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Business Administration

with a Human Resources emphasis


Bachelor of Science

Program Length: 36 months (may be completed in as little as 30 months)

Degree Overview

Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis

The Business Administration program prepares graduates for a variety of responsible managerial positions in both domestic and international firms. The objectives of the program are to provide a foundation in accounting, sales and marketing, operations management, human resource management and banking and finance and to provide the graduate with an integrated understanding of business and economic concepts and how they relate to the global economy. Business Administration graduates are employed in entry-level to mid-level positions as an office manager, account manager, small business developer, human resource assistant, or sales manager.

Students earning an emphasis in Human Resources will be prepared to apply business principles to the strategic function of human resources management. Topics for discussion include sourcing, recruiting, hiring, retention, talent mapping, training and developing employees, benefits and compensation policies, employment law, organizational development, and conflict resolution strategies. Possible areas of employment include entry-level positions such as human resource generalist, specialist positions in benefits, positions in staffing and recruiting, and human capital development and training.

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting I 3.0
ACC 102 Fundamentals of Accounting II 3.0
ACC 103 Payroll Accounting 4.0
ACC 213 Principles of Accounting I 3.0
ACC 214 Principles of Accounting II 3.0
ACC 215 Principles of Accounting III 3.0
ACC 216 Principles of Accounting IV 3.0
ACC 217 Managerial Accounting 4.0
APP 101 Computer Fundamentals 3.5
APP 126 Databases 3.5
CSS 101 Psychology of Motivation 4.0
CSS 299 Professional Development 4.0
ECN 220 Economics 4.0
ECN 221 Economic Principles 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition 4.0
ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
FIN 231 Principles of Finance 4.0
FIN 333 Finance 4.0
HIS 220 American Civilization 4.0
HIS 300 U.S. History Since the Civil War 4.0
HRM 210 Introduction to Human Resources Management 4.0
HRM 220 Staffing Management 3.5
HRM 300 Training and Development 3.5
HRM 310 Compensation and Benefits 4.0
HRM 320 Human Resources Information Systems 3.5
HRM 400 Employment Law 4.0
HRM 410 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 4.0
HRM 420 Organizational Development and Workplace Planning 4.0
HRM 430 Human Resources Capstone 3.0
MAN 103 Management Principles 4.0
MAN 104 Business Practices 4.0
MAN 105 Marketing 4.0
MAN 210 Entrepreneurship 4.0
MAN 222 Investment Principles 4.0
MAN 223 Internet Commerce 4.0
MAN 224 Business Law 4.0
MAN 324 Operations Management 4.0
MAN 350 Management Planning Principles 4.0
MAN 443 Organizational Design and Change 4.0
MAN 444 Human Resource Management 4.0
MAN 450 International Business Principles 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
PHI 221 Introduction to Logic 4.0
PHI 310 Critical Thinking 4.0
PRG 101 Solutions Concepts 3.5
PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4.0
SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4.0
STA 322 Statistics 4.0

Course Description

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Fundamentals of Accounting I

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, including the theory of debit and credit and the accounting cycle. Examines chart of accounts and permanent and temporary accounts. Presents analysis and recording of accounting transactions and their relationship to the basic accounting equation.

Credits: 3.0

Fundamentals of Accounting II

Introduces preparation of the worksheet and financial statements. Covers adjustments and closing entries, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and banking procedures. Discusses special journals, cash receipts, and cash payments.

Credits: 3.0

Payroll Accounting

Presents the theoretical and practical applications of payroll procedures and emphasizes the methods of computing wages and salaries, keeping records, and the preparation of various federal and state government reports. Students are required to complete a comprehensive payroll project. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)

Credits: 4.0

Principles of Accounting I

Focuses on a more in-depth understanding of adjustments and closing procedures. Emphasizes accounts receivable, uncollectible accounts, notes payable and receivable, and merchandise inventory. Discusses credit policies and internal control.

Credits: 3.0

Principles of Accounting II

Introduces methods of valuation of inventory and the acquisition, depreciation, and disposal of long-term assets. Corporate accounting topics include capital stock transactions, dividends, treasury stocks, corporate income taxes, capital transactions, and long-term bonds.

Credits: 3.0

Principles of Accounting III

Presents financial statement analysis, including comparative statements and ratio analysis. Covers the statement of cash flows. Special topics include departmentalized profit and cost centers and accounting for manufacturing activities. (Prerequisite: ACC214 or with the consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 3.0

Principles of Accounting IV

Focuses on manufacturing topics, including job-order and process-cost accounting. Introduces standard costs and preparation of fixed and flexible budgets. Discusses the decision-making process, absorption and direct costing, and cost-revenue analysis for decision-making. (Prerequisite: ACC 215 or with the consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 3.0

Managerial Accounting

Covers the study of the use of accounting data internally within a firm by managers in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses. Teach students to use accounting data for planning, controlling, and making decisions concerning the optimum allocation of the firm's financial resources. (Prerequisite: ACC 214, or with consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 4.0

Computer Fundamentals

This course introduces the elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation design, Emphasis will be placed on the basic fundamentals of document creation, saving, and printing along with the more advanced concepts of presentation design.

