Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management

CTU’s BSBA-Human Resource Management program is designed to help you prepare for responsibilities related to the workforce in business. Coursework is structured to help you navigate business fundamentals and human resource principles including employment law, staffing, job design, compensation, benefits, workforce and policy development, diversity management, resource planning and more. CTU’s ACBSP-accredited curriculum is also aligned to SHRM's competency model.1

In addition, CTU’s bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report. Plus, alumni who acquired a bachelor’s degree at CTU saw an average 25% growth in salary after 3 years.2

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcomission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Total Credits 

    180
  • Program Availbility

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Program Outline

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides students with foundational business knowledge, linking industry concepts with real-world examples that foster applied learning to prepare students for their chosen career. Students develop proficiency in business tools/techniques and the principles/skills of management. The program builds on technical skills and soft skills to support the student’s professional growth.

    BSBA-HRM Program prepares the student to:

    • Apply business skills and analytical problem-solving to support organizational objectives
    • Summarize how management knowledge and skills support organizational performance
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional areas of HR management

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (BSBA-HRM) is designed to prepare graduates for careers as a human resource generalist. Students will develop proficiency in employment law, staffing, job design, compensation, benefits, workforce development, and performance improvement.

    BSBA-HRM program competencies:

    • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.
    • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and statistics to make effective decisions.
    • Explain how managers assist organizations, individuals, and teams to adapt to continuous change.
    • Analyze business organizations from a managerial perspective.
    • Analyze legal implications of employment and labor law in relation to HR policies and practices, applying principles of diversity management to HR policies and labor relations
    • Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in a multicultural workforce
    • Apply strategic thinking to human resource planning and policy consideration

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements
    Courses: General Education
    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics

    4.5

    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics

    4.5

    ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking

    4.5

    ENGL103 Composition: Writing and Research

    4.5

    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing

    4.5

    or
    COMS203 Speech Communications

    4.5

    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs

    4.5

    or
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

    4.5

    LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life

    4.5

    MATH102 Introduction to College Math

    4.5

    MATH106 Algebra for Business

    4.5

    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics

    4.5

    MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making

    4.5

    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences

    4.5

    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

    1.5

    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability

    4.5

    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

    1.5

    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success

    4.5

    or
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective

    4.5

    General Education Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201 Accounting I

    4

    ACCT202 Accounting II

    4

    BADM440 Research Design Methods and Applications

    4

    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics

    4

    FINC400 Financial Management

    4

    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources

    4

    HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change

    4

    HRMT485 Managing Organizational Change

    4

    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications

    4

    MGM255 Management Fundamentals

    4

    MGM316 International Business Communications

    4

    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles

    4

    MGM355 International Business Practices

    4

    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    4

    MGMT235 Business Law I

    4

    MGMT345 Operations Management

    4

    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies

    4

    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing

    4

    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management

    4

    SCM210 Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management

    4

    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management

    4

    Core Courses Credit Hours: 86
    Courses: Concentration
    HRM345 Building Effective Teams

    4

    HRMT220 Staffing the Organization

    4

    HRMT300 Managing Employee Performance

    4

    HRMT330 HRM Legal Environment

    4

    HRMT410 Training and Employee Development

    4

    HRMT415 Compensation and Benefits

    4

    HRMT420 Managing Labor-Management Relations

    4

    Concentration Credit Hours: 28
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 180

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics

    Knowing how the economy actually operates is critical for success in any career and as an educated person. Every day, the "economy" is in the news, governing what happens in politics, in the workplace and in the quality of individual lives. This course will address the dynamics of how our economy works (or does not work.) The study of the basic institutions, terminology and theory of the main economic activities of production, distribution and consumption, especially as they apply to the operation of our national economy. Topics include savings and investment, national output, expenditure and income, real versus potential GDP, aggregate demand and supply and fiscal and monetary policy. Students will learn the impact of the economy on different economic sectors that affect their career paths.

