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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. Students who study the human resources management concentration will learn how to ensure the human resource goal of attracting, developing and maintaining a competitive workforce for a small business or large organization. The learning to be derived from the concentration will be of interest and relevance to anyone with supervisory and management ambitions, as well as to those contemplating entering the HR field.

Curriculum Plan

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

Students not ready for calculus are advised to complete pre-calculus before attempting MTH 131.

Freshman Year

1st semester

2nd 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

1st semester

2nd semester

MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics (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)

After successful completion of the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gaining formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain:

Junior Year

1st semester

2nd 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

1st semester

2nd 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)

KEY: **Required MG Core Courses 

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