Bachelor - Business Management: Human Resource Development

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You could prepare to pursue human resource professional roles by acquiring an undergraduate degree in the field. At Herzing University, you might apply to the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development. Read on for some program specifics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development program at Herzing University is designed for those who want to help facilitate good relations between labor forces and company management. It aims to teach you to perform duties such as company payroll, hiring and training employees, and overseeing employee health care and benefit plans. The program emphasizes topics such as occupational counseling, adult education, organizational behaviors, and contemporary business practices. Additionally, you could be able to explore accounting practices and human resource information technology even as you develop your own style of management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a program candidate, you should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. A calm disposition and the ability to resolve conflicts are key attributes as is the ability to perform well under pressure. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 123 semester credit hours in order to graduate from this Herzing University program. Of these total credits, you will complete 40 credits in general education courses, 36 credits in core management courses, 36 credits in human resource development courses, six open elective credits, three credits in a capstone or an internship, and two credits of personal development courses.

Required Management Core Courses

Course Code Course Title
AC 107 Accounting I
AC 220 Finance
BU 106 Introduction to Management
BU 204 The Digital Firm and Business Communications
BU 206 Business Law I
BU 220 Principles of Marketing
BU 302 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BU 327 Business Ethics
BU 345 Project Management
BU 407 Quantitative Decision Making
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 121 Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Courses in Human Resource Development

Course Code Course Title
AC 216 Accounting II
BU 307 Organizational Change
BU 461 Human Resource Management
BU 470 International Human Resource Management
HR 100 Introduction to Human Resource Management
HR 220 Human Resource Information Systems
HR 230 Employment Law and Labor Relations
HR 310 Compensation and Benefits
HR 320 Training and Development
HR 330 Risk Management
HR 340 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Essentials
HR 410 Strategic Staffing

Open Course Electives

A minimum of 6 semester credit hours of open electives is required of students of this program.

Required Capstone or Internship

Course Code Course Title
BU 491 Capstone Project
BU 495 Internship

Required Courses in General Education

Students who enroll in this undergraduate degree program must complete a minimum of 40 semester credit hours in general education subjects such as mathematics and English composition.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course Code Course Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 214 AS / AAS / BS Diploma Internship Preparation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After having successfully completed your studies, you could apply to entry-level human resource positions. Positions could be sought with virtually any organization that hires employees, including business corporations, government departments, or nonprofit agencies. Among the career titles that you might explore upon graduation are:

  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Employment Mediator
  • Training Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Human Relations Representative

Advanced Degrees

If you aspire to pursue positions in upper management, you might want to continue your education at the graduate level. In a master's degree program, you could take courses in such areas as strategic leadership, business law, organizational psychology, and conflict management. Following are some degree program options you might explore:

  • Master of Science in Human Resources Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management