Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Management: Human Resource Management Option

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In the Human Resource Management Option, you’ll get a strong background in business administration. You’ll also get an introduction to human resource management with courses in compensation administration, current issues and multinational people management. In addition, you’ll choose from a variety of electives that cover topics such as communications, economics, skill-building and more.

For program admissions requirements, please see Undergraduate Business Advising.

Curriculum & Requirements

Management with Human Resource Management Option, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

Students interested in learning about management should consider the Management major. Within this major students can follow three options: General Business Option, Human Resource Management Option or the Supply Chain Management Major.

The Human Resource Management option focuses on tools, techniques and methods used to maximize satisfaction for both the employer and employee. This option applies human resource management and general management theories to the actual management of the human resources of the organization. Topics covered include equal opportunities, safety and health, compensation, training and development, performance appraisal, motivation and job satisfaction and retirement.

Students must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.

Courses taken for the Human Resource Management Option beyond the required Business Administration Core are not counted double toward the Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management Option or General Business Option majors.

Notes:

  • formal admission to the BAB program is required;
  • ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Grade Requirements for Graduation

  • a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major;
  • a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
Required Business Administration Core
Lower Division Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS 5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS MATH II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Human Resources Management Courses
HUMR 328HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT4
HUMR 427COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION4
HUMR 429CURRENT ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT4
MGMT/IBUS 471INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT4
Electives–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.8-10
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits93-95

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAB in Management with Human Resource Management from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • be able to understand and deal with the influence of the major environmental factors that affect HRM activities;
  • possess the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage the staffing function;
  • possess the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage the compensation function;
  • possess the knowledge and skills needed to conduct effective training and development activities;
  • possess the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage labor relations and employee safety and health.