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Business Administration, Human Resource Management, B.B.A.

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Angela K. Miles, Chair
Telephone:  (919) 530-5009
Email:  akmiles@nccu.edu
Office:  208 C.T. Willis Building

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program with a concentration in Human Resource Management combines the study of business administration and management with the specialized knowledge in the human resource management discipline.  Developed in the graduate are the understanding of the theory and practice of human talent management, development and retention through workforce planning, legal compliance, reward systems, equitable and fair treatment to subsequently meet organizational goals considering constituent viewpoints; economic, legal, political, technological, and social character of the business environment; and the principles and procedures that are fundamental to the successful operation of modern enterprises.

This concentration addresses current needs in human talent development and management in organizations.  The concentration program will include 24 credit hours and consist of 8 courses.  This concentration requires a minimum grade of “C” in each course.

The courses are as follows:

1. 120 Credit Hours:

  • Complete a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all course work completed at North Carolina Central University
  • Complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better

2. General Education Requirement:

I. Communication Skills (9 credit hours)

II. Mathematics and Science (9-11 credit hours)

IV. Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)

V. Health and Wellness (4 credit hours)

VI. Social and Career Enhancement/Development (2 credit hours)

3. Program Requirements:

Major Requirements:

Complete each prescribed course of the major or concentration and departmental electives requirements with a grade of “C” or better;

Non-departmental requirements:

Departmental requirements:

4. Concentration Requirements

Required - Capstone (1 of 2)

HRM 4560  -  HRM Strategy Seminar  

Prerequisites: HRM 4520  and HRM 4530  or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the formulation and implementation of human resource management strategies.  Emphasis is placed on the strategic dimensions of recruitment, selection, development and retention of a diverse workforce required to accomplish organizational strategic objectives.  Issues considered include HR information systems, HR analytics, sustainability, social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, consulting and topics relevant to the current HRM environment.  In addition, this course prepares students for discipline assessment and/or certification.

HRM 4570  -  Human Resource Management Trends (3)  

Prerequisites: HRM 4510, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. This course considers current and relevant topics impacting the performance management of human talent in the global environment.  Students will have the opportunity to develop skills critical to HRM decision making.  Topics vary and depend on the emerging HRM environment and the global market place.  Experiential learning techniques such as internships, travel and international study/tours are also considered. 

Electives: 2 required

HRM 3510  -  Leadership Training and Development (3)  

Prerequisite: MGT 3000  or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. This course explores the theory and practice used for leading, training and developing talent in organizations. Course content include identifying training needs, designing and implementing training programs to satisfy individual and organizational goals, and evaluating training program effectiveness. Theories of leadership development, team-building, organizational and individual learning, orientation and socialization, career development, training delivery, trainer skill development and training for international operations are also discussed.

HRM 4540  -  Performance and Retention Management (3)  

Prerequisite: MGT 3700  , or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on performance management and appraisal and examines the policies and practices used to promote equitable treatment of employees. Topics include theory and practice of attribution and motivation for talent engagement and retention, employee health and safety, employee communication, ethical decision making, equal opportunity, employee rights, employee discipline, conflict resolution, industrial relations, collective bargaining, separation, and international labor relations.

HRM 3520  -  HRM Risk Management (3)  

Prerequisite: MGT 3000   or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. This course offers a managerial perspective of the maintenance of human talent relative to strategic and global directives.  The course examines the risk component of managing talent.  Topics include, but are not limited to the risk management process, risk assessment, legal compliance, safety and business continuity.

5. Additional Requirements

  • 4 - Unrestricted Electives (12)



Program Notes:

Each course used to satisfy the unrestricted electives may be selected from among all the courses offered by the University.

Students must obtain prior written approval.

Four- Year Curriculum Plan

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Spring Semester

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