Business Administration: Human Resource Management Track
The student who concentrates in management prepares to apply the knowledge and skills
needed to design and maintain a positive motivational work environment. Such an
environment aligns the goals of the organization with those of individuals within the
organization for the purpose of increasing organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
In addition to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics core
requirements, the management student studies human resource management,
organizational behavior, continuous improvement, effective communication, and
information technology. Management students will choose specialty tracks with
the approval of their advisor and the management area faculty advisory council.
Management students who choose the human resource management track
usually are intending a career in human resource management. These students will
have some courses dealing with general management as described for the
Management Emphasis but will also take courses in such specialized areas as
employment and labor law and compensation and benefits.
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS)
- » Program Prerequisites: Most business and economics
courses with numbers above 3000 require formal admission to the John B.
Goddard School of Business & Economics and completion of ACTG 2010, ECON
SS2010, ECON SS2020, IST TE2010, and QUAN 2600. These five courses are
referred to collectively as "Business Foundations." (Refer to John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
- » Minor: Not required.
- » Grade Requirements: Candidates for the bachelor of
science degree must complete all prerequisite and required business and
economics courses with a grade of "C-" or higher. In addition, the
cumulative major GPA, the bachelor GPA, and the overall university GPA must
be 2.5 or higher.
- » Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 62-63 of these are School requirements, 30 are required within the major,
and the balance should be taken outside of the major. The required 40 upper-division
credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above) are included in the School and major
Advisement is strongly encouraged for all GSBE majors and minors. See more
information on available advising resources.
Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required
for all business majors, minors, emphases and certificates. To be admitted,
students must register for BSAD 2899. Students may obtain information regarding
admissions from the GSBE Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534 and/or the
Department of Business Administration, WB 216, (801) 626-6075.
Refer to the University General Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for
the Management Emphasis also will satisfy general education requirements: ENGL EN2010 (English Composition); MATH QL1050 (Quantitative Literacy); ECON SS2010 and
ECON SS2020 (Social Science); and BTNY LS1403 (Life Science).
Major Course Requirements for BS Degree
Human Resource Management Track
- Liberal Support Curriculum (13 or 14)
- Business Foundations (13)
- BSAD 2899 Business Foundations and Admissions Assessment (0)
- Business Cross-Functional Core (19)
- Business Functional Core (15)
Major Courses Required (21 credit hours)
- IST 3110 Info Technology for Business (3)
- MGMT 3200 Managerial Communication (3)
- MGMT 3300 Human Resource Management (3)
- MGMT 3350 Employment & Labor Law (3)
- MGMT 4300 Influence & Group Effectiveness (3)
- MGMT 4310 Compensation & Benefits (3)
- MGMT 4320 Staffing Organizations (3)
Major Electives (9 credit hours)
- BSAD 3500 Intro to Business Research (3)
- BSAD 3600 [World Region] Business & Society (3)
- BSAD 4210 Survey of Business Law (3)
- BSAD 4500 Entrepreneurship (3)
- ECON 3400 Labor Economics (3)
- SCM 3500 Computer Models/Applications (3)
- SCM 4100 Quality Management (3)
- MGMT 4350 Training (3)
- MGMT 4650 Negotiations (3)
- MGMT 4865 Human Resource Management Internship (3)
or BSAD 4680 Small Business Diagnostics (3)
Weber State University 2012-2013 Catalog