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Human Resource Management Concentration - Business Administration Major

We mean business at Grand View. Our Human Resource Management program will prepare you for a successful career in a wide variety of industries and professions...and our internship program is second to none! Being in the heart of Des Moines means access to valuable internships that will put you a step ahead in the job market.

The major in Business Administration: Human Resource Management Concentration is designed to develop skills in the management functions of strategic and human resource planning, compensation, recruitment, training and development, career planning, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, and collective bargaining.

As the business environment faced by companies, large and small, becomes increasingly competitive and complex, management philosophy has changed from one of asset management to one of human resource management. Still encompassing all of the traditional aspects of personnel and industrial relations, the role of the Human Resource (HR) Manager has vastly expanded. Human Resource Management now includes many integral organizational functions not previously considered within this scope of personnel or industrial relations. Among these are joining the strategic planning team in the formulation of strategic business decisions, and acting as both a catalyst and stabilizer to ensure the integrity and continuous development of the organization through its human resources.

Why Grand View?

  • Personal attention from faculty with real world business experience and expertise
  • Powerful internship program to gain real world experience
  • Rigorous academic preparation
  • Ability to customize your degree to fit your career goals
  • Available completely online!
Career Options

Many job opportunities exist for human resource management degree holders. Possible job titles include:

  • Training & Development Manager
  • Nonprofit HR Professional
  • HR IT Recruiting Specialist
  • Global HR Specialist
  • Exectuive Recruiter
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • HR Assistant
  • Payroll Specialist
  • HR Generalist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Director of Human Resources
  • VP of Human Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

Course Requirements


These courses will not be counted in computing the GPA for the major. 

ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3 credits
BSAD 145 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 credits
ECON 101 Principles of Macro Economics 3 credits
MATH 116 Finite Mathematics 3 credits

Requirements (48 credits)

ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BSAD 310 Principles of Management 3 credits
BSAD 311 Operations Management 3 credits
BSAD 315 Marketing 3 credits
BSAD 340 Business Law I 3 credits
BSAD 352 Corporate Finance 3 credits
BSAD 399 Internship 3 credits
BSAD 450 Business Capstone Seminar 3 credits
ECON 102 Principles of Micro Economics 3 credits
ENGL 309 Writing for Business 3 credits
STAT 241
BSAD 239
Principles of Statistics
Statistics for Social Sciences
4 credits
3 credits

Human Resource Management Concentration (15 hours)

BSAD 375 Human Resource Management 3 credits
BSAD 377 Staffing, Training and Development 3 credits
BSAD 407 Compensation and Benefits 3 credits
BSAD 408 Employment Law and Labor Relations 3 credits
BSAD 410 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
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Job Growth Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median national annual salary for a human resources manager is $106,910. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors.

The BLS reports that the top 10 percent of those in human resources management earned $193,550, while HR specialists and recruiters earned a median salary of $59,180, and compensation and benefits managers earned a median salary of $116,240.

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Is there a demand for this career?

Demand for human resources professionals is, on average, higher than the national job growth average for all other professions. The BLS reports that HR jobs opportunities should be best in the management of companies and enterprises.

Take a look at the job growth projections predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics over the next decade:

  • Human Resources Managers — 9 percent, a little faster than average
  • Human Resources Specialists — 7 percent, as fast as average
  • Training and Development Managers — 10 percent, faster than average

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Named after college benefactor and former Maytag CEO, Daniel J. Krumm, this academic building houses general-purpose classrooms for business students, a large lecture hall, computer lab for all students, and faculty/staff offices.The university's information technology department is also based out of the Krumm Center.

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