Human Resources Foundation Courses
Accounting for Business Operations | ACC 20364 (4 credits)
Introduces operating activities of business. Emphasis on using income statements to plan and evaluate the operations of a for-profit entity.
Macroeconomics | ECO 20163 (3 Credits)
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.
Microeconomics | ECO 20263 (3 credits)
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.
College Algebra | MAT 10643 (3 credits)
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.
Discrete Mathematics | MAT 20043 (3 credits)
Offers an intuitive exposure to mathematical concepts useful in a wide variety of disciplines. The course focuses on concepts associated with propositional logic.
Business Mathematics | MAT 20143 (3 credits)
Focuses on basic mathematics skills, business mathematics applications and problem-solving strategies. Concepts include properties of real numbers, fundamental operations of rational numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, numerical and graphical descriptions of data, basic probability, and logical thinking.
Business Statistics | OAD 30763 (4 credits)
Focuses on basic methods of research design and analysis of data including descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include mean, median, mode, frequency distributions, range, standard deviation, probabilities of sampling selection, Z-score, T-value, regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and Chi-square analysis.
Quantitative Methods in Business | OAD 31564 (3 credits)
Emphasis on the managerial application and implications of quantitative analysis techniques. From the management of resources to financial forecasting, financing and investment, the course incorporates the use of quantitative analysis techniques using software applications including Microsoft Excel and Tableau to assist in practical business decision-making and managing organizational goals and strategies. Students employ quantitative analysis to an integrated case study.
Business Ethics | OAD 31664 (3 credits)
Introduces development of personal and group norms required for workplaces. Topics include moral reasoning in business, employee rights and responsibilities of corporations.
*MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill the foundation requirement.
Human Resources Major Courses
Employment Law and Policies | OAD 30264 (4 credits)
Examines development and continuing changes in legislative and judicial influence on the workplace. Special emphasis given to NLRB, OSHA, EEOC, and DOL agencies.
Human Resources Administration | OAD 32563 (4 credits)
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 (4 credits)
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.
Behavior in Organizations | OAD 30063 (3 credits)
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.
Management | OAD 30563 (3 credits)
Discusses process for managing organizations including planning, organizing, leading and evaluating. Examines administrative role in organizations and concepts relevant to its function and historical development of administrative thought.
Compensation and Benefits | OAD 41564 (4 credits)
Examines human resource functions of salary administration, 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 (4 credits)
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 (4 credits)
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.
For complete curriculum and course descriptions, please download our Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources program overview.
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