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BS in HR Management

Pictured | Heather Hayes | Human Resource Management | Mishawaka, Indiana (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Science in Business (Human Resource Management)

The Human Resource (HR) Management Program is designed for students whose career objectives encompass the field of human resources. From its early beginnings as a staff function involving the maintenance of records and the administration of benefit programs, personnel administration has grown and expanded to encompass the total development and utilization of human resources in organizations. While company titles may vary from vice president of strategic human resources to vice president for organization planning and development, there are few firms of any size or consequence today that do not have a human resources specialist reporting directly to the company’s highest level. This practice reflects the awareness that its human resources are an organization’s greatest asset.

For this reason, the curriculum is designed to acquaint the student with modern human resources management in its broadest sense. Included are the traditional areas of HR administration and labor relations such as employment, management development, wage and salary administration, organization planning, and contract negotiations, as well as developments in the behavioral sciences and the implications for a complete human resources program.

The objectives at the undergraduate level are to provide the student with a broad spectrum of knowledge for career preparation in organizational leadership; to prepare the student for a career in modern, professional human resources management; and to encourage and develop interest in further study and research in the area of human resources development and utilization. An internship is required to allow the student to fully embody the role of a human resource professional.

Academic Advising

The mission of the academic advising program in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics is to promote academic success, student satisfaction, and increased retention by providing students with advisors to help students make educational, career, and personal decisions.

The policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and freshmen and sophomores are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all freshmen and sophomores prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Business degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Concentration Requirements (18 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated | Students must attain a grade of not less than C in each course.

Junior and Senior Years
  • BUS-Z 404 Effective Negotiations
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management
  • BUS-Z 441 Wage and Salary Administration
    VT: Compensation and Benefits
  • BUS-Z 444 Personnel Research and Measurement
    VT: Selection and Development

Select one of the following:

  • BUS-B 399 Business and Society
  • BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change

Select one of the following:

  • BUS-X 481 Undergraduate Internship in Business and Economics
  • BUS-X 482 Undergraduate Field Project in Business and Economics

Electives­­ (12 cr.)

Students will consult with an academic advisor for recommended electives.

See also

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.