Academic Programs Addendum – September 2016


Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Managers in all types of organizations must be able to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively in an ever-changing global marketplace that is driven by a constant focus on value-added differentiation. The BA Human Resource Management program provides students with a robust foundation in both general business and human resource knowledge. These core competencies are designed to provide future human resource practitioners with the perspectives, insights and tools necessary in developing and implementing effective human resource policies. Graduates will gain a deep understanding of how the human resources function can be integrated with other business capabilities to deliver superior value to customers within a global service-oriented context.

For complete program details, please visit our website at
http://www.west.edu/online-degree-programs/human-resource-management-ba

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the competitive marketplace and core internal capabilities to identify areas of competitive advantage to support a long-term sustainable positioning in today's global, service-oriented environment.
  2. Support business decisions with sound and defensible corporate and personal ethical policies.
  3. Evaluate employee performance using psychology frameworks, research and data-driven analyses that fit organizational and individual growth objectives.
  4. Identify the linkages between human resource policies and procedures and the fulfillment of customer needs.
  5. Analyze key financial measures of success and evaluate their connections to human resource policies and procedures.
  6. Design and implement a comprehensive corporate training and development plan consistent with corporate vision, structure, staffing, and employment practices.
  7. Analyze corporate personnel practices and recommend appropriate enhancements to increase motivation and productivity.
  8. Develop effective negotiations, mediation, and collective bargaining skills consistent with commonly accepted practices in employee relations and fair treatment.
  9. Employ effective management practices consistent with federal and state requirements for employee rights/protections, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.
  10. Analyze health and safety issues in the workplace and develop a plan for assuring and maintaining a hazard-free work environment.

Course Requirements

General Education Core Requirements – 51 credits

Elective Courses – 21 credits

Major Requirements – 45 credits

BEH 407Motivation and Achievement

3

COM 423Group Dynamics: Teambuilding, Negotiation, and Conflict Management

3

HRM 335Human Resources Management

3

HRM 410Staffing and Employment Practices

3

HRM 420Health and Safety in the Workplace

3

HRM 430Employment Law

3

HRM 460Labor and Management RelationsWriting Intensive

3

HRM 476Performance Management and Compensation

3

INB 200International BusinessWriting Intensive

3

MGT 240Organization Theory and Behavior

3

MGT 252Political, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Business

3

MGT 337Supervision and Leadership

3

MGT 445Corporate Training and Development

3

MGT 452Managerial Communication

3

MKT 308Marketing Management

3

Capstone – 3 credits

HRM 485Human Resource Management Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours: 120