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics

    Knowing how the economy actually operates is critical for success in any career and as an educated person. Every day, the "economy" is in the news, governing what happens in politics, in the workplace and in the quality of individual lives. This course will examine the tools of economics as they apply to the operation of a market economy. It covers supply and demand analysis, consumer behavior, the economic nature of production—including costs and profits. The behavior of firms in competitive and monopolistic environments will be studied, as well as income distribution and the effects of government intervention on the free market system. Students will have a new perspective and deeper ability to understand the impact of current news events as they impact everyday problems and situations as well as be able to see their own economic behavior with a fresh perspective. This topic applies to all career areas, not just to business.

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking

    This course addresses how to write and speak to make a point; how to use good grammar, vocabulary and logical thinking; as well as how to find a suitable topic for writing assignments. The course begins with an introduction of the writing process and gives students the opportunity to practice writing in different modes. Students learn to develop their grammar and writing concepts to enable them to write effectively both in academic and professional contexts. . This workshop course is highly experiential, supportive, and collaborative, as students read and critique each other’s' work. , This is the first in a sequence on Composition and Writing skills. The second course, ENGL103, in this series will build upon this one—addressing how to research and use resources without plagiarizing, how to utilize the APA formatting for documentation and how to make a persuasive argument. Our view of the required composition sequence is that it is essential for all who want to become skilled critical thinkers and educated people. In both Composition courses, Research Skills/ Information Literacy workshops will introduce students to the critical 21st century skill of research: how to use dictionaries and other reference books and how to access online databases of the CTU library for academic and professional inquiry.

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ENGL103 Composition: Writing and Research

    This course builds upon ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking. Students practice drafting progressively complex papers, demonstrating college level research skills and writing essays that convey information, make a point, or provide an opinion. Students study the APA Handbook, learn about plagiarism, and conduct research, accurately citing CTU resources. In addition, this course uses readings to demonstrate excellence and eloquence in speaking and writing, emphasizing the crucial synergy between learning to write and developing the practice critically reading and evaluating texts. This is a highly collaborative course, with students reading and critiquing others’ work, as a means to create a learning community as well as develop critical thinking and reading skills. Research/Information Literacy Skills: The Information Literacy workshops challenge students to use the library’s resources to find credible resources, , and allow them to learning about important writing and research skills such as evaluating and summarizing information from sources.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL101 or ENGL111 or ENGL125

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing

    This course covers technical and professional writing.  Students review and prepare a wide variety of documents including abstracts and/or executive summaries, mechanism and process descriptions, instructions, proposals, requirement specifications, test plans and procedures, and technical datasheets. Special attention is given to adapting writing style to a particular audience, adjusting document mechanics and semantics for a specific purpose, formatting design elements in a consistent manner, and integrating graphics into a document.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    COMS203 Speech Communications

    Successful professionals are excellent communicators. Brevity, precision and adherence to common formats are hallmarks of clear, consistent and concise communication. This course sharpens students’ skills in oral communication with a focus on presenting in professional settings.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5
    ×

    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs

    This course provides the student with an overview of the framework and basic functions of the various branches of government, the role of politics in democracy, and the relationship of government and public policy. Students will also consider the similarities and differences between national, state, and local governments.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5
    ×

    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

    Today's news is tomorrow’s history, a maxim that strikes at the heart of our historical experience and how it affects current events. This course focuses on the key people, social experiments and technologies that continue to impact our lives. Particular attention is paid to the latter half of the 20th Century and the dawn of a new millennium in America – a time that, through the lens of history, both gives us pause and inspires hope for the future.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life

    This course is about how literature can illuminate issues and themes and provide life lessons for people that broaden and deepen their own insights from experience. Students will learn how to read texts for the essential elements of expression, voice, form, theme and character and how to articulate an intelligent response to a piece of fiction, which includes short stories and poetry. They will reflect on how reading can provide a means to understanding one’s self, others, our culture and the way diverse perspectives add to learning. Students will be asked to reflect on how developing a reading practice can enhance their professional career options. They will explore how finding one’s authentic voice in fiction can be a profound expression of the experience of being human.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MATH102 Introduction to College Math

