Course Descriptions BSHRM

Course Descriptions

Our online bachelor’s in human resource management program is designed to help you expand your knowledge and prepare you for a bright future in the HR field. Begin your path to professional fulfillment by exploring our 100% online curriculum below.

Foundation Courses (6 credit hours)

BUS 102 — Business Foundations — 2 hours
Explore the types of business careers available in today’s job market, various functions of businesses around the globe, and international business culture.

BUS 110 — Essentials of Financial Literacy — 3 hours
Examine the mathematics of money and financial literacy. This course will cover such topics as simple and complex interest, taxes, consumer finance, retirement plans, insurance and risk management, cash flows, payroll, and inventory.

Lower Level Core

AC 200 — Principles of Accounting I — 3 hours
Focus on how accounting events affect financial statements. Learn about preparation and use of external financial reports, accrual versus cash, long-term operational assets, long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, recording procedures, and financial statement analysis.

AC 201 — Principles of Accounting II — 3 hours
Study the basic concepts associated with internal reporting, such as the use of relevant information for planning, control, and decision-making. Examine cost behavior, cost allocation, product costing, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and capital budgeting.

LS 246 — Legal Environment of Business — 3 hours
Build your general knowledge of the legal environment of business and the basic principles of contracts, property, business organizations, bankruptcy, employment, ethical reasoning, and decision-making. Acquire an understanding of the role and value of diversity in the workplace through study of equal employment opportunity and other laws.

QM 214 — Quantitative Analysis I — 3 hours
Examine basic statistical concepts applied to issues in today’s business world. Explore descriptive statistics, index numbers, basic probability, sampling, statistical inference, distributions, and estimation.

QM 215 — Quantitative Analysis II — 3 hours
Explore hypothesis testing, Chi-square distribution, simple regression, multiple regression, analysis of variance, time series, nonparametric statistics and quality control.

EC 210 — Principles of Microeconomics — 3 hours
Theory of production and value, including the problems of monopoly, oligopoly, and distribution of income.

EC 211 — Principles of Macroeconomics — 3 hours
Study economic analysis and its use in dealing with business and governmental problems. Cover topics such as national income, price-level, employment, governmental fiscal policies, and international economics.

Upper Level Core

BUS 350 — Business Communications — 3 hours
Review of grammar and organization with emphasis on conventions, formats, and style of written business communication. Relies on class writing assignments, research methods and analysis, and collaborative writing.

MK 303 — Basic Marketing — 3 hours
Survey course of modern business processes and the planning, distribution, promoting, and pricing of products for domestic and international organizations.

IS 303 — Information Systems — 3 hours
Theory and application of management information systems. Planning, design, development, and implementation of and strategic issues in information systems. Learn about the World Wide Web, Internet, and knowledge-based systems.

FN 310 — Fundamentals of Financial Management — 3 hours
Introduction to the basic principles of financial management emphasizing quantitative and qualitative analysis of time value of money, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, risk/return analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, and cash flow analysis.

MG 302 — Management Processes and Behavior — 3 hours
Examine ethical decision-making processes, leadership, contemporary management issues, and communication within organizations. Learn about motivation, job attitudes, diversity, and performance evaluation. Ethics and civic responsibility are significant components of this course.

MG 403 — Operations Management — 3 hours
Operations management as related to manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises. Focus on forecasting, inventory theory, scheduling, production control, facility layout, job design, and supporting functions.

BUS 305 – Professional Development – 1 hour
This course prepares students for experiential learning and internship opportunities. Students will gain an understanding of networking, personal branding, career planning, strategic career search, interviewing techniques, salary negotiation, and professional etiquette in today’s global workplace.

*Experiential Requirement – All business majors are required to participate in experiential education. This requirement may carry 0-3 credit hours.

Human Resource Management Core

MG 401 — Organizational Behavior and Decision Making — 3 hours
Learn about theories of human motivation with applications, intra- and intergroup processes, and leadership theories with applications, organizational environment, and classical design theory.

MG 409 — Human Resource Management — 3 hours
Examine managerial topics, such as acquisition, training and development, employee motivation, compensation of human resources, labor relations, industrial health and safety, and wage and salary administration.

MG 411 — Compensation Administration — 3 hours
Study problems of compensation administration in public and private organizations, with an emphasis on determination of range, salary levels, and structures.

MG 412 — Employee Selection and Development — 3 hours
Learn about employee selection, placement, and development functions within organizations. This course examines recruitment and selection techniques, as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting selection and performance appraisal.

MG 413 — Employment Law — 3 hours
Understand the impact of legislation, regulations, and court decisions on management of human resources in public and private organizations. Focus on equal employment opportunities, health and safety, pension reform legislation, employment insurance, and Social Security. Junior standing required.

MG 425 — Managing through Leadership — 3 hours
Gain a comprehensive understanding of leadership as a phenomenon and develop the skills to lead others. Examine major theories of leadership and participate in hands-on experiences and workshops.

Elective options

MG 415 — International Business Dynamics — 3 hours
Explore business and managerial problems of international business activity. Focus on relating current international information to problems and opportunities for business firms.

IS 417 – Introduction to Business Intelligence – 3 hours
Discuss topics in knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational IT perspective. Covers topics of knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational IT perspective. The content of the course includes discussion of and readings on the nature of knowledge; knowledge discovery, generation, capture, transfer, sharing, and application; and includes discussion of the core IT capabilities necessary to deliver Business Intelligence in organizations.

MG 417 — Project Management — 3 hours
Course discusses project management principles, methods, techniques, and tools, such as planning, scheduling, budget, and performance objectives. Examine the socio-technical aspects of projects, role of project managers, project teams, and scheduling and executing projects under uncertainty.

Human Resources Capstone (12 credit hours)

BUS 450 — Strategic Management Capstone Experience — 3 hours
Seminar integrating functional business fields of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, production policy, and decision-making. This course is writing-intensive, and students must demonstrate an ability to write to appropriate audiences and incorporate pertinent external sources. Emphasis on ethical reasoning and decision-making and relating material to contemporary business events and issues.