Credits: 3.5

Databases

This course introduces several current database software products and their use in business. Emphasis is placed on database terminology in the study of tables, queries, forms, and reports. Computations and expressions are used to perform database inquiries.

Credits: 3.5

Psychology of Motivation

Students review skills necessary to be successful in college, including: note-taking, study skills, writing, finding and using information on the Internet, and reading/understanding college-level text. Students are exposed to basic motivation theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles.

Credits: 4.0

Professional Development

This course addresses employment search and acquisition skills. Topics include matching qualifications with job requirements, resume preparation, and job applications. Also includes cover letters, follow-up letters, resignation letters, and recommendation letters. Classroom activities include discussion of basic interviewer questions and interviewing techniques.

Credits: 4.0

Economics

Basic course in microeconomic concepts. Topics include recession and depression, the circular flow of production and consumption, the role of the market in the economy, wage and price movements, and other key points.

Credits: 4.0

Economic Principles

Basic course in macroeconomic concepts. Topics include inflation, the cause and effects of interest rates, the dollar and the foreign trade deficit, productivity growth rate, and the federal budget deficit.

Credits: 4.0

English Composition

This course focuses on the principles of effective English composition with a comprehensive review and reinforcement of language arts skills. Emphasis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Practice in proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking is incorporated throughout the course.

Credits: 4.0

Communication Arts

This course focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills in both verbal and nonverbal areas. Emphasis is placed on debate, panel discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, interviews, and editorial writing.

Credits: 4.0

Principles of Finance

Emphasizes money and capital markets, investments, corporate finance, and the universal application of each for a more micro-oriented realistic approach to finance. Money, capital markets, and financial instruments begin the course study with investment theory developed to guide the student's choice of financial instruments. Concluding the course are the special finance problems of the large investor.

Credits: 4.0

Finance

Introduces the principles and practices of financial management. The course also teaches about working capital management, financial budgeting and planning and international financing and investing decisions. The course provides a systematic treatment of the investing and financing decisions of multinational firms. (Prerequisite: FIN231, or with consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

American Civilization

This course covers the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on the economic, political, and social development of our country.

Credits: 4.0

U.S. History Since the Civil War

This course offers students an overview of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The student will learn how dominant and subordinate groups have affected the shifting balance of power in America since 1863. Major topics include: Reconstruction, the frontier, the 1890s, America's transition to an industrial society, Progressivism, World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, economic and social change in the late 20th century, and power and politics since 1974.

Credits: 4.0

Introduction to Human Resources Management

This course introduces the major human resources management functions in organizations. Emphasis is placed on staffing; training and development; employee relations; labor relations; employment law; workplace health, safety and security; compensation and benefits; job analysis; and job design.

Credits: 4.0

Staffing Management

This course focuses on developing the strategic structure necessary for providing corporations with the human resources needed to achieve organizational goals. Students learn strategies and techniques for planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining employees. (Prerequisite: HRM 210 or consent of the Dean)

Credits: 3.5

Training and Development

This course examines training and organizational development techniques and strategies. Topics include needs assessment; design, development, and delivery of training content; and evaluation of learning outcomes for individuals and organizations. (Prerequisite: HRM 210 or consent of the Dean)

Credits: 3.5

Compensation and Benefits

This course examines the compensation and the benefit plans used to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Topics include compensation management issues such as calculating pay increases; merit pay; pay-for-performance; incentives/bonuses; profit sharing; and analyzing, interpreting and incorporating comparative salary survey data. Students will also evaluate employee benefits such as paid time off, retirement plans, health and wellness benefits, flexible work models, and regulatory issues that influence pay and benefits management. (Prerequisite: HRM 210 or consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

Human Resources Information Systems

This course focuses on using technology to develop, maintain, and manage human resources information. Topics include HR software applications, database fundamentals, privacy and confidentiality issues, vendor evaluation, system and software development, design issues, and strategies for gaining user acceptance. (Prerequisite: APP 101, HRM 210, or consent of the Dean)

Credits: 3.5

Employment Law

This course examines legal issues in the workplace, addressing employment laws that impact the human resource function involved in the employer/employee relationship. Topics include discrimination, affirmative action, harassment, equal employment opportunity, employment agreements, and other legal issues that shape the motivation, production, and rights of employees. (Prerequisite: MAN 224, HRM 210, or with consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

This course examines conflict resolution issues in a corporate environment. Topics include negotiation skills, facilitation skills, employee relations, labor relations, group communication process, and diversity management issues. (Prerequisite: HRM 210 or with consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

Organizational Development and Workplace Planning

This course focuses on external business realities as well as how value is defined by key stakeholders both inside and outside the company. This course presents practical tools for leveraging this knowledge to create HR practices; building organizational capabilities; designing HR strategy; and marshaling resources that create value for customers, investors, executives, and employees. (Prerequisite: HRM 210 or with consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