    In this course, students explore how to survive in a number-driven world, increase their mathematical knowledge for making logical decisions, and to begin to develop connections with mathematics in their related field of study and daily lives.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MATH106 Algerbra for Business

    This course provides students with a background in the quantitative techniques necessary to better understand and appreciate the study of mathematics. Specifically, this course focuses on applied mathematical principles with a broad scope toward business applications.

    Prerequisites

    Math102

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics

    An elementary coverage of statistical techniques is augmented at each step with the aid of technology for data processing and analysis in making inferences. Graphical presentation and statistical measures are studied, followed by basic probability concepts leading to binomial and normal distributions. Hypothesis testing is applied to drawing inferences for one and two population parameters. A graphing calculator or equivalent technology is required.

    Prerequisites

    Math106, or Math108, or Math112; or approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making

    This course introduces methods to formulate various mathematical models of problems. Software and hand calculations are used to perform algorithms that can find optimal values that assist managers in making decisions. Attention is paid to the sensitivity of the solution to changes in the model. The main purpose of the course is to guide decision-makers to find optimal ways to implement solutions to satisfy many constraints.

    Prerequisites

    Math301

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences

    Science drives our lives. Many of the key quality of life advances we experience in the Western world come through scientific inquiry and the scientific method that drives that thirst for invention and innovation. This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in and foster an appreciation for the many dynamic disciplines –such as chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, astronomy, geology – within this robust field. Students explore the basic tenets of scientific thinking, including the Scientific Method as well as other quantitative and qualitative approaches to enable them to draw meaningful conclusions about the world around them.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    SCI103

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI103 Science and Technology- Labratory Course

    This is a hands-on learning experience that complements the Science and Technology course. Since the course addresses how scientific thinking and the resultant technology has changed modern life, this lab will provide students with experiences in the scientific approaches of different sciences covered such as: biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. This lab will be constructed specifically to extend the learning from each phase of the Science and Technology course, providing hands-on experiences which deepen students’ familiarity with the scientific method and way of asking questions and solving problems.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    SCI101

    Credits

    1.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability

    This course will analyze the interrelationships between the natural environment and human activities. In this course, students will learn about the preservation and conservation of natural resources and the resilience of the natural environment with respect to the carrying capacity of the earth. Furthermore, students will explore topics related to environmental ethics and apply principles of sustainability to issues impacting natural resources and biodiversity. Finally, this course will provide a holistic approach in learning about environmental problems and rehabilitation through individual and group behavioral changes and environmental regulations.

    Prerequisites

    SCI101

    Corequisites

    SCI203

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability- Laboratory Course

    This course is a hands-on learning experience that complements the Environmental Science and Sustainability Course. Labs include both problem-based activities and critical-thinking projects and are designed to help students gain an understanding of and appreciation for the complex issues that comprise the field of Environmental Science and Sustainability.

    Prerequisites

    SCI101

    Corequisites

    SCI201

    Credits

    1.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success

    UNIV104 provides students with an introduction to student success, technology, and career planning strategies. Students acquire effective tools and develop skills necessary for academic success; integrating them with career planning strategies to develop an individual Success Strategy Plan.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ACCT201 Accounting I

    This course introduces fundamental accounting concepts and explores the accounting environment. It covers the basic structure of accounting, how to maintain accounts, use account balances to prepare financial statements, complete the accounting cycle, and introduces the concept of internal accounting controls.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT202 Accounting II

    This course covers accounting for balance sheet items for partnerships and corporate entities. In addition, students will be exposed to accounting for the capital structure, inventory, long-term liabilities, payroll, investments and international operations of a firm.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT201

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    BADM440 Research Design Methods and Applications

    This course provides the basic of research needed to successfully complete their business capstone courses. It covers the full cycle of research starting with a qualitative examination of an organizational phenomenon and then addressing how to measure it via survey, experiments, or other designs. It concludes with issues of verification and implementation based on the outcome of the quantitative phase. It also includes the topic of scale development, reliability, validity, confirmatory factor analysis, and issues of survey development and implementation.

