Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resources Management/Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management focuses on employee selection, training, management development, industrial relations, compensation and the dynamics of organizational behavior. All students must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge. The degree is a 120-credit program.

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)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(6)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-105)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-106)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary
(6)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Other Ethics or Diversity Course
(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

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.

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