Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

About Human Resource Management

Gain the latest skills and knowledge to make a positive impact.

Learn the skills and strategies that are in demand by today's companies. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resource Management at California University of Pennsylvania will provide you with the tools to respond effectively in a dynamic, ever-changing future.  In the bachelor's degree in business administration program, you will complete business core courses for a strong foundation in addition to human resources-specific courses.

Widely recognized and respected, Cal U's business administration program is currently seeking ACBSP accreditation.  

Learn practical applications of human resource management.   

Undergraduate human resource management majors complete 27 credits. In human resource management courses, student examine such areas as organizational behavior, labor relations and compensation management. Students learn about major management issues that arise in manpower planning, recruitment, selection, development, compensation and appraisal of employees in various organizations.

The business administration program puts significant emphasis on building quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills.  Students graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in their subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge. 

Business administration students are also encouraged to have a minor:

  • Some students choose a business discipline other than their concentration.
  • Other popular choices include psychology, communication studies, public relations, statistics, computer information systems, leadership, women's studies, Spanish and Arabic.
  • Students also choose to complete dual majors or dual degrees with international studies or math.

 The 21-credit minor in human resource management allows students in any discipline to enhance their "people skills" in order to become better managers or employees, and to better understand relationships in the workplace.

Cal U business graduates are well prepared for a wide range of career opportunities. Recent Cal U business graduates also have been accepted into graduate business programs at such distinguished institutions as the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and the College of William and Mary, and into graduate economics programs at Youngstown State and Florida State.

Learn about ouraccelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Solid foundation: The 120-credit-hour bachelor's degree in business administration prepares students for many professional paths and careers in business and industry. All students complete a business core to understand the functional areas of business and business analytics. Cal U business students are equipped with skills in critical thinking, communication and teamwork.   

Add a minor: Students in any field of study can add a minor in human resource management. The 21-credit minor is especially relevant for business majors seeking deeper insight into workplace relationships, and for students in fields requiring superior "people skills," such as psychology, communications, public relations, parks and recreation management and sport management studies.

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19:1 
Student-to-faculty ratio at Cal U.
120 
Credit hours for the bachelor's degree in business administration, which can be completed in eight semesters or four years.
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Degree Benefits

Students in the bachelor's degree in business administration program learn relevant business knowledge, along with a strong base in the liberal arts, natural and behavioral sciences, and modern quantitative and information technology methods.  In addition to completing business core courses, your human resource management concentration will further enhance your skillset and expand professional career opportunities. Instruction in the program focuses on student engagement and active learning, keeping you involved and engaged with your instructors and classmates. All courses in the program consider the critical role of globalization and rapid technological advance in all aspects of the business environment.

 
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Graduate Outcomes

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9% through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cal U business graduates go on to various careers and professions, including accountant, banker, city manager, general manager, government agency administrator, hospital administrator, industrial relations manager, insurance agent, office manager, production manager, purchasing agent, sales manager, securities analyst and stock broker. Employers who hire Cal U business graduates include Aflac, Allegheny Steel, Bank of America, Clear Channel Media, Jackson Hewitt, T-Mobile, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Postal Service and Walmart.

 
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Expert Faculty

Our highly qualified business and economics faculty members have significant industry experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields. They are dedicated to teaching Cal U students the skills necessary for success in business. Our professors have earned MBAs and doctorates from such top schools as American University, City University of New York, George Washington University, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island and Wayne State University.

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Research Focus

Cal U's undergraduate business administration program emphasizes the value of doing research. Students can work one-on-one with individual faculty members, or as part of the discipline-specific research methods course. Students also have the opportunity to work with Cal U's  Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The Center is Cal U's one-stop shop for all things related to starting and maintaining a successful business. 

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Student Recognition

Student achievement in the business administration program is recognized in several ways. Qualified students can become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an honorary economics fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders; Student Accounting Association;  Economics Club; Finance Club; American Marketing Association; and the Society for the Advancement of Management. Outstanding graduating seniors are recognized with awards for excellence.

 

B.S.B.A. Human Resources Management Courses

Example Courses
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  • Students will follow the core business curriclumum as well as taking human resource management courses.

 

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B.S., Business Administration Programs

Bachelor's
Minors
  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

 

Business Administration Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. M. Arshad Chawdhry
Professor
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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ismail M. Cole
Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

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David T. Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Elizabeth Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Richard LaRosa
Associate Professor

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Dr. Shirley A. Lazorchak
Professor

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor
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Dr. Nan Li
Associate Professor

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. John Michaels
Professor

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts
Professor

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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