Human Resources Capstone

This course requires the student to demonstrate their mastery of human resources knowledge by creating a model situation with solutions for common human resource challenges. Students will use all of the integrated knowledge gained from classroom and project experiences throughout the program to complete the capstone. (Prerequisite: Completion of all technical courses or with consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 3.0

Management Principles

An introduction to the basic principles of management as it applies to formal organizations. Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations. The traditional management framework is used to provide essential skills in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

Credits: 4.0

Business Practices

Analyzes the major business activities of marketing, production, financial/information management, and personnel. Instructs students in the operation of a business, focusing on ownership, business operations, and career opportunities.

Credits: 4.0

Marketing

This course focuses on business activities necessary to match products and markets. Marketing functions such as purchasing, distribution, consumer analysis, promotion, and pricing are discussed.

Credits: 4.0

Entrepreneurship

This course is a career-related overview of business startups, idea identification, value proposition, and competitive advantages in a student's area of specialization. The student will be able to identify and evaluate new business ideas; to learn how to prepare and evaluate business plans; and to identify capital sources for new ventures.

Credits: 4.0

Investment Principles

Focuses on real estate investments, both private and commercial. Terminology, mortgage and other financing means, valuation and appraisal concepts are discussed.

Credits: 4.0

Internet Commerce

Introduces Internet commerce basics and focuses on business concepts and applying technology in order to be successful. Other topics include globalizing a company, marketing and advertising, market trends, vendor solutions, credit card verification systems, security auction technologies, storefronts, and overall technology architecture. Students will learn to utilize Internet commerce solutions from process re-engineering to deployment and testing.

Credits: 4.0

Business Law

Deals with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts, property law, fair credit reporting, the Privacy Act, business relationships, and supervision.

Credits: 4.0

Operations Management

Explores long-range and short-range problems in operations management, both for manufacturing and for service operations. Emphasizes understanding these problems and the practical applications of quantitative techniques relative to them. Realistic case studies stress logical analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and the presentation of results.

Credits: 4.0

Management Planning Principles

This course addresses the principles of various planning topics including strategic planning (mission, vision, objectives, and strategies), long- and short-term operational planning, and development of business plans. (Prerequisite: MAN103, or with consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

Organizational Design and Change

Focuses on developing strategies and structures that align organizations with their industry environments. Adapting to changes in technology, power structures, and competition is studied as well as planning and implementing changes in internal systems and processes.

Credits: 4.0

Human Resource Management

Studies the application of psychology to the problems of personnel management. The student is expected to grasp a working knowledge of the basic operative functions of procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing a labor force sufficient to meet the minimum entry-level requirements of employment in personnel work.

Credits: 4.0

International Business Principles

This course addresses differences associated with global management, challenges in conducting import and export activities, as well as important cultural differences that may affect the business relationship. (Prerequisite: MAN103 Management Principles, or with consent of the Dean)

Credits: 4.0

College Algebra

Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.

Credits: 4.0

Introduction to Logic

This course focuses on the techniques for determining the validity of arguments and analyzing problems in the world. Topics include a discussion of informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and symbolic logic.

Credits: 4.0

Critical Thinking

This course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking and challenges the student to question his or her own assumptions through analysis of the most common problems associated with everyday reasoning. The course explains the fundamental concepts, describes the most common barriers to critical thinking and offers strategies for overcoming those barriers.

Credits: 4.0

Solutions Concepts

Introduces students to project management. Topics include analysis of business requirements, development and deployment cycles, creating project plans for successful delivery, implementation of risk management techniques and mitigation strategies, scheduling task cycles, and implementing monitoring tools and controls to track project progress

Credits: 3.5

Biological Psychology

This course introduces the student to the intricate relationship between biology and psychology. The student is exposed to the emerging field of biopsychology in which fascinating new discoveries are constantly being made. Major topics include: anatomy of the nervous system, plasticity of the brain, sensory systems and attention, wakefulness and sleeping, emotional behaviors, the biology of learning and memory, and psychological disorders.

Credits: 4.0

Sociology of Aging

This course contains an interdisciplinary approach that provides the concepts, information, and examples students need to achieve a basic understanding of aging as a social process. This course addresses a broad range of societal issues and covers concepts associated with an aging population. It examines the concept of aging on both an individual and societal level. Major topics include: the history of aging in America; physical aging; psychological aspects of aging; personal adaptation to aging; death and dying; community social services; how aging affects personal needs and resources; and government responses to the needs of aging.

Credits: 4.0

Statistics

This course focuses on the practical skills needed in statistics analysis. Topics include distributions, relationships, randomness, inference, proportions, regression, and variance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the use of statistical methods and the demands of statistical practice.

Credits: 4.0

Total Courses: 48Total Credits: 182

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Wyoming Locations: Cheyenne

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