BSBA in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management a 120-credit program. It focuses on employee selection, training, management development, industrial relations, compensation and the dynamics of organizational behavior. 

What You Will Learn in the BSBA in Human Resources Management Program

Students who complete our BSBA in HR Management program prepare to become human resources practitioners in high-performing organizations. They will demonstrate competency in three critical areas, including:

  • Knowledge of business practices
  • Ability to make strategic contributions to the organization through personal credibility
  • Effective management of the human resources function, including human resources technical skills

All students in the HR Management program must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

BSBA in Human Resources/Organizational Management Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Analysis
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-111)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-112)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary Electives
(9)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Professional Business Requirements 54
A. Business Core 27
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
B. Area of Study: BSBA in Human Resources/Organizational Management 18
  • Required Subjects
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Behavior (TESC exam)
    • Organizational Theory OR Organizational Development and Change
(9)
  • Electives
    • Advanced Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
    • Advanced Organizational Behavior
    • Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
    • Advanced Organizational Theory and Analysis
    • Comparative Management Systems
    • Contemporary Labor Issues
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employee Training
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Industrial Relations OR Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
    • Introduction to Human Resources and Public Policy
    • Labor Law
    • Leadership and Motivation OR Leading the High Performance Organization
    • Manpower Planning and Operation
    • Organizational Communication OR Managerial Communications
    • Organizational Management Directed Research
    • Productivity, Technology and Work
    • Public Relations: Thought & Practice (TESC exam)
    • Public Sector Collective Negotiations
    • Research Methods in Organizations
    • Small Group Leadership OR Leading Teams and Groups OR Work Groups in Organizations
    • Social Problems–Impact on the Workplace
    • Sociology of Work Organizations
    • Wage and Salary Administration
(9)
C. Business Electives 9
III. Free Electives 6
Total 120

 

  • Required Courses: Personnel/Human Resources Management; Organizational Behavior; Organizational Theory or Organizational Development and Change
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Principles of Supervision is too fundamental to be included in the major area of study.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 4: TESC exam refers to the College’s own exam program—TECEP®.

Note 5: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA)

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.