BBA, Business Administration, Human Resources

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Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources

Brandman University’s bachelor’s degree in business human resources is a comprehensive and multifaceted program that prepares students for careers in today’s dynamic and global business environment. Graduates of the HR business program will be prepared for entry-level to middle management opportunities in a competitive job market. The program is ideal for those who are motivated to advance their careers and move up the ranks in their current positions, and with online or blended course options, Brandman makes it convenient to balance work with school. In addition to its highly-relevant core business courses, program curriculum focuses on the principles of compensation and benefits, labor relations, legal concerns and conflict resolution.

Students then have the opportunity to tailor their education to their personal goals by selecting a course from the areas of workforce planning and employment, performance improvement, social and technological change or team building. A bachelor’s degree in business human resources is applicable to a number of industries, making it a lucrative degree program for those who want to gain a competitive edge in a variety of settings.  For those students who want to explore their options we encourage you to consider a general business degree online, or maybe even a bachelor's degree in business information systems.

What Jobs Can I Get with my Degree?

Employees are the most valuable assets companies will ever have, which is why human resources professionals are the backbones of successful organizations. They are responsible for critical business functions including employee recruitment and staffing, payroll, benefits, and labor relations. Human resource workers contribute to every facet of a company’s workforce development program. Students graduating from the human resources bachelor’s degree program will likely find positions such as human resource specialists, training and development specialists, compensation and benefits managers, and human resource managers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resource specialist jobs are expected to grow 5% from 2014 to 2024[1]. Within the field’s human resource management segment, job growth is expected at a rate of 9% through 2024[2]. Although human resource professionals will find work in a variety of trades, job opportunities will be best in the employment service industry which includes employment services, staffing agencies, and professional employer organizations. Brandman University can help prepare students for these and many other exciting careers in the rewarding field of human resources.  If you want to explore other undergraduate programs at Brandman then consider an online degree in finance, marketing, organizational communication, or even supply chain systems.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
  2. Completed application package. Applications are available online.
  3. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
  4. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.


Lower-Division Core Requirements

ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Credits 18


Upper-Division Core Requirements

ACCU 360 Financial Statement Analysis 3
COMU 410 Organizational Communication 3
FINU 305 Business Finance 3
MGTU 301 Principles of Management 3
MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business 3
MGTU 315 Operations Management 3
MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing 3
OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics 3
OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations 3
MGTU 410 Strategic Management (Core Capstone Course) 3
Total Credits 33

Prior to enrolling in the capstone course (MGTU 410), all courses in the BBA core must be completed; one core course may be taken concurrently. Formulating and implementing strategies using content from all core classes is emphasized


Human Resources Emphasis

HRCU 350 Compensation and Benefits 3
HRCU 352 Labor Relations 3
HRCU 406 Legal Studies in Human Resources 3
HRCU 415 Becoming an HR Strategist 3
HRCU 430 Conflict Resolution 3
HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies 3
Select one course from the following:
HRCU 351 Workforce Planning and Employment 3
HRCU 353 Performance Improvement 3
HRCU 425 Social and Technological Change 3
OLCU 414 Team Building 3
Total Credits 21
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