    Prerequisites

    MATH306 or MATH301 or MATH305 or MATH451

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics

    In this course students will apply the theory and tools of micro and macroeconomics and research to the formation of business decisions in the global environment.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    FINC400 Financial Management

    This course examines the process of budgeting. Students will examine the components of and develop budgets. Students will also utilize capital budgeting tools to evaluate investment opportunities.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT201 and ACCT202 or approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources

    This course examines the role and function of the Human Resource Department in the organization. It is an overview of human resource activities including job analysis, performance appraisals, recruiting, selection, compensation, and career development. Additionally, employee diversity, labor relations, organization development and equal employment opportunity will be discussed.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change

    This course focuses on the theories, stages, practices and implications of the organizational change process. Some topics discussed include preparing to manage change, articulating choices, envisioning the future and implementing change programs. Students study organizational development models to apply the change process. The major objective of this course is to equip managers and HR professional with the skills and knowledge needed to address the continuous changes in the organization.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT485 Human Resources Capstone

    This course provides the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills principles and practices learned from experiences in each of the HRMT courses. The Capstone is applied, scholarly research focusing on a specific question that synthesizes knowledge from and is relevant to the principles and practices of HR. The ideal project would involve a work-related issue for an organizational partner that satisfies an actual need.

    Prerequisites

    Senior Standing/Last Elective/Last Course

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications

    In today's dynamic and complex business environment, the ability to understand matrix thinking and manipulate data on an Excel spreadsheet are taken for granted as a condition of success. Electronic spreasheets are used in a variety of business calculations to analyze, graph, and manage data. Applications of spreadsheets can be used to generate reports to maintain large amounts of data, make accurate calculations, and accelerate repetitive tasks. This course is designed to introduce the basic computer spreadsheet application skills, with an emphasis on essential design, format, functions, and formulas of spreadsheet operations in solving real-world problems.

    Prerequisites

    MAT143 or MATH143 or MATH140 OR MATH140-L or MAT150 or MATH150 or MATH105 or MATH102 or MATH106 or MATH112

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Computer Science/Engineering/Information Technology
    ×

    MGM255 Management Fundamentals

    This course introduces the student to business management structures. It covers how the structures can act as a competitive advantage. Emphasis is on how the organization's management structure and leadership styles can impact businesses and how an organization must adapt or respond to the changes.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM316 International Business Communications

    This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of cultures, traditions, and value systems as they apply in international, multinational, and global business settings. Students explore topics such as language and other forms of communication, traditions, values, norms, cultural diversity, cultural influences on communication and the negotiation process, and ways to improve communications with people whose first language is something other than English.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles

    In this course students examine individual and group behavior within the context of the organizational design and culture. This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation, leadership, managerial decision-making, group processes, and conflict resolution.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM355 International Business Practices

    In this course students examine the international business environment and how it influences management. It examines the issues and implications involved in the application of modern management practices and principles within the global business environment.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    This course examines the nature of the legal system in which society functions, including business agreements, business entities, and government regulations. Using frameworks for ethical decision-making, students will explore the ethical issues that confront business organizations and individuals.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT235 Business Law I

    This course focuses on the tools for understanding the principles underlying the legal environment of business. The course identifies the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses and students become familiar with the new developments and trends that will greatly affect future transactions. In addition, a component dealing with the legal aspects of intellectual property, especially as it relates to e-business, is included.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT345 Operations Management

    This course will examine the principles and techniques of managing operations processes in manufacturing and service industries. Students will explore the interrelationships between operations concepts, such as forecasting, planning products, technologies, facilities, demand, inventory, productivity, quality, and reliability.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies

