BBA Human Resource Management Concentration

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 206-6712
Office Location: UHB 4060

The goal of the B.B.A. with a concentration in HRM is to prepare students for careers in HRM. Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop:

  1. Knowledge of HR’s strategic role in organizations

  2. An understanding of employment law, including its role in HR compliance and labor relations

  3. An understanding of all aspects of talent management, including job analysis and design, workforce planning and staffing, compensation and benefits, performance management, career planning and training, and employee and organizational development

  4. Knowledge of human resource information systems, data analytics and HR metrics

  5. To develop the data analytic skills required to make informed HR decision-making

  6. An understanding of HR’s role in workplace health, safety, security and change management

  7. The ability to manage a diverse and global workforce


New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals. Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student. Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Advising - College of Business and Management for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals. CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.

Grading Policy

The Human Resource Management Concentration has minimum grade requirements as noted and outlined below. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.

All majors in CBM require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, and statistics.  Several of these courses also fulfill UIS general education requirements. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:


College Foundation Requirements: 1
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACC 311Administrative Uses of Accounting 24
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MAT 121 Applied Statistics
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 315Economics for Administration 24
College Core Requirements 3
The College Core is required for all undergraduate CBM students.
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society3
FIN 302Principles of Financial Management3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 330Business and Managerial Communication3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 43
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MIS 376Business Analytics3
Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements 5
BUS/MGT 471Human Resources Planning and Staffing3
BUS/MGT 472Compensation and Benefit Strategies3
BUS/MGT 473Employee Appraisal and Development3
MGT 431Human Resource Management3
MGT 475Human Resource Analytics3
Total Hours53-57
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) - 10 hours 6