Professionals with human resource knowledge are essential to a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, businesses and industries. Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management can help you develop the skills for entry- and mid-level positions in a variety of career options and fields.
In the human resource management concentration, you'll explore topics such as...
The program is currently aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The guidelines are part of SHRM's Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
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At Southern New Hampshire University, you'll take core courses that provide a well-rounded business administration foundation and dive deeper into specific disciplines to enhance your skill sets, preparing you for a variety of positions in human resource management.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in Business Administration at SNHU include:
With your specialized business administration degree from SNHU, you’re in a great position to begin an internship or career in human resource management. SNHU faculty, alumni and our career development staff can help connect you with experiential learning opportunities that prepare you to enter the business world.
SNHU's business administration major with an HR concentration emphasizes the use of human resource skills to improve organizations. You'll gain the skills needed for entry- and mid-level roles in the growing HR management field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for human resources managers will grow by 9%, and 7% for human resources specialists through 2026.*
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management provides a foundation in human resource principles and practices. You will explore areas such as employee-management relationships, compensation and benefit packages, HR laws and regulations, and talent management and development.
SNHU's bachelor's in human resource management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
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.
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. Writing Intensive Course.
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.
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.
Total Credits: 120
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