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Management - Human Resource Management Option

Management - Human Resource Management Option

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. 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.

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.

All business students are expected to use information technology skills as it applies to course requirements within all management options. 

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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
  • Apply knowledge and skills in four functional areas of human resources including staffing, training and development, employment law, and compensation and benefits.
  • Demonstrate effective use of communication and human relations knowledge and skills.
Course Title Credits
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ^* 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^ 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective (GA)** 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management ^ 3
HRM 1725 Human Resource Management 3
ACC 1000 Accounting Concepts ^*****  
or ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting ^***** 3
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1112 English II ***  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication *** 3
HRM 2300 Training and Development 3
HRM 2350 Employment Law 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
MGT 2450 Data Analytics  
or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I  
or COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
HRM 2400 Staffing 3
HRM 2450 Compensation and Benefits 3
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management  
or MGT 2650 Negotiation Skills 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
-- ACC 1300, MGT 1105, MGT 1115 or EBE 2702 2
  Total credit hours 61
^Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Credit Available.

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 before taking a computer class.

**Must be a global awareness (GA) course and come from arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog.

*** Students who plan on transferring courses for advanced degree work should verify the best/appropriate course selection based on the receiving institution's degree requirements.

*****Students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in the future should opt to take ACC 1100, Introduction to Financial Accounting.

Academic Preparation

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.

Transfer Information

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.

Questions? We're here to help!

Lynn Geist, MS Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Human Resources and Management