Business Administration–Human Resources Management
Comprehensive business curriculum.
A broad, relevant course of study means increasing your marketability in the workforce.
Training for advancement.
Your degree is immediately applicable to your job and prepares you for further study.
Your schedule, your degree.
A flexible online format means you will earn your degree when and where it is right for you.
Providing you the skills to help others reach their professional potential.
Begin a people-oriented leadership career with the online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration–Human Resources Management offered by Notre Dame College Online.
Designed for those who want to enter positions of leadership within the human resources field, our online bachelor’s in HR management successfully prepares you to go further in your profession.
Topics of Study
With a management-focused curriculum, you will gain expertise in key concept areas such as:
- Principles of supervision
- Labor relations
- Organizational behavior
- Industrial/organizational psychology
- Interpersonal communication
- Business ethics
- Critical and creative thinking
- Management information systems
- Compensation and benefits
You will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship, allowing you to gain practical training and immediately apply your knowledge to the workplace.
Our faculty will provide you with personalized attention, making it easier than ever to get the professional support you need from field experts with years of real-world experience.
When you graduate, you will be prepared to:
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
- Critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
- Act ethically while adhering to the highest standards of personal, social and professional integrity
- Use technology to develop and enhance business processes
- Collaborate effectively in diverse teams across cultures
Graduates go on to work in a variety of roles within human resources, employee training or professional relationship management.
Because our bachelor’s in HR management is offered fully online, you will have the opportunity to study in a flexible format that is right for you. This online degree is well suited for working professionals, allowing you to advance your career at a pace that fits into your life.
This Program Is Designed for:
- Individuals who wish to help companies and employees reach their combined potential in the marketplace
- Those with previous college experience ready to finish their four year-degree
- Working adults who want to go advance their careers through a flexible education format
Courses & Requirements
Your course of study will help you earn the credential you need to take the next step in your career. Our online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration–Human Resources Management program requires 68 credit hours within the major: 38 hours of business administration core curriculum and 27 hours in human resources management plus one communication course. Additionally, all students are required to complete 52 credit hours of foundational studies.
Foundational studies courses offer students a comprehensive introduction to a range of subject areas, and help build skills necessary for academic and personal success.
Selected Business Administration Core (38 hours)
Course Description Credits BU 155Introductory course in financial accounting. Presents basic accounting theory, principles and practices related to double-entry system. Accounting cycle including journalizing and posting entries, preparing worksheet, making adjusting, closing and reversing entries and preparing periodic statements is covered. 4 BU 156Continuation of BU 155. Application of basic principles of accounting to partnerships and corporations, owner’s equities, cost systems, management reports and financial statement analysis are presented. Prerequisite: BU 155 4 BU 235Focus upon ways in which information systems can be created to give competitive advantages to businesses. Emphasis on effective management of information technology and organizational issues in information systems. Exploration of these issues through case studies. 3 BU 240An examination of the basic principles, processes and functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A look at contributions from key classical theorists and present applications of these theories. Topics also include ethics, globalization and decision-making. Application assignments are used to assist the development of student’s written communication skills. Prerequisite: EN 110 or equivalent. 3 BU 360Study of how business corporations can plan for, acquire and make maximum utilization of funds available to them. Extensive review of time value of money calculations and concepts. Investigate effects of taxes on types of business ownership, analysis of financial ratios, capital budgeting, rates of return and risk analysis. Prerequisites: BU 155, BU 156, EC 201, EC 202, MA 145 or higher. 3 BU 426Capstone course for all Business majors. Provides students the opportunity to enhance their skills to analyze and understand the strategic use of resources, how organizations adapt to rapid technology changes as well as how they restructure and operate in a culturally diverse market. Students work on a number of case studies to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance of social responsibility and ethics. Issues include sustainability, community relations and the global environment. Prerequisites: BU 240, BU 150 or BU 155, EC 201/202; BU 345 is strongly recommended, Senior standing. 3 BU 473Nature, purpose and functions of law with special emphasis on its relation to business. Fundamentals of the law of contracts, agency, sales, commercial paper, banking, property, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, trade regulations, secured transactions, investment securities and documents of title. Administrative, criminal, torts and employment law. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 BU 395 or 495BU 395 is a work experience designed to integrate course objectives with a practical experience in an off campus work environment. Prerequisites: Permission of advisor and junior standing. BU 495 is an advanced work experience with clear career or project orientation designed for juniors and seniors with prior on-the-job training. