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Human Resource management, bachelor of business administration

Be prepared to lead your organization's team.

Davenport’s Human Resource Management BBA degree provides application-based knowledge in staffing, training, negotiation, dispute resolution, compensation, organizational behavior and leadership strategies in businesses.  This program prepares you to enter and excel in the human resources arena, generating approaches and solutions for managing a business’ most valuable resource: its employees.

You will take classes that are aligned with all Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) content areas assuring potential employers that our graduates are well prepared for successful careers. SHRM is the world’s largest and most prestigious association devoted to human resource management and is well known by human resource employers.

A BBA degree in Human Resource Management can be completed in-seat or online.

Download a PDF of the Human Resource Management program.

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The Human Resource Management program is a great choice if you:

  • Want to exercise strategic management skills to develop an accomplished and productive workforce.
  • Can balance multiple individual needs of employees and stakeholders 
  • Enjoy interacting with people to develop and achieve goals
  • Want to develop strong problem-solving skills

During your studies, you will exposed to the following: 

  • Developing skills in business fundamentals with particular expertise in human resource management.
  • Engaging in real-world application by applying relevant knowledge of the field.
  • Honing strategic decision-making and analytical skills in a local, national and international business context.

Employment Opportunities

Human Resource Management can be a fulfilling career as you help employees and organizations succeed. Your HR skills are needed across many fields including healthcare, education, construction, government and other industries. With this degree you are qualified to pursue rewarding career positions such as the following.

  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Recruiting and Staffing Manager
  • Compensation and Benefit Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Job Analyst

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Full Curriculum


Students in the Human Resources Management program receive broad exposure to human resources careers, topics, policies, and real world applications.  With an emphasis on the important strategic role human resources plays in business, students learn through varied methodologies that develop the strong critical thinking and communication skills human resources professionals need in the twenty-first century. 

Davenport's Bachelor of Business Administration's Human Resources Management program is aligned with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) educational standards for human resources professionals.  Eligible students can prepare for and take the SHRM Certified Professional (CP) exam during their senior year

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2019-2020 Recommended Program Sequence for Human Resource Management, BBA and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
DATA275Introduction to Data Analytics3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Development3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major37 cr.
BUSN225International Business3 cr.
BUSN489 or HRMG490Field Experience in Business or Human Resource Management BBA Internship3 cr.
HRMG213Human Resource Management3 cr.
HRMG313Staffing Organizations3 cr.
HRMG350Training for Organizations3 cr.
HRMG431Negotiation and Dispute Resolution3 cr.
HRMG433Compensation Administration3 cr.
HRMG453Strategic Human Resources4 cr.
LEGL401Employment and Labor Law3 cr.
MGMT316Innovation and Managing Change3 cr.
MGMT321Organizational Behavior3 cr.
MGMT375Leadership Discovery3 cr.
Open Electives12 cr.
Recommended Electives(9) cr.
HRMG290 or HRMG490Human Resource Management Internship or Human Resource BBA Management Internship3 cr.
HRMG330International Human Resource Management3 cr.
HRMG499Certified Professional Exam Prep3 cr.