Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is vital to the success of organizations considering it directly pertains to people and the workplace. With the global competitive demand for employers and organizations to attract and retain highly qualified employees, human resource individuals are essential in fulfilling these needs. In particular, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects double digit annual job growth in human resource positions over the next several years. Considering the global complexity and changing character of employee and labor regulations alone, employment opportunities exist in nearly every industry and business.  Consequently this major offers exciting and challenging career opportunities for motivated and capable graduates.

Human resources professionals are responsible for the attraction, selection, training, assessment and rewarding of employees. They also inform and advise organizational leadership, guide corporate culture, administer compensation and benefits, and ensure compliance with employment and labor laws. Direct related courses of study in these functional management areas are human resources, operations management, organizational behavior and the management process of planning, implementation and control.

The curriculum features an integrated study of core business courses that pertain to the functional aspects of global business, accounting, finance, management and marketing. Exposure to economic theory as well as fundamental analytical courses in mathematics and statistics is included to provide students with practical problem solving tools.

 BBA in Human Resources Management Requirements for Incoming Freshmen
Graduation Requirement | Min. Semester Credit Hours 120
     Inquiry Curriculum Requirements Refer to major checklist for Inquiry Curriculum Requirements.
     Business Core Courses 30  
     Major Specialization Courses 15  
     Major Electives 3  
     Department Cognates 9  
Total Major Requirements 57  

Business Core Courses
(30 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 112 Accounting II 3
ECON 101 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 102 Microeconomics 3
FINA 300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 300 Marketing 3
MGT 150 Statistics I 4
MGT 251
BALT 301
Statistics II or
Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty
3
MGT 300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 380 Strategic Management (WI) 3

Major Specialization Requirements
(15 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
MGT 303 Management Labor Relations 3
MGT 330 Human Resources Management 3
MGT 334 Training & Development 3
MGT 335 Compensation & Benefits 3
MGT 336 Employee Recruiting, Interviewing & Hiring 3

Major Electives
(3 sememster credit hours. Two courses from the list below)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
BALT 310 Data Visualization & Dashboarding 3
BALT 320 Data & Text Mining 3
MGT 302 International Managemnt 3
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 347 Project Management 3

Department Cognates
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
BALT 240 Excel for Mere Mortals 3
MATH 115 Business Calculus 3
MGT 252 Business Ethics 3
Business Analytics
  • BALT 310: Visualization Techniques and Dashboarding, 3 credits
  • BALT 320: Data and Text Mining, 3 credits
  • BALT 330: Database Structures and Queries, 3 credits
  • BALT 340: Web Intelligence and Analytics, 3 credits
Digital Marketing
  • MKTG 345: Introduction to Web Analysis, 3 credits
  • MKTG 347: Social Media Marketing, 3 credits
  • MKTG 348: Content Development & Search Engine Optimization, 3 credits
  • MKTG 349: Search Engine Marketing, 3 credits
Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MKTG 330: Promotional Strategy, 3 credits
  • MKTG 333: Personal Selling & Sales Management, 3 credits
  • MKTG 334: Ecommerce, 3 credits
  • GAD 260: Graphic Design I or COMM 263: Advertising Copy-writing, 3 credits
Managing Human Resources
  • MGT 330: Human Resource Management, 3 credits
  • MGT 334: Training and Development, 3 credits
  • MGT 335: Compensation and Performance Management, 3 credits
  • MGT 235: Business Law or MGT 320: Organizational Behavior or MGT 302: International Management, 3 credits
Operations Management
  • BALT 325: Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence or INTB 340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • BALT 350: Business Process Management & Modeling, 3 credits
  • MGT 235: Business Law, 3 credits
  • MGT 333: Operations Management, 3 credits
Sports Management
  • MGT 305: Introduction to Sports Culture in America, 3 credits
  • MKTG 305: Sports Marketing, 3 credits
  • Two from: MGT 235: Business Law I or MGT 297: Internship or  MGT 301: Entrepreneurship, 6 credits
Sports Marketing
  • MGT 305: Introduction to Sports Culture in America, 3 credits
  • MKTG 305: Sports Marketing, 3 credits
  • Two courses from: MKTG 297: Internship or MKTG 330: Promotional Strategy or INTB 371: International Negotiations, 6 credits
Visualization Techniques
  • BALT 315: Advanced Visualization Techniques, 3 credits
  • BALT 318: Infographics for Business, 3 credits
  • BALT 370: Introduction to GIS for Business Analysis, 3 credits
  • GAD 260: Graphic Design I, 3 credits
Goodwin College of Business
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Sandra L. Gill, Ph.D., C.C.S., Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6206
Fax: (630) 829-6226

Goodwin Hall, Room 250
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
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