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Management - Human Resource Management Option

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

The Human Resource Management option provides students with a well-rounded education. It consists of basic management courses complemented with in-depth studies of human resource management, staffing, training and development, employment law, and compensation and benefits.

The Human Resource Management curriculum is designed to equip students with knowledge and practical skills for managing a company’s human resource function. The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Students with significant business experience, where expertise equals or exceeds the outcomes of a particular course(s), are offered two options for earning experiential credit. Proficiency exams are available for selected courses. Other courses may allow a student to potentially earn credit through a portfolio presentation.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in the Human Resource Management option, a graduate will be able to do the following:

  • Analyze quantitative data.
  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business trends.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations.
  • Effectively use communications and human relations knowledge and skills.
  • Effectively use information technology skills in the business environment.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in four functional areas of human resources including staffing, training and development, employment law, and compensation and benefits.

Degree Availability
The Human Resource Management option is available in a combination of online, hybrid, and traditional formats. Traditional format is offered during the day and evening at the Greene Center Campus as well as the Springfield Campus. Students should consult with an advisor for the recommended sequencing of courses.

Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Course Title Credits
ACC 1000 Accounting Concepts * 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management ^ 3
HRM 1725 Human Resource Management 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills or Technical Elective *** 1
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1112 English IIor  
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ** ^ 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
HRM 2300 Training and Development 3
HRM 2350 Employment Law 3
EBE 2702 Co-op Education I or Technical elective*** 2
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Managementor  
MGT 2020 Quality Management 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^ 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychologyor  
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
HRM 2400 Staffing 3
HRM 2450 Compensation and Benefits 3
MGT 2650 Negotiation Skills 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
  Total Credit Hours 61

* Students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in the future should opt to take ACC 1100, Introduction to Financial Accounting. A proficiency test is available for ACC 1100.

** Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

 *** Technical electives must total 3 semester hours. They may come from any combination of courses not already prescribed that use the following course codes: ACC, MGT, and EBE.  ACC 1300 recommended.

^ Proficiency Test available.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.