Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (BSBA-HRM) is a 180-credit hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. It consists of 66 general education credits, 86 credit hours devoted to the business administration core, and 28 credit hours in the human resource management concentration.

The program takes a generalist approach to human resource management education and focuses on the primary components of HR, including employment law, staffing, job design, compensation, benefits, workforce development, and performance improvement.

 

This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

 

Program Accreditation and Alignments

This degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Outcomes

BSBA prepares the student to:

  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills within the business environment.
  • Apply analytical problem-solving to support organizational objectives.
  • Explain the relationship of information technology and business operations.

BSBA Program Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate accounting and financial data to make informed business decisions. 
  • Analyze business organizations from a strategic managerial perspective in a global environment.
  • Examine how economics, finance, and law affect organizations in a global environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of marketing principles.

BSBA-HRM Concentration Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the implications of employment and labor relations to HR policies and strategic initiatives including the principles of diversity and inclusion

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

COMS105Interpersonal Communications

4.5

or

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

or

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

 

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

 

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

or

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

 

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

MATH301Data Driven Statistics

4.5

MATH451Data Driven Decision Making

4.5

 

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

or

HUMN250World Values and Cultures

4.5

 

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

ACCT201Accounting I

4

BADM440Research Design Methods and Applications

4

BUS270Business Ethics and Leadership

4

FIN205Finance Literacy in Today’s World

4

FINC225Financial Statement Analysis

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

HRMT440Managing Organizational Change

4

HRMT485Human Resources Capstone

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MGM255Management Fundamentals

4

MGM316International Business Communications

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

MGM355International Business Practices

4

MGM365The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4

MGMT235Business Law I

4

MGMT345Operations Management

4

MGMT455Business Policies and Strategies

4

MKTG225Introduction to Marketing

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

SCM210Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management

4

 

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

or

MGMT115Introductory Business Practices

4

Total Credit Hours:86

Courses: Human Resource Management Concentration

HRM345Building Effective Teams

4

HRMT220Staffing the Organization

4

HRMT300Managing Employee Performance

4

HRMT330HRM Legal Environment

4

HRMT410Training and Employee Development

4

HRMT415Compensation and Benefits

4

HRMT420Managing Labor-Management Relations

4

Total Credit Hours:28

* Capstone class, HRMT485, may be conducted incrementally based on campus decision.

Total Credit Hours: 180

 

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Business & Management

Degree Level

  • Bachelor