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Human Resources - BA (54 hours total)

 

 

Overview

The Human Resources major helps students develop, support, and administer personnel in business organizations.  Students understand the challenges of employment and staffing; the complexities of compensation and benefits; the policies and programs that promote employee responsibility, production, and satisfaction; and the methods to hire, retain, and terminate employees based on legal policies and ethical parameters, protecting both the rights of workers and the interests of the company.  The learn the role of human dynamics in coordinating, training, and supporting a diverse workforce.  As coordinators of human capital, students must become adept at communication, critical thinking, and problem solving in such areas as data management, systems design, and conflict management within changing organizational structures and unstable economic conditions.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS (3)

MAT 10643COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3)

OR

MAT 20043DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (3)

OR

MAT 20143BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3)

OAD 30763BUSINESS STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 31564QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS (3)

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS (3)

MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill foundation requirement. 

Required Major Courses

OAD 30264EMPLOYMENT LAW AND POLICIES (4)

OAD 32563HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION (4)

OAD 32864EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING (4)

OAD 30063BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)

OR

OAD 30563MANAGEMENT (3)

OAD 40264PLANNING & BUDGETING (4)

OAD 41564COMPENSATION & BENEFITS (4)

OAD 41764TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (4)

OAD 49200SEMINAR IN APPLIED HUMAN RESOURCES (4)

Bridge Options

The Bridge Option represents an opportunity for Ottawa University undergraduates who plan on pursuing a graduate degree at the University the chance for advanced, graduate learning as an undergraduate.  The Bridge Option helps bridge the transfer between the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The programs open to Bridge students will vary depending on when the courses are offered and student readiness.

As a senior in the Bridge Option, students  will enroll in up to three graduate-level classes that will count toward the total degree requirements of 120 credit hours for the bachelor's degree and toward the 36 hours required for the graduate program.  A special course number has been assigned to courses in the Bridge Option.  Students will need to understand the requirements for these courses are more rigorous.

Eligible students who meet the following criteria may qualify for Ottawa University's Bridge Option.

Junior standing or higher (at least 90 credit hours)

A minimum cumulative OU grade point average of 3.0

Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Ottawa University

OU students should talk with their advisor about this opportunity and their qualifications for the Bridge Option in their junior year before degree completion.

Bridge Option Course List

BUS 5700ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THEORY (3)

BUS 5720VALUE SYSTEMS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)

BUS 5741HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (3)

BUS 5764TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (3)

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for support or supervisory personnel positions in a range of corporate, civic, or non-profit organizations, as well as for graduate study.