Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management program focuses on integrated learning experiences in which students develop problem solving and team building skills. The program is designed for students who desire a broad understanding of business operations with an intense focus on the area of Human Resource Management. This specific course of study will equip students with the highly sought after skills required for success in Human Resources while completing the strategic circle through courses in organizational management. Throughout the Human Resource Management program, students will gain insight into ethical and business problem solving issues through courses incorporating individual and group work, written assignments, and oral presentations.

The course work component of the degree in Human Resource Management (HRM) presents the building blocks of theory and application that focus on core business principles, personnel management and retention, employee and labor relations, diversity management, and organizational development. The Human Resource Management Major Requirements incorporate a variety of subjects intended to teach the basics of HR and to build upon that foundation, allowing students to become experts in the industry.

Courses identified as HRM 380-389 will be reserved for Special Topics in Human Resource Management. This will allow new students to better utilize transfer credits and offer HRM majors to pursue a double major or minor in another business discipline.

To receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management, the student must successfully complete the Business Core and the major requirements listed below. The student must complete all work applied to the major with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Any Business course outside of the Business Core may be applied toward the completion of requirements for only one Business major or minor. The Pass/C-/D/Fail option may not be chosen for a course fulfilling a major or minor requirement.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that McKendree University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 260 programs in 209 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides 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, 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.


Business Core Requirements: 37 credits

ACC 205 - Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 230 - Managerial Accounting (3)

BUS 303/304 - Business Law I/II (3)

BUS 310 - Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3)

BUS 410 - Management Information Systems (3)

BUS 450 - Business Strategy & Policy (3)

ECO 211 - Microeconomics (3)

ECO 212 - Macroeconomics (3)

FIN 308 - Business Finance (3)

MGT 204 - Principles of Management (3)

MKT 205 - Principles of Marketing (3)

MTH 170 - Statistics (4)

Human Resources Management Major Requirements: 21 credits

MGT 314 - Organizational Behavior (3)

MGT 334 - Human Resources Management (3)

SPC 370 - Training & Development (3)

HRM 411 - Talent Management (3)

HRM 430 - Benefits & Compensation (3)

HRM 440 - Employment Law (3)

The Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management requires 120 credit hours.


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