Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Go pro with a human resource management degree from UNT.
A Bachelor of Business Administration with a professional field in organizational behavior and human resource management gives you the skills to help an organization develop a competitive advantage by managing, employing, developing and implementing workplace policies, people and structures.

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Why Earn a Human Resources Management Degree?

The B.B.A. in Human Resource Management provides you with the skills and expertise needed to effectively manage the firm’s most important asset – its people. With functional knowledge of human behavior in the workplace and proficiency in the application of HR tools, our SHRM aligned curriculum prepares graduates to address the challenges of managing people in organizations, large and small.

As part of B.B.A. in Human Resource Management, you'll learn:

  • Employee relations skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • HR technology and applications
  • Evidenced-based decision making
  • Building intellectual capital
Marketable Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Role morality application
  • Key OBHR concept application
  • Business theory application

Human Resource Management Degree Highlights

Study abroad programs allow you to examine organizational behavior issues globally by visiting European industrial sites, experiencing Asian marketplaces and observing coffee harvests in Latin America.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business ranked 9th in Texas and 61st in the South by
UNT’s proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities. UNT is nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
With a student body of more than 8,000 students, the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business is one of the largest colleges of business in the nation. Prior to the BLB's construction the college occupied two buildings in their entirety and space in a third.
When you graduate from the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, you join a network of 50,000 alumni. More than 700 of our graduates are CEOs or presidents of organizations.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and contributes to the economic development of the region. Top-ranked programs include the nationally recognized logistics and supply chain management program and online M.B.A.

Career Outlook

In addition to traditional human resource positions in managing benefits and payroll, other career options include:

  • Compensation manager
  • Education or training manager
  • Equal employment opportunity officer
  • Human resource generalist
  • Industrial relations manager
  • Recruiter

Human Resource Management Degree Courses You Could Take

Human Resource Management (3 hrs)
Introduction to human resource management. Topics include workforce planning, selection and employment; job analysis and design; training and development; compensation and benefits; health, safety and security; and employee and labor relations.
Human Resource Information Systems and Analytics (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help equip students to excel in an increasingly data-driven HRM profession by providing them with foundational knowledge and skills in the appropriate and ethical use of data and HRIS (Human Resource Information System). The course will focus on concepts and issues associated with the management, analysis, and ethics around data.

The course will also address the strategies for determining the need for, implementation of, and assessment of an HRIS to support informed decision-making in HR. The course integrates a conceptual foundation of key HR areas including planning, talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, and reward systems with relevant data analysis and dissemination approaches to support data-driven decision-making in these areas.
Strategic Rewards and Performance Management (3 hrs)
Wage and salary administration in public and private organizations; determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures; total compensation systems; interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments, and employee satisfaction.
Workplace Health and Safety (3 hrs)
Problems of occupational safety and health (OSHA) workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, industrial security and environmental risk management.
Talent Acquisition and Management (3 hrs)
Recruitment, selection and placement of employees in an organization. Test validation and other selection techniques relative to EEO, ADA and AAP laws. Recruiting, selecting and placing a culturally diverse work force.
Strategic Human Resources (3 hrs)
Integrative course to prepare students to enter the human resources field as qualified professionals. Intensive review of the functional disciplines in the HR field are integral to the course. Students study and evaluate theories of human resources management; engage in practical applications of theory through participation with employers engaged in solving HR problems within their workplace or identifying HR needs; explore the pragmatic implications of the professional human resource certification process and what it means for HR professionals in the global economy during the 21st century; and demonstrate integrative knowledge of HR functions relative to each other and to other functional areas within an organization.

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