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Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM Executive Program)

Effective Fall 2018: Fully Online HRM

Beginning in Fall 2018, students will be able to earn the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree entirely online. Completion will still be possible within one year, and there will be multiple entry points from August to June. The program will be fast-paced and concise in its presentation, with newly designed, fully online courses that are engaging and challenging. For more information, please contact the Adult Enrollment office.

The Human Resource Management Executive Program is a nontraditional bachelor’s degree program designed for the working adult student.  It is intended to provide an introduction to, and overview of, the field of human resource management. The program will benefit individuals in fields such as insurance, banking, law enforcement, sales, government, general administration or military service.

The program is designed to be completed in approximately 1 year and will fit into the working adult’s busy schedule. Classes meet totally online and last 7 weeks each. Classes consist of adults who share the same motivation and who will become a support group as students take classes together.

The HRM program is comprised of 45 semester hours.  There are 15 courses and each course is worth 3 semester hours.  These courses address pertinent issues, provide hands-on job practice and emphasize effective interpersonal communication.

Students have the option to complete their Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree with an emphasis in Health Administration. This HRM degree with emphasis is offered online in a similar format to the non-emphasis degree. All students in the degree program will complete the same courses in Semester One through Semester Three. Students completing the Health Administration emphasis will then continue into a fourth semester for four additional online courses, divided into two 7-week sessions.

Program Highlights

  • Credit for prior undergraduate work at accredited institutions.
  • Classes are entirely online.
  • Completion within 12 months, or 15 months for students completing the Health Administration emphasis.
  • All classes taken with other motivated and dedicated adults.
  • Moderate tuition package with choice of individualized tuition plans for the working adult.

Program Objectives

  • Facilitate professional growth by exposure to organizational culture and development of conceptual and diagnostic skills via a curriculum designed and structured for executive education.
  • Focus on organizational behavior and the managerial dimensions of attitudes, personality, perception, learning, roles, norms, and techniques for managing work groups.
  • Enhance the students’ knowledge and understanding of the current issues and theories of human resource management.
  • To describe concepts and approaches underlying human resource management.
  • Recognize various elements that constitute an organization’s external and internal environments and their possible impact upon management.
  • Identify demographic, cultural, and ethical differences occurring within a society, and their implications for management.
  • Appreciate the major laws and court decisions affecting equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
  • Explain various factors that must be taken into account when designing a job and how these factors motivate employees.
  • Explain the role of communication in management; identify barriers to communication and cite requisites for effective communication.
  • Familiarize students with concepts of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Improve the students’ capacity for effective decision making in organizations.
  • Provide a practical understanding of the total enterprise and promote abstract thinking.
  • Emphasize objective setting, strategic planning, operational planning, and time management concepts.
  • Review multiple organizational structures and designs, job designs, and authority relationships.
  • Promote development of interpersonal relationships and effective oral and written communications.
  • Encourage integration of Christian perspectives and biblical doctrines with value systems, in business, professional relationships, and management’s code of conduct.
  • Survey statistical and quantitative methodology in conjunction with problem scenarios that provide insights into managerial decisions.