B.B.A. Human Resource Management


A bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a versatile degree that bridges vital information in business, leadership, communications and ethics with human resource practices in the workplace. Essential HRM skills development, complemented by our various general studies courses, and SHRM alignment, ensure well-rounded HRM graduates are ready to take on the complex challenges within this rewarding career field. A&M-Central Texas provides an inclusive, student-focused learning experience with instructors who have real-world experiences in human resource management. Our program's alignment with SHRM allows our BBA HRM majors, with 500 HR relevant hours, to qualify for the SHRM-CP certification exam before graduation. The SHRM-CP is an industry recognized certification demonstrating knowledge and understanding of HR functions including strategy, leadership, business acumen, compensation, benefits, staffing, training, employee development, legal compliance, and more. Students are also encourage to develop professional acumen and leadership skills by participating in HR related events, projects, and research through our student chapter the HR Warriors Leadership Team affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

The field of human resource management spans organization types including for-profit and nonprofit organizations as well as industry clusters such as biotechnology and health sciences, energy, advanced manufacturing, information technology, petroleum and aerospace.

Human resource professionals may choose to work as a generalist engaging in all the functions of HRM or as a specialist, focusing more deeply on a specific function. Both career tracks offer advancement from entry level to management, director and vice president positions. HR generalist career tracks may also provide opportunities in operations management fields.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in written communications.

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentations.

  3. Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks/perspectives.

  4. Design and defend a well-reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge.

  5. Identify how the differences in business environment between countries may impact business decisions.

  6. Exhibit cross-cultural competencies that aid in working with people from different cultures.

  7. Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the core business disciplines.

  8. Integrate knowledge across multiple business disciplines.

  9. Demonstrate how technology can support business decision-making.

  10. Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the core human resource management (HRM) functions.

Course Substitution Process

In the substitution process, everyone must be cognizant of the upper level requirements (45 hours for the BBA's), as well as the residency requirement of at least 30 semester credit hours at A&M-Central Texas for graduation with any proposed substitution.

Students should provide their advisor with the course descriptions at a minimum, and generally the course syllabi as more evidence to support the validity of the substitution.

Any course substitutions for upper level business credit should have been completed within the last ten years from the date of substitution.

American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit will be utilized to fulfill upper level discipline or advanced business electives when possible.  As a general guideline, credit for no more than four upper level courses may be approved for substitution through ACE credit.

A student desires to substitute ACE recommended credit for a named course must pass the department competency exam that assesses the knowledge taught in the course.  Students should speak to the advisor or faculty advisor for more information. 

Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Program Requirements

Due to the fact that there is substantial overlap with the MGMT pre-fixed courses, a Bachelors of Business Administration Human Resource Management student may not double major in Management. 

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

Texas Common Core 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Select three hours of Mathematics3
(MATH 1324 Preferred)
Life and Physical Sciences-030
Select six hours of Science6
Language, Philosophy and Culture-040
Select three hours of Language, Philosophy or Culture3
Creative Art-050
Select three hours of Creative Arts3
American History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Government/Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Component Area Option-090
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Courses Required in the Major
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications (Business Computer Applications)3
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
BUSI 3301Business Communications and Research3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
BUSI 3332Legal Environment of Business3
or BUSI 2301 Business Law
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
BUSI 4301Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
BUSI 4334Employment Law3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MGMT 3302Personnel and Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3350Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 4303Managing Compensation3
MGMT 4304Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources3
MGMT 4305Human Resource Development3
MGMT 4306Employer and Labor Relations3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
Select one of the following
MGMT 4325Leadership Theory and Practice3
or MGMT 4302 Productive Relationships
or MGMT 4384 Management Internship
Advanced Business Electives
Three hours of Upper-Level Business Electives and BUSI 1301 OR
Upper-level Business electives6
Any level electives6
Total Credit Hours120