Human Resources Management Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

Keeping Businesses Moving

The Human Resource Management concentration is designed to equip students with the necessary tools to enter an HR career in a variety of business settings. If you are interested in interacting with people daily and are a successful problem solver, you may enjoy studying human resource management.

Every organization wants to attract, motivate, and keep qualified employees. Human resource managers help make this happen. They work with multiple department managers to implement sound HR practices. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff. They design, organize, and carry out training and development programs and establish best practices for ensuring that employees are treated fairly and compensated appropriately.

Human resource professionals are also often tasked with choosing between benefits vendors, insurance brokers, and investment managers and spend a great deal of time fielding employee questions about pay and benefits such as vacation, medical leave, and retirement packages.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Human Resource Managers
  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Insurance Agents
  • Labor Relation Specialists
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Personnel Recruiter
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Human Resources Management Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
    EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 374 - Nonprofit Management
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • MGT 388 - Compensation Management
  • MGT 389 - Labor Relations
  • MGT 421 - Training and Development
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Human Resources Management Concentration: 121 Semester Hours