Human Resource Management - B.B.A.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates


About this program

Human Resource Management - B.B.A.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management prepares students for leadership positions in human resource departments, including the ability to establish and advance organizational policies and guidelines and to utilize the tools and techniques for developing transformational work environments.

Students learn about employee relations; human resource planning; training and development; performance management; compensation and benefits; global human resource management; staffing, analyzing and designing jobs; strategic human resource management; human resource management analytics; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Graduates are prepared to become business leaders equipped with the ability to identify, analyze and solve complex human resource and management issues.

Admission requirements

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Exploring Business
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Composition

Kent Core Composition

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Principles of Microeconomics (KSS) or Intuitive Calculus (KMCR) or Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (KMCR)
  • Introduction to Professional Development

Kent Core Composition

Kent Core Fine Arts

Semester Three

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (KSS)
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Principles of Management

Kent Core Basic Sciences

Semester Four

  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Professional Development
  • Business Analytics I
  • Principles of Marketing

Kent Core Humanities

Semester Five

  • Business Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management

Kent Core Basic Sciences

Kent Core Social Sciences

Semester Six

Required: minimum overall 2.500 GPA

  • Human Resource Analytics and Erp Systems
  • Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations

Major Elective

General Electives

Semester Seven

Required: minimum overall 2.500 GPA

  • Developing and Training Human Resources in Organizations
  • Staffing Human Resources
  • Performance Management and Compensation Systems

Semester Eight

  • Global Human Resource Management (WIC)
  • Business Experience and Internship in Human Resource Management (ELR) or Human Resource Business Consulting and Projects (ELR)
  • cIntegrated Business Policy and Strategy

General Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.



  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year



The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), International

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective human resource management and leadership ability when presented with a human resource-related dilemma or opportunity.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the roles of analytics and ERP systems in making human resource management business decisions.
  3. Identify and analyze global human resource concerns that affect business decisions.
  4. Create and communicate value for all stakeholders in the organization.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of legal issues related to human resource management.

Graduates of all Bachelor of Business Administration programs will be able to:

  1. Recall strategic frameworks that are used to make business decisions.
  2. Perform basic calculations using quantitative tools that are used to support business decisions.
  3. Articulate and deliberate their ideas in writing.
  4. Articulate and deliberate their ideas orally.
  5. Identify ethical dilemmas and stakeholders.
  6. Recommend alternatives and consequences and choose a reasoned conclusion from the alternatives given.
  7. Identify global factors in making a business decision.
  8. Analyze global factors in making a business decision.

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