Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree

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Accelerated HR and Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

Research and Report Writing

Students will learn research and report writing for academic settings. Topics will include qualitative and quantitative research methodology, literature reviews, information literacy, and academic report writing.

Prerequisite: English Composition or Professional Communication

Course ID: GEB 3110
Credits: 4

Managing a Diverse Workforce

This seminar course examines diversity from a personal, group, organizational, national, and global perspective. Students will explore stereotypes of individuals within organizations, and they will study how these stereotypes affect people within the workplace. Students will also examine issues in conducting business and managing people within a global setting.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 4220
Credits: 4

Organizational Development

This seminar course builds upon the theories introduced in Organizational Behavior Analysis. In this course, students examine how qualitative approaches, quantitative approaches, and process-based approaches to organizational development through the stories of professionals involved in organizational change. Students will critically examine the design, management, and control of organizational development programs. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite: Organizational Behavior Analysis

Course ID: GEB 4505
Credits: 4

International Leadership and Human Resource Management

This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the human resource management processes on a global scale. Students learn how to differentiate between domestic and international human resource management. Employee training and development is addressed, including how to assimilate new employees in the global arena.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: INS 3677
Credits: 4

Human Resource Information Systems

This course examines the role of human resource information systems in today's organizations and human resource departments. Key areas of focus include human resource information systems design, acquisition, and implementation. The role of these systems in talent acquisition and management is also examined.

Prerequisites: Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts; Introduction to Human Resource Management

Course ID: MAN 3322
Credits: 4

Modern Human Resource Management

This seminar course introduces students to timely human resources topics helping organizations manage workforce planning related to mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and offshoring as a workload planning strategy, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Prerequisites: Principles of Management

Course ID: MAN 3429
Credits: 4

Strategic Human Resource Management

This course is designed to teach students how to integrate the human resources function with an organization's over-all strategic planning process. Students will learn how to establish human resources goals and objectives in the context of an organization's business goals to help increase employee performance and satisfaction. Strategies for creating a culture that values innovation and competitiveness will also be explored.

Prerequisites: Principles of Management

Course ID: MAN 3668
Credits: 4

Workforce Performance and Talent Management

This course examines strategies and techniques for developing and managing employees to help institutions create a competitive workforce. Students will learn how to work with employees on how to build a successful career through an institution's performance appraisal and professional development processes.

Prerequisites: none

Course ID: MAN 4055
Credits: 4

Workforce and Labor Relations Management

This course examines the context of workforce and labor relations management, the collective bargaining process and labor contracts. Students will learn how to establish a bargaining unit, negotiate and implement a collective bargaining agreement, and participate in the arbitration process.

Prerequisites: none

Course ID: MAN 4128
Credits: 4

Contemporary Leadership Challenges

This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4143
Credits: 4

Organizational Behavior Analysis

This course is designed to explore human behavior in work settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. The following topics will be studied and analyzed from a management perspective: organizational structure, leadership, power, conflict management, individual and group dynamics, motivation, morale, and communication.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4240
Credits: 4

Human Resource Recruitment and Selection

This course introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of staffing the workplace. Students will analyze theories and strategies utilized in staffing, planning, recruiting, and selection and performance assessment. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisites: Principles of Management; Introduction to Human Resource Management

Course ID: MAN 4320
Credits: 4

Compensation Administration

This course addresses tangible and intangible compensation and the use of compensation to motivate and reward employee performance. The course also covers job analysis, job description, and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure. In addition, students analyze the influence of unions and government in determining the compensation of the labor force, including compensation of both hourly workers and managerial employees. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisites: Principles of Management; Introduction to Human Resource Management

Course ID: MAN 4330
Credits: 4

Performance-based Training and Instructional Design

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of instructional design. Theories of instructional design are covered, with an emphasis on the systematic approach to learning and instruction. Students will transfer the learning to a project, demonstrating an understanding of key instructional design concepts: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4679
Credits: 4

Leading Change

This course will focus on the impact of change in an organizational setting. Various change management models will be explored, providing students with a foundation for approaching change and developing effective skills and techniques to perform in the workplace when change occurs. Students apply business concepts to real-world case study examples and determine strategies for bringing constructive change to an organization.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4701
Credits: 4

Leadership and Teams

This course provides an applied approach to leadership, team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Students will understand and apply these concepts to workplace settings. Students will develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. Gender, culture, individuality, and telecommuting in team dynamics will also be explored.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4845
Credits: 4

Human Resource Management and Organizational Leadership Capstone

In this course students apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the Human Resource and Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Science degree to a real-world business scenario. Key areas of focus include strategic human resource management, organizational leadership, workforce performance, international leadership and human resources, compensation, and employment law. This course is designed to be taken at the end of the program.

Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bach

Course ID: MAN 4926
Credits: 2

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Required course)

Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Required courses)

Literature of American Minorities

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.

Prerequisite: English

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

Political Thought

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required course)

Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Required courses)

Visions of America Since 1945

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

Comparative Politics

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite: American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 66

Total Upper Division Credits: 90

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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