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Bachelor of Business Adminstration

Online BBA in Human Resource Management

R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business

Overview

Can you see yourself working with people from various cultural backgrounds, levels of education, and experience? Human resource managers play a vital role in ensuring that organizations and their employees are reaching their highest potential.

Take the next step. 

FIU Online offers a Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resource Management track to prepare for a career in HR. Your coursework will provide the foundation in how to attract the most qualified employees, matching people to the jobs for which they are best suited, compensation and benefits, training and development, collective bargaining, employment law, and human resource management information systems.

Why Apply?

Earn your BBA – Human Resource Management fully online and gain a broad overview of organizational management. It offers a flexible program of courses that emphasizes the most current knowledge in the profession. Prepare for a great career in human resources with confidence, knowing that FIU's online program fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Degree Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you should be able to independently:

  • Develop and apply HR planning, recruitment, and selection practices that conform to commonly accepted professional standards and are legally sustainable.
  • Develop and apply training needs analysis, instructional objectives, training program design that fully utilizes multimedia capabilities, and training evaluation practices so that training has a positive return on investment (ROI) for the business.
  • Develop and apply performance appraisal forms and corrective performance management actions including feedback and disciplinary measures,
  • Develop and apply compensation, benefit, and reward systems that facilitate the attraction, development, and retention of a high-performance workforce. .
  • Develop and apply labor-management practices that foster a productive work environment..
  • Develop and apply HR information systems (HRIS) that support effective decision-making in all HR areas.

Industry Statistics

In today's ever-changing business environment, there's a growing demand for HR specialists. Recruiting, hiring and retaining top-level talent is a key competitive advantage. More than ever, many HR roles are focused equally on contributing strategically and functionally to manage the organization’s talent. This is expected to be a rapid-growth field as the workplace continues to evolve with new ways of working, including telecommuting, shared jobs, and project teams that may be based anywhere in the world. In 2013, Money included HR specialists in its list of 100 Best Business Jobs. Employment of human resource specialists is expected to grow 21 percent between 2010 and 2020. In 2010, the median annual wage of human resource specialists was $52,690. (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Courses

A total of 120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management. Students must complete 60 credit hours of lower division course work (including the business pre-core courses) and 60 credit hours of upper division course work divided between business core courses and a combination of major courses and electives.

Pre-core courses

To smoothly progress to junior and senior level courses in the College of Business, you must complete all business pre-core requirements listed below (21 Credit Hours):

  • Principles of Macroeconomics ECO2013
  • Principles of Microeconomics ECO2023
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business OR CGS2060-Introduction to Microcomputers CGS2100
  • Accounting for Decisions ACG2021
  • Accounting for Planning and Control ACG3301
  • Statistics for Business and Economics STA2023
  • Calculus for Business MAC 2233

Business Core Courses

The Bachelor of Business Administration program requires students to complete the upper division business core courses listed below (27 Credit Hours):

Advanced Communication for Business COM 3150
Advanced communication course that emphasizes the identification of communication situations specific to business and the professions. Analysis of variables related to advanced business communication.

Application of Quantitative Methods in Business QMB 3200
Inference and modeling for business decisions under uncertainty. Topics covered include survey sampling, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for mean(s), variance(s), and proportion(s), chi- square test for independence and goodness of fit, correlation, linear regression, time series, and analysis of variance. Use of computer packages to solve real business problems.

Financial Management FIN 3403
A study of financial decision making in the corporate form of enterprise. An analysis of the sources and uses of funds. Emphasis is placed on working capital management; capital budgeting techniques; short and long term financing; and capital structure and the value of the firm.

Introduction to Information Systems CGS 3300
Survey major information systems (I.S.) problems in organizations. Brief study of basic computer concepts; I.S. development cycle; relation of I.S. and decision-making; microcomputer database, spreadsheet and word-processing business applications.

Legal Environment of Business BUL 4310
The course includes issues such as: Contracts, Torts, Legal/Political/Economic aspects of Ethics and the Law, U.C.C., Antitrust Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law, Securities Law, and International Business Law topics.

