2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Human Resource Management, B.S.B.A.
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Thinking about the discipline: The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in human resource management is designed to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the challenge of managing today’s workforce in a small but growing business, corporate or nonprofit entity, or multinational organization. The program content is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the major functional areas of human resource management such as staffing, employee training and development, wages, and benefits. In addition, students will understand and develop personal competencies such as business communication skills and skills in managing diversity. Students also will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in human resource management by completion of a rigorous and required internship program. The B.S.B.A. major in human resource management at NKU is one of only 263 programs in the world that has been acknowledged as being in alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
Special opportunities for our students: Internship opportunities are very diverse and are continually being upgraded through the efforts of the department’s professional advisory boards and faculty. There is also an active student organization that provides outstanding professional networking opportunities at regular meetings and activities. Each year, the department faculty select the outstanding human resource management student of the year.
Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in human resource management are eligible to be considered for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business college accredited by AACSB International.
You should also know: All students successfully completing the B.S.B.A. major in human resource management automatically earn an interdisciplinary Minor in Business as part of their required course of study for the major degree. The Minor in Business satisfies the university’s minor/focus/second major requirement for graduation.
Special admission requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in Human Resource Management is a selective admission program. Students enter the program as a Pre-Human Resource Management major.
Students are officially admitted to the college as a BSBA-Human Resource Management major after meeting the following requirements:
- Completion of the six courses in the selective admission group (ACC 200 , ACC 201 , BUS 230 , ECO 200 , ECO 201 , and MKT 205 ) with a grade of C- or better in each and
- An overall NKU GPA of 2.5 or better or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the six selective admissions courses.
All transfer students enter as pre-majors and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at NKU in order to establish the NKU GPA for selective admission into the major, regardless of individual course completion status.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.
These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.