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 2405 Compensation Management

Credits : 3

This course will introduce the learner to compensation practice. It will strive to provide an understanding of compensation practices and the environment in which business professionals plan, implement, and evaluate compensation systems. Compensation management’s role in promoting companies' competitive advantage is invaluable.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between strategic and tactical compensation.
  • Analyze the external market aspects of strategic analysis.
  • Examine the various laws that influence private sector companies' and labor unions' compensation practices.
  • Assess the role of performance appraisal in the merit pay process.
  • Compare how incentive pay and traditional pay systems differ.
  • Identify reasons that companies adopt pay-for-knowledge and skill-based pay programs.
  • Demonstrate the importance of building internally consistent compensation systems.
  • Design the statistical analysis of compensation surveys.
  • Discuss the fundamental principles of pay structure design.
  • Explain the role of discretionary benefits in strategic compensation.
  • Illustrate the features of defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Describe the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993.
  • Summarize the components of executive employee benefits.
  • Analyze the strategic issues and choices in using contingent workers.
  • Describe competitive strategies and how international activities fit in.
  • Compare differences between pay and benefits in the United States and around the world.
  • 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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