Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) - Concentration in Human Resources - Liberal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students graduating with a degree in business administration will demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will:
    • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret financial statements to judge business performance.
    • Apply critical thinking skills using quantitative techniques for problem solving and strategic decision making
  • Communication: Students graduating with a degree in business administration will demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills. Students will:
    • ​Prepare in proper format and style the following documents: business report (one to two pages), business memo, research report and presentation.
    • Deliver an effective oral presentation on a business and/or professional topic.
  • Information Technology: Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and software to manage information with statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database, and other appropriate applications.

  • Ethics: Students graduating with a degree in business administration will demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment and ethical standards of business and an awareness of the implications of their behavior and actions as a business professional. Students will apply an appropriate framework for examining ethical dilemmas and be able to (1) identify ethical issues and stakeholders, (2) evaluate alternative course(s) of action, and (3) formulate an appropriate action plan.

  • Professional Proficiency: Students graduating with a degree in business administration will have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to meet professional competencies as business professionals and global citizens. Students will:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and vocabulary unique to business disciplines.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of procedures, concepts, and technical business skills through practical application (forecasting, budgeting, financial statement analyses, business plans, strategic planning).
    • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret financial statements in the decision-making process.
    • Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaborative skills in a simulated business environment.

Related Links

Management - Human Resources, BSBA Program Page

Management and Marketing Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.5 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
Core GPA: 2.0 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements72
Electives3

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Goal3
Science, Technology & Math
Goal - Sci3
Goal - Sci3
Lab - Sci0-1
Select one of the following:3-4
Mathematics as a Liberal Art (Recommended)
Financial Mathematics
Elementary Geometry
Finite Mathematics with Matrices
Introduction to Applied Calculus
Precalculus
Discrete Mathematics
Elementary Mathematics I
Calculus I
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36-38
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45-46

Note

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 36 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 36 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Basic Core Courses
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics 13
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics 13
ECON 219Business Analytics I 13
or MGMT 219 Business Analytics I
ECON 319Business Analytics II 13
or MGMT 319 Business Analytics II
ACCT 209Financial Accounting 13
ACCT 322Business Analysis and Decision Making 13
MGMT 320Operations Management I 13
MRKT 330Principles of Marketing 13
MGMT 351Organizational Behavior 13
BUSA 303Issues in Global Business 13
or MRKT 303 Issues in Global Business
FIN 320Managerial Finance 13
BUSA 340Legal Environment of Business 13
MGMT 458Business Capstone 13
MIS 265Management Information Systems 13
Subtotal42
Required Computer Science Course
CPSC 210Productivity Software 13
or MIS 210 Productivity Software
Subtotal3
Required Management Courses
MGMT 354Human Resources Management 23
MGMT 454Management Seminar 23
MGMT 456Management and Society 23
MGMT 457International Management 23
Subtotal12
Human Resources Concentration Electives
Required Courses
MGMT 364Recruitment and Selection 23
MGMT 452Management-Labor Relations 23
MGMT 460Training and Development 23
Plus select one from the following: 3
Organizational Leadership 2
Compensation Management 2
Subtotal12
Total Hours69

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

MANAGEMENT - BSBA (2350)
Concentration in Human Resources
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.
Revised 12-2019
UCC 12.3.2019