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BBA Human Resource Management Concentration

All concentration information effective for students admitted Fall 2011 or thereafter. Revised March 2014.

Profession Overview

Human Resource Management covers a wide variety of tasks and functions within an organization, including recruiting and hiring employees, compensation and benefits, corporate policy, employee assistance and training. Within the field of Human Resource Management there is an endless list of possible jobs. Some of these include: recruiters, EEO officers, employer relations specialists, benefits managers, labor relations and training and development managers. Courses should cover business management, organizational and behavior theory, leadership and ethics, occupational and employment laws, accounting and more. Due to the variety of jobs within the human resource industry, the educational requirements can vary significantly. Today, most employers seeking to fill entry-level positions look for college graduates with a Bachelors degree in Human Resources or personnel management. A Masters degree is usually helpful when seeking top-level management positions.

Concentration Overview

The Human Resource Management concentration requires completion of 128 credit hours including the following course work:

Pre-Admission course work55 credit hours
Anderson Core31 credit hours
Human Resource Management course work15 credit hours
*** Upper Division Humanities3 credit hours
Additional Free Electives~ 24 credit hours
Total128 credit hours

Careers & Jobs

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Admission Process

Students must be admitted to Anderson in order to take upper division MGMT courses. Admission applications are submitted online at


Internships are highly recommended. An internship will help you become a viable, experienced job applicant and significantly impact your chances of landing a professional career at graduation. Complete your internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester and earn 3 academic free elective credits. Learn more at

BBA Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring and Summer graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Masters Programs Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

OBHRM Faculty Advisor

Michelle Arthur

Suggested Schedule

Junior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 300: Operations Management3
MGMT 303: Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 306: Org Behavior & Diversity3
MGMT 322: Marketing Management3
MGMT 398: Career Management Skills1
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours16
Junior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 308: Eth, Pol & Soc. Environ.3
MGMT 310: Legal Issues for Managers3
MGMT 326: Financial Management3
* MGMT 464: HR Theory & Practice3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Summer/Fall/Spring: Optional Internship

See Career Services for possible credit options.

Senior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 328: International Management3
MGMT 450: Computer Based Info Sys.3
* MGMT 463: Employment Law3
** Human Resource Elective3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours18
Senior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 498: Strategic Management3
** Human Resource Electives6
*** Upper Division Humanities3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours18

*Human Resource Management required course.

**Human Resource Management required electives. Choose three (3) courses from the following list:

  • MGMT 457: Diversity in Organizations
  • MGMT 465: Labor Relations
  • MGMT 466: Training and Development
  • MGMT 468: Compensation and Benefits
  • MGMT 469: American Indian Business and Mgmt.
  • MGMT 492: Negotiation Strategies

*** Upper Division Humanities: One 3 credit hour course, 300-level or above from American Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies

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