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2012-2013 Catalog 
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Human Resource Management Track, Business Administration (BS)

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The student who concentrates in management prepares to apply the knowledge and skills needed to design and maintain a positive motivational work environment. Such an environment aligns the goals of the organization with those of individuals within the organization for the purpose of increasing organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

In addition to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics core requirements, the management student studies human resource management, organizational behavior, continuous improvement, effective communication, and information technology. Management students will choose specialty tracks with the approval of their advisor and the management area faculty advisory council. 

Management students who choose the human resource management track usually are intending a career in human resource management. These students will have some courses dealing with general management as described for the Management Emphasis  but will also take courses in such specialized areas as employment and labor law and compensation and benefits.

  • Program Prerequisites: Most business and economics courses with numbers above 3000 require formal admission to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics and completion of ACTG 2010, ECON SS2010, ECON SS2020, IST TE2010, and QUAN 2600. These five courses are referred to collectively as “Business Foundations.” (Refer to John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Requirements.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: Candidates for the bachelor of science degree must complete all prerequisite and required business and economics courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. In addition, the cumulative major GPA, the bachelor GPA, and the overall university GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 62-63 of these are School requirements, 30 are required within the major, and the balance should be taken outside of the major. The required 40 upper-division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above) are included in the School and major requirements.


Advisement is strongly encouraged for all GSBE majors and minors. See more information on available advising resources.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for all business majors, minors, emphases and certificates. To be admitted, students must register for BSAD 2899 . Students may obtain information regarding admissions from the GSBE Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534 and/or the Department of Business Administration, WB 216, (801) 626-6075.

General Education

Refer to the University General Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Management Emphasis also will satisfy general education requirements: ENGL 2010 EN  (English Composition); MATH 1050 QL  (Quantitative Literacy); ECON 2010 SS  and ECON 2020 SS  (Social Science); and BTNY 1403 LS  (Life Science).

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