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Where people and strategy connect

Businesses and public organizations alike are increasingly coming to realize that the most valuable assets that they have are their human assets - people. Realizing that people make the difference between success and failure, the Human Resource Management emphasis area explores the operational and strategic components of managing people. Students pursuing the Human Resource Management emphasis learn how to evaluate the competitive landscape, assess stakeholder expectations, implement and sustain change initiatives, and align human resource practices with business strategy.

Topics studied in this emphasis area include talent management (e.g. recruiting, staffing, performance management), employment law (e.g. ADA, FMLA, EEO, compliance), labor relations (e.g. unions, contracts, arbitration, grievances), data and administration (e.g. new hire orientation, file audits, open enrollment, HRIS), professional development (e.g. training, succession planning), total rewards (e.g. compensation, variable pay, benefits, perks), and organizational behavior at the individual level (e.g. job satisfaction, stress, motivation, trust, learning, decision making, ability, personality, values), group level (e.g. leadership, power, negotiation, politics, teams), and organizational level (e.g. culture, structure).  

Human Resource Management Program Sheet

Angelica Johanson, Bachelor of Business Administration, HR Management

Angelica Johanson, Bachelor of Business Administration, HR Management

“I chose to attend UAS for several reasons. It is the local university, has a good reputation, and the distance program made it all possible since I work full time as well."

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program develops a student's intellectual ability, executive personality, and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of core business courses and general education requirements. Core courses in key business competencies provide a strong foundation for which emphasis areas in accounting, human resources, management, and MIS allow you to tailor your degree towards your academic and career goals.

Human Resource Management Emphasis

The Human Resource Management emphasis area within the BBA program prepares students for an exciting professional career in the field of human resources. Coursework examines organizational behavior, talent acquisition, employment law, employee engagement, job performance, total rewards, labor relations, change management, and the strategic alignment of human resource programs with key business objectives.

Human Resource Management Program Sheet

Degree Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

Take a Class

The Department of Business and Public Administration courses feature practitioner-oriented instruction with a focus on concepts and skills that you can apply to your current career immediately. 

Whether you are seeking professional development, considering a career change, or just interested in learning something new, UAS welcomes all students interested in taking a class.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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Classes: BA Spring 2019

Helps students improve proficiency with basic math skills and apply mathematical concepts (fractions, decimals, and percentages) to business situations. Covers payroll, taxes, insurance, simple interest, compound interest, installment purchasing, annuities, depreciation, financial statements and ratio analysis, stocks, bonds and profit distribution and, business statistics.

Schedule information for CRN: 32732, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32732JD1Timothy Powers Sr
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Business organization, nature of major business functions such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and personnel administration. Opportunities and requirements for professional business careers.

Schedule information for CRN: 32733, Section: J01
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32733J01Michael Boyer
Egan Wing108
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
1/14 - 5/4
Schedule information for CRN: 32734, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32734JD1Michael Boyer
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Allows students to explore various techniques for developing effective management skills. Personal skills, interpersonal skills, group skills, and communication skills will be explored. Diagnostic tools, discussion, reflection, self-analysis, and skill practice will be the primary learning methods used. The main objective is for students to develop a personalized plan for professional improvement.

Schedule information for CRN: 32736, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32736JD1Haley Johnson
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4
Schedule information for CRN: 32737, Section: JD2
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32737JD2Haley Johnson
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Explores the management of personal and family finances, including financial planning, budgeting, time value of money, consumer buying, personal credit, savings and investment, home ownership and mortgages, insurance, estate planning, retirement, consumer fraud, and laws.

Schedule information for CRN: 35018, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35018JD1Valeria Martinez
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Applies techniques of written and oral communications to business situations requiring problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Topics include written communications (letters, memoranda, and reports), oral communications (one-on-one and small group interactions and oral presentations), listening skills, nonverbal communications, and communication technology.

Schedule information for CRN: 32738, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32738JD1Elizabeth Hoffman
Distance EdELIVE
Tuesday
3:00p - 4:30p
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: BA S163 or WRTG S111 (C or better) or Business English placement test.

