Human Resource Management

Business Administration - Human Resource Management

Business Administration LogoEvery business is only as strong as the people who work for it, and in the Human Resource Management concentration of our Business Administration program, you'll develop the skills to hire, train, recruit, and administer human resources. 

With course work focusing on management, interviewing, placement, needs assessment, planning, compensation and benefits, and training techniques, you will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.


Courses for this A.A.S. degree program are offered day, online and/or hybrid. Courses for this program are offered in 8-week and/or 16-week terms.

First Year: Fall Semester (14 Semester Hours Credit)

  • ACA 111 - College Student Success
  • BUS 110 - Introduction to Business
  • BUS 153 - Human Resource Management
  • CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers
  • CTS 135 - Integrated Software Intro

First Year: Spring Semester (18 Semester Hours Credit)

  • BUS 115 - Business Law I (1st 8 Weeks)
  • BUS 116 - Business Law II (2nd 8 Weeks)
  • BUS 137 - Principles of Management
  • ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry (1st 8 Weeks)
  • ENG 114 - Professional Research & Reporting (2nd 8 Weeks)
  • MKT 120 - Principles of Marketing

First Year: Summer Session (9 Semester Hours Credit)

  • BUS 217 - Employment Law and Regs
  • BUS 234 - Training and Development
  • MAT 110 - Math Measurement & Literacy

Second Year: Fall Semester (14 Semester Hours Credit)

  • ACC 120 - Prin of Financial Accounting (1st 8 Weeks)
  • ACC 121 - Prin of Managerial Accounting (2nd 8 Weeks)
  • BUS 256 - Recruit, Selection, & Per Plan
  • ECO 25* - Prin of Micro (or) Macro economics* (choose one)

Second Year: Spring Semester (12 Semester Hours Credit)

  • BUS 258 - Compensation & Benefits
  • BUS 259 - HRM Applications
  • --- Humanities/Fine Arts
  • --- Social/Behavioral Science
*Students can take either ECO 251 - Prin of Microeconomics or ECO 252 - Prin of Macroeconomics.

Total Semester Hours Credit: 67

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives (choose one)

Social/Behavioral Arts Electives (choose one)

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration: Human Resource Management Concentration program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting law, management, marketing, and computer applications.
  • Apply accepted human resource management practices to solve problems.
  • Use effective oral and written communication in the business environment.

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. To effectively train business administration professionals, the performance of certain functions is incorporated throughout the program. Faculty and students are required to demonstrate proficiency of these functions in the Business Administration program. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems, and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment. For example, making a good decision about the most appropriate target market for a new product.
  2. Interpersonal Skills: interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with co-workers and clients, function and contribute as part of a team, to be accountable for self and others, and maintain appropriate hygiene for an office environment. For example, the ability to interact effectively with other members on a team project.
  3. Communication Skills: speak English, write English, listen and comprehend written and spoken words, and communicate information and ideas so others will understand. For example, the ability to communicate problems in completing a project with an instructor.
  4. Mobility: mobility that is appropriate for an office or classroom setting is needed. For example, mobile enough to sit and stand repeatedly in an office setting.
  5. Motor Skills: motor skills sufficient to be able to sit for extended periods of time. For example, as needed for computer work/keyboarding
  6. Hearing: hearing ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). For example, being able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.
  7. Visual: visual ability to see with normal or corrected vision, tolerate working indoors in artificial light and the glare of computer screens. For example, the ability to look at a computer screen for long periods of time.
  8. Tactile: ability to perform physical activities that require use of hands and arms. For example, possessing finger and manual dexterity necessary to manipulate computer and other office equipment.
  9. Weight-Bearing: none.
  10. Cognitive: cognitive ability to use logic and reason, attention to detail, and short-term and long-term memory skills. For example, the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester.

Randolph Community College is an ADA compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.

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Erin Palmer
Instructor, Business Administration

Sharon Spencer
Instructor, Business Administration