120 total credits required
The human resource management program requires 120 total credit hours, including 30 credits from general human resources classes and 78–80 from major-specific courses. In addition to online human resources classes, you may be required to complete a prerequisite course if you have completed less than 9 credit hours of business coursework.
General Education Business Courses (15-17 hours)
To earn a BA or BS in any business discpline, students must take 15-17 credit hours of General Education Business Courses. Please speak with an enrollment counselor for more details.
Core Business Requirements (36 hours)
Introduction to Business and Free Enterprise is an introductory course designed to prepare students to deal effectively with the challenges of contemporary life, including business activities such as management, marketing, teamwork, leadership, globalization, economic implications, as well as future expectations. This course intends to assist students in developing the skills needed to understand the principles and processes of everyday business life; and to introduce students to the academic opportunities and activities offered by the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship and the Lindenwood University community. In addition, the seminar will provide information, instruction, exercises, techniques, group interaction, and guidance in the areas of personal growth. Lab fee may be required.
This course provides an introduction to business analytics, which involves the use of statistical, predictive and optimization models to transform data into insight for making better decisions. An important goal is to encourage a more disciplined thinking process in the way a manager approaches management decision situations and to apply mathematical modeling with spreadsheets to decision making. Topics covered will include data visualization, forecasting, linear optimization, transportation and transshipment problems and simulation modeling. Hands-on projects and cases will relate to problems arising in a variety of functional areas of business, including finance, accounting, economics, marketing, sport management and supply chain management. Lab fee may be required.
Required Major Courses (21 hours)
This course covers employee hiring and selection, talent valuation, needs analysis, acquisition, selection, on-boarding, coaching, skill development, training, succession planning, performance management, talent tracking, and leadership development, along with the mechanics of training plans, program design, training methods, and evaluation. Lab fee may be required.
This course is an examination of pay structures, pay systems, parity, comparable worth, the relationship between pay and performance, internal and external equity, executive pay, benefits, and legal issues. Lab fee may be required.
Elective Requirement (6 hours)
This course covers talent valuation, needs analysis, acquisition, selection, on-boarding, coaching, skill development, training, succession planning, performance management, talent tracking, and leadership development, along with the mechanics of training plans, program design, training methods, and evaluation. Lab fee may be required.
This course aims to increase the awareness and dimension of diversity in the work place. Areas of study will include the value of diversity and communicating its importance in the work place, the changing organization, strategies for implementing diversity, and managing a diverse organization. Lab fee may be required.
Topics covered in this course include the evolution of Human Resources and Information Systems, needs and types of HR information systems, the functionality of the HRIS manager, database management concepts, system planning, and integration. Additional topics include organizational needs assessment, system design, and cost management. An emphasis on project management themes based upon needs assessment will include real-world case studies and problem-solving exercises. The course will conclude with specific HRIS applications to the HR business competencies in staffing, applicant tracking, performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee self-service. Lab fee may be required.
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