRM Elective
  • Business Elective or Internship
  • General Elective
  • CORE 499
  • BUAD 402: The Business Profession IV

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