Human Resource and Strategic Leadership Major (M)

The Human Resource and Strategic Leadership program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for management in the human resource function within an organization. Students will develop interpersonal and technical skills in areas such as employment practices, staffing, compensation and benefits, training and change management  necessary to help businesses thrive. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

By fulfilling all of the course requirements for the Bachelor's of Science in Human Resource and Strategic Leadership, students will be able to:

1.  Recognize, clarify and apply important federal and state legislation, case law decisions, and executive orders that affect employment relationships.

2.  Analyze compensation plans that identify and describe plan objectives, salary structure, and fringe benefits.

3.  Recognize organizational performance models that create effective teams and organizations through employee motivation, engagement, culture, and change management.

4.  Develop methods for attracting, retaining, developing, and engaging a diverse workforce.

5.   Identify and describe the elements of servant leadership which apply to the work of the human resource professional.

6.  Demonstrate knowledge of employee and management conflict resolution practices.


Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements54
Total Hours120

For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.

Major Requirements 

Required Core Courses
Business Statistics (counted in University Core)
Macroeconomics (counted in University Core)
Public Speaking (or COMM 201, counted in University Core)
Interpersonal Communication
Core Business Requirements
ACCT 205Accounting & Finance for Business Professionals3
BUS 210Business Law I3
BUS 161Business Essentials3
or BUS 162 Quantitative Business Essentials
BUS 355Management Information Systems3
BUS 399Business Internship3
ECON 231Microeconomics3
MGMT 130Management & Leadership3
or MBA 544 People-Focused Management
MKTG 131Sales and Marketing3
BUS 453Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)3
Required Major Courses
BUS 272Organizational Management Principles3
BUS 265Employment and Labor Relations3
BUS 266Staffing3
BUS 388Compensation and Benefits3
MGMT 336Human Resource Management3
MGMT 345Diversity, Inclusion, and Human Relations3
BUS 434Training and Employee Development3
MGMT 472Managing Change3
BUS 473Integrative Project: HR Management3
Total Hours54