    The focus of this course is on identifying external opportunities and determining the value-creating potential of a firm’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies to achieve a strategic competitive advantage.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing

    Students will start with a study of the fundamentals of marketing. Students will then progress to the application of those fundamentals of marketing within an organization and the contemporary market environment. The course will focus on marketing strategy and development of a marketing mix.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management

    This course provides an overview and introduction to the discipline of project management, coupled with an examination of the techniques that project managers use to complete their projects on schedule, within budgeted cost, and according to specified scope. Using materials based on the PMBOK® Guide (Guide to Project Management Body of knowledge, published by the Project Management Institute or PMI®), students learn the operational framework of project management relating to the project lifecycle of starting the project, organizing and planning the project, carrying out the work, and closing the project by using the project management process groups called Initiating Process Group, Planning Process Group, Executing Process Group, Monitoring and Controlling Process Group, and Closing Process Group as described in the PMBOK. This course also provides the basis for the more advanced development of project management skills in subsequent project management courses.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    6

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    SCM210 Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management

    Logistics and supply chain management are introduced as an integrated discipline practiced in the private and public sectors. This course provides an overview of logistics functions and their application to supply chain management. Emphasis is on the total integration of the supply chain from raw material production through end customer support and final disposal.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management

    This course provides the framework for effective career management as students gain insight into themselves and potential career fields, acquiring knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan career transitions.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    HRM345 Building Effective Teams

    In this course students will explore two of the characteristics of the modern work environment: diversity and teams. They will explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce. In addition, team building and conflict resolution skills will be covered in this course.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT220 Staffing the Organization

    This course examines the legal, technological, and strategic issues related to hiring, recruitment, selecting and staffing the organization. Topics to be considered include: recruitment resources, interview strategies and preparation of interview questions, determining how to "fit" in the organization, legislation that affects hiring, reference checks, employment tests, documentation and employee orientation.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT300 Managing Employee Performance

    This course examines the nature of performance management, including the role of performance appraisals, performance measurement, the legal issues impacting performance, methods for conducting performance appraisals, and training needs of managers and employees to provide and receive performance feedback.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT330 HRM Legal Environment

    The following legal regulations are discussed: EEOC, COBRA, Fair Labor Standards Act, NLR, ADA and FLMA. The student learns proper procedures to prevent legal problems including issues concerning unions, diversity, grievances, counseling, documentation and termination.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT410 Training and Employee Development

    The course emphasizes the role of training and employee development as a strategic aspect of organizational performance. The course also provides students with the opportunity to develop training designs from needs assessment to evaluation, including return on investment. These skills are essential for contemporary managers. Topics covered include linking training and employee development to organizational strategy, conducting needs assessment, designing and evaluating training and development programs, traditional and contemporary instructional methods, including distance learning, and using information technology to track and implement training and development programs.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT415 Compensation and Benefits

    Compensation plays a critical role in modern organizations. An effective compensation system enables the organization to achieve organizational goals, improve productivity, and motivate employees. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge and a general understanding of compensation and benefits.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT420 Managing Labor-Management Relations

    This course explores labor-management relations from union and non-union perspectives. Issues discussed are history of unions in the United States, development of labor laws, collective bargaining, the negotiation process, the grievance system, arbitration and mediation, and employee relations councils. The course concludes with a discussion of the future of unions and labor relations in the United States.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×
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    77%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    78%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    79%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    77%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.6,7

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    82%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    98%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job8
    99%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    93%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    87%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization6
    90%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    77%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    91%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    88%
    Take direction well
    90%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    87%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    74%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    76%
    Provide input on planning for business
    77%
    Take initiative to lead projects8
    83%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business8
    83%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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1The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

22012 Champion College Services Alumni Survey of CTU graduates from designated years between 2002 and 2011.

3Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus.

4http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

5Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

6Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

7Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

8Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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