Introduction to Marketing MAR 3023
A descriptive study emphasizing the functions and institutions common to marketing systems.

Operations Management MAN 4504
Concepts in design, analysis, and control of operating systems. Facility location and layout, work standards, maintenance, quality control, MRP, planning and scheduling applied to production and service systems.

Organization and Management MAN 3025
An analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in the context of socio-technical systems. Individual, group, intergroup, and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied, as are pertinent techniques of manpower management.

Strategic Management MAN 4720
Capstone integration of real organizational situations. Decision making applied to business/corporate level strategy concepts, firm performance and global citizenship.

Major Courses

Students are required to complete the upper division major courses below (21 Credit Hours):

Human Resource Management MAN4301
Attention is focused on the theory and practice of modern personnel management as related to other management functions. Topics include: selection; training; job and performance evaluation; and incentive schemes. Special attention is given to human resource management and development at various organizational levels.

Recruitment and Staffing MAN4320
In–depth study of the personnel staffing function. Includes an analysis of objectives, techniques, and procedures for forecasting manpower needs, recruiting candidates, and selecting employees.

Human Resource Information Systems MAN4322
A survey of personnel reporting requirements; assessment of information needs; manpower planning; and development of integrated personnel systems.

Compensation and Benefits MAN4330
Presents the theories and techniques used by management in the areas of work measurement, wage incentives, and job evaluation.

Training and Development MAN4350
Corporate training functions. Needs analysis; content design/delivery. Expatriate orientation. Globalization: training in multicultural/diverse contexts. Management development. Presentation skills.

Union-Management Relations MAN4410
Examination of current issues and problems facing unions and management, with emphasis on unfair labor practices, contract administration, and arbitration.

Students may choose one of the two courses below (3 credits):

  • Managing Diversity MAN 4102
  • International Human Resources MAN 4610

Electives

Management & International Business Electives/Business Electives (12 Credit Hours):

Students must take two Management/IB Electives and any two Business 3000-4000 level electives. Students are advised to consult with their academic advisor for a list of approved electives.

Requirements

To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.


FIU Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.

Steps to Apply

Freshman Students

 Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.

Transfer Students

Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

International Students

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

  1. Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
  2. NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.
  3. If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Students entering FIU as freshman or as a transfer student with less than 30 credits:
    You are considered a freshman when you have earned less than 13 college credits since your high school graduation.  Credits earned in Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs do not affect your freshman status.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.50

Admission Documents

To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:


Florida International University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P.O. Box 659003

Miami, FL 33265-9003

USA



FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

*Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

Tuition

Tuition Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

Students enrolled in a fully online bachelor’s degree program at FIU will not be charged many of the fees applicable to on-campus students, saving fully online student hundreds of dollars per semester. Please note fully online students do not have free access to FIU’s on-campus resources such as: computer labs, sporting events, recreational facilities, parking, etc.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $130.42
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $105.07, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$391.26 $782.52 $1,173.78 $1,565.04
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$638.13
TOTAL COST:
$1,276.26
TOTAL COST:
$1,914.39
TOTAL COST:
$2,552.52

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida non Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $247.48
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $216.56, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Out-of-State Financial Fee ($5.57), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$742.44 $1,484.88 $2,227.32 $2,969.76
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$989.31
TOTAL COST:
$1,978.62
TOTAL COST:
$2,967.93
TOTAL COST:
$3,957.24

*Total tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to change. Other costs such as lab fees, proctored exam fees, books, supplies and other materials are not included in this calculation.

Top Faculty

MAry Glinow

Mary Ann Von Glinow
Dr. Von Glinow is the Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management and director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Florida International University. She has authored over 100 journal articles and 11 books on her areas of interest, which include globally distributed work and organizational behavior. She heads an international consortium of researchers delving into “Best International Human Resource Management Practices” and has received an NSF grant to study globally distributed work. 

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