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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Human Resources Management Concentration

Companies rely on the knowledge, skills and abilities of their workforce to function and succeed. In the human resources management concentration, you will learn how to attract, develop and maintain a competitive workforce for a small business or large organization. You'll be interested in the concentration if you have supervisory and management ambitions or if you're contemplating entering the HR field.

Curriculum Plan

Academic performance in freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion for admission to the upper division in the School of Management. In the first two years, you will complete the university writing requirements, general education courses and seven prerequisite courses for the major.

If you're not ready for calculus, you should take precalculus before attempting MTH 131.

Enrolled before fall 2016

Freshman Year

First semester Second semester
ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (prerequisite to business major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (prerequisite to business major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to business major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to business major)
ENG 101 Writing I ENG 201 Advanced Writing II
UGC 111 World Civilization I UGC 112 World Civilization II
  Free elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to business major) Arts general education course
Natural Science Natural Science (with lab)
UGC 211 American Pluralism Free elective (AACSB - 3 units)
Free elective (AACSB - 1 unit) Free elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Junior Year

After you successfully complete the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gain formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain:

First semester Second semester
MGI 301 Human Resources Management** MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning and Management (fall or spring, 2 hrs.)**
MGF 301 Corporation Finance** MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems**
MGO 302 Production and Operations** MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management**
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration** MGM 301 Principles of Marketing**
Free elective (AACSB - 3 units) Free elective (3 units)

Senior Year

First semester Second semester
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management** MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (fall or spring)**
MGI 415 HR Strategy Development and Implementation (fall or spring course) (Required HRM concentration course) HR concentration elective course (MGI 417 - spring only, MGB 425 - fall or spring, or MGI 496 - fall or spring course)
HR concentration elective course (MGI 416 - fall only, MGB 425 - fall or spring, or MGI 496 - fall or spring course) MGE 302 Applied Economics** Free Elective (3 units)
Free elective (3 units) Free elective (internship recommended - 3 units)
Free elective (3 units) Free elective (3 units)

**Required MG core courses

Enrolled fall 2016 or after

Freshman Year

First semester Second semester
ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (prerequisite to business major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (prerequisite to business major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to business major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to business major)
Communication Literacy (CL1) Global Pathway 1
UB Seminar Thematic Pathway 1
  Free Elective (2 units)

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to business major) MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business (CL2)
Global Pathway 2 Thematic Pathway 2
Scientific Literac and Inquiry 1 Scientific Literac and Inquiry 2
Domestic Diversity MGG 298 Career Connection I**

Junior Year

After you successfully complete the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gain formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain:

First semester Second semester
MGI 301 Human Resources Management** MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration**
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management** MGF 301 Corporation Finance**
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems** MGO 302 Production and Operations**
MGG 398 Career Connections II**  MGM 301 Principles of Marketing** 
UB Capstone Global Pathway 3
Thematic Pathway 3  

Senior Year

First semester Second semester
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management** MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (fall or spring)**
MGI 415 HR Strategy Development and Implementation (fall or spring course) (Required HRM concentration course) HR concentration elective course (MGI 417 - spring only, MGB 425 - fall or spring, or MGI 496 - fall or spring course)
HR Concentration Elective Course (MGI 416 - fall only, MGB 425 - fall or spring, or MGI 496 - fall or spring course) MGE 302 Applied Economics** Free Elective (3 units)
Free elective (3 units) Free elective (3 units)
Free elective (3 units) Free elective (3 units)

KEY: **Required MG Core Courses