Business Studies / Human Resource Management (BS)

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Get a top-notch business education with the opportunity to specialize in Southern New Hampshire University’s business studies program.

This degree is ideal for adult learners and traditional undergraduates who wish to transfer college credits, switch to business from another discipline or supplement a technical degree or background with a bachelor’s degree in business.

The program includes concentrations in a number of disciplines, enabling students to further tailor their studies. Students may choose more than one concentration, giving them even more of an edge in the job market.

Human Resource Management Concentration

Professionals with human resource knowledge are essential to a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, businesses and industries. Students who complete this program have the skills for a large number of career options and are able to obtain entry- and mid-level positions in a number of organizations.

Required Core Courses

General Education Program

Human Resource Management Major Courses

OL-211: Human Resource Management
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
Prerequisites:
ENG-10,ENG-120 ENG-121H or ENG-200 ADB-125 or OL-125 or TCI-250
OL-325: Total Rewards
This course covers the development and administration of compensation and benefit programs for organizations. Wage theory, principles and practices, unemployment security, worker income security, group insurance, and disability and pension plans are investigated. Emphasis is placed on objectives, policies, organization, implementation and revision of compensation and benefit systems. Offered as needed. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites:
ADB-211 or OL-211 Junior prereg status
OL-342: Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites:
ADB-125 or OL-125 Junior prereg status
OL-442: Human Resource Strategy and Development
This course provides an in-depth examination of human resource strategy and development. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of sound HR practices and the integral role they play in achieving organizational success. Students will examine the environment of HR management; the challenges of staffing organizations, locally and internationally; the relationship of a learning organization to training and development; the role compensation and benefit strategies play in motivating the developing employee; and the concerns and issues related to employee and labor relations. Senior standing or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites:
OL-211 and OL-325 or OL-318 Senior prereg status

OL ELE - Students must also select two (2) 300 or 400-level Organizational Leadership electives
*BUS-307 can satisfy a 300-level OL elective

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