Survey of the basics of management. Synthesis of the traditional and contemporary quantitative and behavioral approaches to the subject of management.

Schedule information for CRN: 32739, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32739JD1Kristy Smith
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Explores the role of information systems in various business contexts from a managerial perspective. Examines ways to improve business processes and decision-making through the use of information systems. Practical application of fundamental principles is emphasized.

Schedule information for CRN: 32740, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32740JD1Colleen McKenna
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: CIS S235 or CIS S240 (C- 1.70 or better).

Stacked with CIS S310.

Intensive analysis of the methods of financial planning and control, asset management, and other functions performed by the financial executive.

Schedule information for CRN: 32742, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32742JD1Dorothy Mackenzie
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: ACCT S202 (C- 1.70 or better).

This course examines business in its relation to the legal and judicial systems and to government regulation. It explores legal concepts and issues pertaining to competition, sales, employees, liabilities and forms of doing business.

Schedule information for CRN: 32743, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32743JD1Michael Boyer
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Role of marketing in society and economy; the business firm as a marketing system; management of the firm's marketing effort.

Schedule information for CRN: 32744, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32744JD1Haley Johnson
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Introduces basic statistical methods used in business decision making. Probability functions common in business applications, descriptive statistics, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, sampling methods and sampling error, regression and analysis of variance. Focus is on application, including Excel and SPSS, and on using results for decisions.

Schedule information for CRN: 37716, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37716JD1Jeffery Caneen
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: MATH S151.

Management of operations, production, service system with emphasis on quantitative analysis. Characteristics of systems, types of production and service, forecasting, scheduling, facility design, and other topics in operations management will be covered. Quantitative techniques include linear, integer and goal programming as forecasting and queuing models.

Schedule information for CRN: 32745, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32745JD1Kristy Smith
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: MATH S151 (C- 1.70 or better); and BA S374 or STAT S273.

In-depth examination of business policy and strategy. This course integrates the competencies and knowledge from the business disciplines and functional viewpoints into a comprehensive strategic planning and implementation process using a series of case studies and business simulation. Designed as the capstone course for senior B.B.A. students, intended to be taken during the final semester.

Schedule information for CRN: 32746, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32746JD1Kristy Smith
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: BA S301, BA S325, BA S343, and either STAT S273 or BA S374 (all C- 1.70 or better).

Explores research-based competencies recommended for success as an HR professional. Examines various HR functions .in the context of strategic planning, talent management, total rewards, and business trends. Reviews the evolution of HR, and allows for personal reflection and application.

Schedule information for CRN: 32748, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32748JD1Charla Brown
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: BA S361 (C 2.0 or better). .

A holistic approach to project management: planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling projects. Primary class emphasis is on project management process and tools, which are becoming increasingly more important in today's competitive marketplace.

Schedule information for CRN: 32749, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32749JD1Colleen McKenna
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: MATH S151 or higher (C- 1.70 or better).

Provides a comprehensive look at managing change within organizations using one basic change model. Examines practical techniques and tactics to facilitate the implementation of any strategy and/or program requiring change. Prepares participants to be effective change agents in personal and professional settings.

Schedule information for CRN: 32750, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32750JD1Charla Brown
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: BA S301. Corequisite: BA S351. Recommended: BA S476.

Policy decisions and governmental regulations affecting business as well as the social responsibility of business in society.

Schedule information for CRN: 32752, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32752JD1Jeffery Caneen
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: ECON S201 or ECON S202 (C- 1.70 or better).

Explores how monetary, beneficial, and developmental rewards can be strategically designed to motivate employees and achieve business goals. In addition to employee engagement, topics studied include compensation, benefits, work/life, recognition, and performance management. Additionally, current related trends in the field will be examined.

Schedule information for CRN: 35020, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35020JD1Charla Brown
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4

Investigate the essential techniques of the research process in the context of business issues to include defining a research problem, designing a business research project, referencing research literature, and evaluating research papers. Designed for senior B.B.A. students and intended to be taken during the final year of the B.B.A. program.

Schedule information for CRN: 32753, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
32753JD1Kristy Smith
Distance EdWEB
1/14 - 5/4
 
 
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