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

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 across all foundation courses. Students must earn a minimum of C- in all college core courses (except MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 ( a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted). A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses is also required.


The BBA degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience (IPL 300) or an individual project (IPL 301). Students in the BBA are encouraged to complete six hours of Internship. Internship hours will be used to fulfill the Engagement Experience ECCE category.  Students must complete course work in at least one of the other ECCE categories including U.S. Communities and Global Awareness. The one-hour UNI 301 speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement (10 Total ECCE hours required)

  • Only in extremely exceptional cases, using a Student Petition with appropriate CBM approvals may students request to replace the three-hour internship requirement and substitute an alternative ECCE course.
  • Credit for Prior Learning (IPL 305) may not be used by CBM students to fulfill degree requirements.


College Foundation Requirements:
Junior or Senior standing required to enroll in ACC 311 and ECO 315.
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
or ACC 311 Administrative Uses of Accounting
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
or ECO 315 Economics for Administration
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MAT 121 Applied Statistics
Total Hours11-15
College Core Requirements
The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management
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 13
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MIS 376Business Analytics3
Total Hours27
Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements 2
BUS/MGT 471Human Resources Planning and Staffing3
BUS/MGT 472Compensation and Benefit Strategies3
BUS/MGT 473Employee Appraisal and Development3
MGT 431Human Resource Management3
MGT 475People Analytics3
Total Hours15
Other Graduateion Requirments
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 10

Prerequisites: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student's last semester.


College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill these requirements