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

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 one (1) year and will fit into the working adult’s busy schedule. Classes meet one night per week, for three and one-half or four hours each session. Classes are taught sequentially. Classes generally consist of ten to twenty adults who share the same motivation and who will become a support group as students attend classes and study together.

The HRM program is comprised of coursework and a research project. Forty-eight semester hours are earned by completing the HRM modules and online courses. These courses address pertinent issues, provide hands-on job practice and emphasize effective interpersonal communication. The remaining six credit hours are earned by conducting an applied research project with the assistance of an instructor. This project begins during the first semester and is completed by the end of the third semester. The research project is designed according to the student’s interests; most students elect to solve a problem directly related to their work.

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 in a similar format to the non-emphasis degree, with both fully online and blended learning. 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 one night per week plus an online component.
  • Carefully selected courses are delivered fully online.
  • Completion within 13 months, or 17 months for students completing the Health Administration emphasis.
  • All classes taken with other motivated and dedicated adults.
  • Each module has one course; all courses are offered sequentially.
  • 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 timemanagement 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.