College of Business & Economics

Department of Management

Business Administration Major: Human Resource Management Concentration

Managing an organization’s workforce is vital to its success. Human resources professionals are responsible for the attraction, selection, training, assessment and rewarding of employees, while also overseeing organizational leadership and culture, and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. Students wishing to pursue this field complete the business administration major with a concentration in human resource management. The curriculum provides an overview of the functions involved in successful human resource management.

Students in the Human Resource Management Concentration complete the major in Business Administration and 24 units of Human Resource Management requirements.

These requirements are for catalog year 2015-2016. If your catalog year is different, please refer to the specific requirements in your specific catalog.

Lower-Level Required Courses (20-21 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or 
Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or 
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or 
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
EBTM 250 Problem Solving in Business I (1)
EBTM 251 Problem Solving in Business II (1)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3) or 
Calculus I (4)
Select one of the following:
ECON 205 or Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
MATH 231 or
MATH 233
Basic Statistics (3) or 
Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Admission to the BUAD major requires an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in the eight courses required for admission. A grade of C or higher is required in each individual course.

Required Business Courses (open to Pre-BUAD majors) (18 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)or 
Honors Accounting Principles II (3)
BUSX 301 Business Communications (3)
EBTM 337 Enterprise Information Systems (3)
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3)
MNGT 361 Leadership and Management (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3)

Required Business Courses (open to BUAD majors only) (12 units)

Course Number Course Name
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3)
EBTM 350 Business Analytics (3)
EBTM 365 Principles of Operations Management (3)
MNGT 481 Strategic Management (3)
BUAD majors are required to complete the Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities prior to graduation.


Human Resource Management Concentration (24 units)

Course Number Course Name
MNGT 381 Human Resource Management (3)
MNGT 433 Compensation and Benefits (3)
MNGT 452 Staffing and Retention (3)
MNGT 483 Strategic HR Management (3)

Choose four electives from the following:

Course Number Course Name
ECON 341 Labor Economics & Labor Relations (3)
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory & Practice (3)
MNGT 421 Management of Organizational Behavior (3)
MNGT 425 Organization Theory and Development (3)
MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3)
MNGT 453 Conflict Resolution in Business (3)
MNGT 463 Organizational Leadership (3)
MNGT 470-479 Special Topics in Management (3)
MNGT 491 Directed Readings (3)
MNGT 495 Independent Research (3)

Admission to the Major

There are admission requirements for the business administration major with the human resource management concentration. Learn more.

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