Business Administration - Human Resource Management Option, B.S.
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Business Administration Major - Human Resource Management Option
All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 23-25 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; (f) an integrative course requirement; and (g) complete at least 50 percent of the required business units in the Craig School of Business.
Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.
1. Major requirements (73 units)
Demonstration of computer competency
Complete IS 52 and 52L or equivalent courses with a grade of "C" or better or achieve a passing score on the CSB computer competency waiver examination.
Select from the following areas (9 units)
(3-9 units): HRM 152, 159, 189T, 190, 195I, PSYCH 176
(0-6 units): MGT 131, 133S, 158, 180, 182, 189T
(0-3 units): ANTH 120, PH 143, PH 145, PLSI 185, PSYCH 144 and 149
Integrative course requirement (3 units)
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.
2. General Education requirements (49 units)
These courses will satisfy the following: DS 71 for GE Area B4; ECON 50 for GE Area D2. Note: Business Administration majors are exempt from the third GE area C1/C2 requirement.
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Business majors take BA 105W, Business Communication, to fulfill the Upper-Division Writing requirement and MKTG 100S will fulfill the MI Requirement.
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total (120 units)*
* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.
The faculty of the Department of Management comprises individuals who have studied and pursued business careers throughout the world. Well over a dozen specializations within the field of business administration are taught, researched, and shared with the business community by these professors. Case studies, experiential exercises, computer simulations, laboratory research, business community projects, guest speakers, and seminar discussions are just a few of the ways in which instructors provide the students with a "real-world" exposure to business. The combination of faculty expertise, teaching skills, research activities, and business experiences assures the student of receiving the best possible management education.
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B.S. in in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
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The faculty of the Department of Management is comprised of individuals who have studied and pursued business careers throughout the world. Well over a dozen specializations within the field of business administration are taught, researched, and shared with the business community by these professors. Case studies, experiential exercises, computer simulations, laboratory research, business community projects, guest speakers, and seminar discussions are just a few of the ways in which instructors provide the students with a "real-world" exposure to business.
What You Can Earn
Human Resource Manager
$89,743 (in our region)
Human Resources Assistant
$36,157 (in our region)
Branch Manager Assistant
$42,019 (in our region)
Source: HR Reported data from salary.com as of December 2012
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- What is required to start a new firm
About the School
The Craig School of Business is proud to be recognized as one of the best business schools in the state. The school provides active, engaged learning experiences to empower future business leaders. State of the art computer labs are open day and night, with staff available to answer technical questions, and all student areas within the Peters Business Building have wireless Internet access.
School Contact Information
The Craig School of Business
5245 N. Backer Ave.,
Fresno CA 93740-8001
Phone: (559) 278-2482
Department Contact Information
Peters Business Building, #289
5245 N. Backer Ave, M/S PB 7
Fresno, CA 93740-8001
Tel: (559) 278-2851
Fax: (559) 278-4911