Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources: Leadership & Management Concentration
Ottawa University’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and Master of Arts in Human Resources fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates
to add the quality and is designed to meet current HR industries need as well as to guide the success of HR professional career. Throughout the world, only 252 programs in 201 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. Two of those programs are ours and without us, there would only be 200 institutions. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, to help the Society define HR education standards taught in university business schools across the nation and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
For busy adults looking to earn an online Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Ottawa University offers a life-friendly concentration in Leadership and Management you can complete at your own pace, from the comfort of your home – or anywhere you have Internet access.
Leadership Concentration course offerings:
Human resources careers and job outlook
- Leadership of Creativity and Change
- Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
- Leadership and Communication
- Social Policy and the Community
- Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism
- Managing Organizational Conflict
There are many types of human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists. In a small organization, a human resources generalist may handle all aspects of human resources work. In a large corporation, the director of human resources may supervise several departments, each headed by an experienced manager who most likely specializes in one human resources activity.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment for this career to grow by 21% by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Legislation and court rulings setting standards in various areas, such as occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, wages, health care, pensions, and family leave, among others, will increase demand for human resources, training and labor relations experts.
About our online degree programs:
Ottawa University offers an array of online degree programs with a generous credit transfer policy that honors past experience – up to 80 credit hours!
As an online student, you'll benefit from personal attention, including your own personal success coach; 24/7 access to your assignments, lectures, and course work; and the ability to earn your degree on your schedule – without quitting your day job.
For more information on our concentration in Leadership and Management studies, contact us
For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.
The curriculum of this program consists of 124 credit hours.
Leadership and Management Concentration Courses
A concentration consists of a minimum of four courses, of which at least 12 semester credits must be upper division. See the course catalog for more information regarding concentrations.
Select at least four of the following courses:
Accounting for Business Operations | ACC 20364
Human Resources Major Courses
Introduces operating activities of business. Emphasis on using income statements to plan and evaluate the operations of a for-profit entity.
Macroeconomics | ECO 20163
Focuses on inflationary consequences of monetary and fiscal policies designed to eliminate poverty and unemployment, significance of money and government deficits on attainment of goals of high employment and economic growth in a non-inflationary environment and role of the dollar in international trade.
College Algebra | MAT 10643
College Algebra emphasizes problem solving techniques using algebraic concepts. The focus of the course is directed toward exploring how algebra is used in the social and physical sciences. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations, and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, composition and inverse functions.
Microeconomics | ECO 20263
Study of the role of prices in allocating and developing scarce resources to meet the needs and demands of consumers, the impact of the profit motive on business size and efficiency, the economic power of large-scale business firms, the interplay of private and public choice through price controls, business regulation and taxation.
Business Statistics | OAD 30763
Focuses on basic methods of research design and analysis of data including descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include mean, median, mode, frequency distribution, range standard, deviation, probabilities of sampling selection, Z-value, T-value, regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and Chi-square analysis.
Business Ethics | OAD 31664
Introduces development of personal and group norms required for work places. Topics include moral reasoning in business, employee rights and responsibilities of corporations.
Employment Law and Policies | OAD 30264
Examines development and continuing changes in legislative and judicial influence on the workplace. Special emphasis given to NLRB, OSHA, EEOC, and DOL agencies.
Managerial Accounting | ACC 30664
Evaluation of financial performance for managerial planning and forecasting. Covers cost-volume profit analysis, break-even analysis, return on investment, and responsibility reporting.
Human Resources Administration | OAD 32563
Focuses on process and management of personnel function including task specialization, selection and placement, development and training, collective bargaining, appraisal, and compensation.
Employment and Staffing | OAD 32864
Investigation of policies and procedures used for effective employment and staffing, consideration of external and internal recruitment, selection procedures, internal staffing process, application of job design, and analysis as related to procedures of employment.
Compensation and Benefits | OAD 41564
Examines human resource functions of salary dministration, job evaluation, compensation, legal requirements, and benefit designs (including medical, life, retirement, and flexible benefits). Emphasis on role of compensation and benefits in attracting, retaining, and motivating employees
Training and Development | OAD 41764
Studies current principles and practices in personnel planning, employee training and development. Topics include skill assessment, recognition of organizational and individual needs, and establishing learning objectives and methodologies.
Seminar in Applied Human Resources | OAD 49200
Capstone course that guides student in the integration of functional content areas in the field of professional human resources. Addresses human resource issues and applies human resource theories and techniques to problems and cases through a process of decision-making.
Planning and Budgeting | OAD 40264
Overview of basic financial systems used in business settings. Includes business planning and budgeting tools and models such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow analysis, time value of money concepts and project planning techniques.
Behavior in Organizations | OAD 30063
Study of human behavior in work organizations. Focuses on individual satisfaction and motivation as related to organizational structure, nature of task and locus of power. Topics include small group formation, maintenance, organizational conflict, communications and leadership.