Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Management

Human Resource Management Concentration

The people aspect of business is a growing field both in employment opportunities and in salaries.

Human resource management (HRM) encompasses personnel, labor and industrial relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, and legal issues. Shippensburg University students develop knowledge and skills in job analysis, human resource planning, recruiting, interviewing, training and development, law, labor relations, and continuous improvement. Graduates of the program begin their careers in the human resource departments of corporations, government agencies, unions, and other private and public organizations. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students. They are employed as interviewers, recruiters, job analysts, grievance and arbitration specialists, negotiators, compensation specialists, safety directors, and training coordinators.

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. These internship opportunities include businesses and corporations where there is a need for human resource management specialists. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

Get Involved

The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Human Resources Management Club (SHRM) promotes the ideas and principles of human resource management. Speakers from businesses are invited to the meetings to discuss current trends and issues in human resources and SHRM students compete in Regional and National student competitions. Membership to SHRM is open to all interested undergraduate students.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate BSBA degree in Management requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:

  • General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business Core Curriculum: Accounting majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings:
  • HRM Courses: A sequence of courses for HRM majors that provides the necessary technical knowledge with respect to tools, techniques, and concepts.