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
Demonstrate proficiency in written communications.
Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentations.
Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks/perspectives.
Design and defend a well-reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge.
Identify how the differences in business environment between countries may impact business decisions.
Exhibit cross-cultural competencies that aid in working with people from different cultures.
Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the core business disciplines.
Integrate knowledge across multiple business disciplines.
Demonstrate how technology can support business decision-making.
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 1301||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1302||Composition II||3|
|Select three hours of Mathematics||3|
|(MATH 1324 Preferred)|
|Life and Physical Sciences-030|
|Select six hours of Science||6|
|Language, Philosophy and Culture-040|
|Select three hours of Language, Philosophy or Culture||3|
|Select three hours of Creative Arts||3|
|HIST 1301||United States History I||3|
|HIST 1302||United States History II||3|
|GOVT 2305||Federal Government||3|
|GOVT 2306||Texas Government||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences-080|
|PSYC 2301||General Psychology||3|
|Component Area Option-090|
|ECON 2301||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|SPCH 1311||Introduction to Speech Communication||3|
|or SPCH 1315||Public Speaking|
|or SPCH 1321||Business & Professional Communication|
|Courses Required in the Major|
|ACCT 2301||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECON 2302||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|FIN 3301||Financial Management I||3|
|BCIS 1305||Business Computer Applications (Business Computer Applications)||3|
|or CIS 3300||Computer Technology and Impact|
|BUSI 3301||Business Communications and Research||3|
|BUSI 3311||Business Statistics||3|
|or BUSI 2305||Business Statistics|
|BUSI 3332||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|or BUSI 2301||Business Law|
|BUSI 3344||Introduction to the Global Business Environment||3|
|BUSI 4301||Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility||3|
|BUSI 4334||Employment Law||3|
|BUSI 4359||Business Strategy||3|
|MGMT 3301||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 3302||Personnel and Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT 3350||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 4303||Managing Compensation||3|
|MGMT 4304||Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources||3|
|MGMT 4305||Human Resource Development||3|
|MGMT 4306||Employer and Labor Relations||3|
|CIS 4350||Management Information Systems||3|
|Select one of the following|
|MGMT 4325||Leadership Theory and Practice||3|
|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 electives||6|
|Any level electives||6|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.