BBA | Concentration in Human Resource Management

BBA with a Concentration in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management: An Increasingly Influential Position in Businesses Large and Small

Human resource management is a field that’s rapidly evolving. It’s a growth area, with an increasing number of job opportunities available. But just as important, it’s a field that’s becoming increasingly influential in the business world. More and more, human resources professionals are assuming leadership positions in organizations large and small, securing a place at the table for critical business decisions.

To take full advantage of these emerging opportunities, you need to have the right knowledge, education, and expertise. And CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in human resources management is a great way to stand out in what’s become a crowded and competitive marketplace.

Unlike most online human resource degrees, CalSouthern’s BBA with a concentration in human resources management combines the core curriculum of the university’s BBA program with 15 credit hours of elective coursework in subjects such as supervisory management, labor relations and collective bargaining, compensation management, employee training and development, and staffing organizations. All courses are taught by CalSouthern’s outstanding School of Business faculty—gifted instructors experienced in teaching via the school’s proprietary online learning platform and leaders in the business community. They will mentor you on a one-to-one basis, teaching you how to apply the latest academic theory and proven real-world business strategies to overcome actual business challenges. The combination of established, respected academic theory and real-world experience arms CalSouthern Learners with the tools they need to succeed in a complex and fast-moving business world.

You’ll become a valued member of the CalSouthern community. You will have the opportunity to engage with an international student body and will enjoy the constant support of an administration and staff that assesses its own performance by your success. We’re here for you every step of the way was you progress—on your own time and at your own pace—toward completion of your BBA with a concentration in human resources management.

Human Resource Management Courses

HRM 2107 Supervisory Management

Credits : 3

This course is designed to provide the Learner with a working knowledge of the supervisory skills necessary for dealing with problems within the organization. Elements such as communications, motivation, discipline, negotiations and conflict management will be covered. This course will also explore current events, contemporary issues, and ethical dilemmas that surround the role of being a supervisor.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the major competencies that supervisors are expected to bring to their work.
  • List a number of ways by which supervisors can improve the quality of work life for their employees and allow them to have fun at work.
  • Identify and evaluate the principal sources of cost improvement ideas, list some positive approaches, and explain why some cost improvement suggestions might be rejected.
  • List the nine steps in problem solving and decision making that lead to the removal of a problem’s cause.
  • Define authority, responsibility, and accountability and explain their relationships.
  • Identify the steps of the staffing process and explain the extent of a supervisor’s participation in each.
  • Identify major ethical issues in training.
  • Differentiate between the assumptions of Theory X and Theory Y, and explain the importance of trust.
  • Describe the major needs that employees typically have, and explain how they influence motivation and behavior.
  • Assess the quality of their nonverbal communication skills and identify needed changes.
  • Explain the main purposes and benefits of an employee performance appraisal.
  • Identify the various kinds of absenteeism and know the recommended remedial approaches for each.
  • Explain the formation, roles, and influence of informal groups in an organization.
  • Identify the seven major areas of organizational control that guide supervisory actions and explain the technique of management by exception.
  • Calculate productivity ratios and percentages, and know what factors contribute to rising or falling productivity rates.
  • Discuss the nature and workplace implications of a culturally diverse society.
  • Discuss a supervisor’s responsibilities in labor-management relations, as affected by significant provisions of the main labor-management relations laws.
  • Identify a set of supervisory time wasters and tactics for better time management.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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