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 1-6 EC 201The second of a two-course sequence; this course introduces students to the social science of economics and then examines the behavior of individual consumers and firms, as well as the role of government, in the product and resource markets. On what bases are decisions made to buy (demand) and sell (supply)? How are these markets structured? What if the market system does not work or is not allowed to work? What is the proper role of the government in a market-based economy? Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 202. 3 EC 202The first of a two-course sequence in Principles of Economics; this course examines the goals of the macro economy (full employment, domestic price stability, economic growth and stable international economic relations) and how they are promoted by the government’s use of fiscal and monetary policy. The course concludes with a formal introduction to international economics, including the micro-based topics of international trade theory and commercial policy, as well as international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 201. 3 IS 260Focus on intermediate level skills in spreadsheet and database management packages. Emphasis on using the software tools to solve problems. Prerequisite: IS 180 or test out. 3 MA 221Descriptive statistics, probability, normal and binomial distributions, sampling concepts, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear correlation. Prerequisite: MA105 or MA110. 3
Human Resources Management Core (27 hours)
Course Description Credits BU 300An examination of the importance of supervising people in the workplace, including the role of the supervisor in understanding human resources problems. Emphasis on the role of the supervisor in handling labor problems, improving communication in the organization, directing, staffing and training. Prerequisite: BU 240 3 BU 341Specific techniques used in managing human resources, such as employee recruiting, selecting, development and training, job analysis, wage and salary administration, performance appraisal, equal employment, safety, security, recreation, communications, employee and labor relations and collective bargaining relating to the function of management within a business enterprise. Focus will also be placed on the importance of managing human resources to add long-term value to a corporation in order to meet competitive challenges. Prerequisite: BU 240. 3 BU 345Study of motivation, leadership and other various factors which affect individual and group behaviors as they relate to performance, productivity and satisfaction in work organizations. Students analyze the application of these concepts in a number of organizations and examine the challenges and ethical concerns related to managing workers within a global and virtual work environment. Prerequisite: BU 240, junior standing. 3 BU 355A study of the principles and procedures for the determination of compensation levels, benchmark positions, wage structures and methods of payment. The course will also examine fringe benefits, their cost evaluation and the impact that benefits have on employee satisfaction and retention. Prerequisites: BU 156, BU 341. 3 BU 436An analysis of the current relationship between labor and management including an historical view of the relationship through an understanding of current labor laws and regulation. Students examine collective bargaining in both the private and public sectors as well as strategies used by labor and management to address the challenges of today’s workplace. Prerequisites: BU 240, EC 201/202 and junior standing. 3 PY 201This course introduces the science of human behavior and mental processes. Emphasis is placed on the principles, methods and theories of modern psychology. Major topics covered include research design, lifespan development, personality, learning, memory, biopsychology and psychopathology. Prerequisites: None. (Student learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4) 3 PY 389This course introduces the methods used by industrial/organizational psychologists to increase organizational effectiveness. The emphasis is on understanding employees, employee management relationships and behaviors. Topics include job analysis, employee selection and training, performance appraisal, job attitudes, workplace motivation, organizational culture and the work environment. Prerequisite: PY 201. (Student learning outcomes 1, 4, 5) 3 SO 305An examination of diversity in the United States; historical antecedents; dynamics of assimilation, prejudice and discrimination. 3
Choose 1 course:
Course Description Credits CA 201Studies interpersonal levels of communication and their applications. Skills developed and topics explored include verbal and non-verbal effectiveness; self-disclosure and assertiveness; active and empathic listening; and a variety of dyadic transactions. 3 SO 425Discussion of sources and dynamics of conflict in interpersonal and group settings. Identification of conflict management strategies including mediation and negotiation. Development of skills for conflict management and resolution. 3
Students applying for admission to the online B.A. in Business Administration must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum 2.5 GPA
How to Apply
Students applying for admission to the online B.A. in Business Administration– Human Resources Management must submit the following materials:
- A complete online application
- Official high school transcripts or GED score
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Costs & Financial Aid
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Component Requirements Cost Per Credit Hour Total Tuition 120 credit hours $495 $59,400 Transfer Credits 90 credit hours $495 $44,550 Total with transfer credits (up to 90) $14,850
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Outcomes & Resources
Learn more about potential careers available after you graduate. Some include:
- Human Resources Manager
- Training and development specialist
- Corporate trainer
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Benefits of Learning Online
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Frequently Asked Questions
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