Human Resource Management, B.B.A.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management prepares you to be the business, nonprofit, and government organizational specialists who respond to employee concerns, administer labor and employment laws, and design policies enabling organizations to achieve strategic goals.
A Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management emphasizes the management of relationships between employers and employees. The program uses cutting-edge concepts, case studies, real company projects, experiential projects and internships to prepare students for future leadership roles.
Areas of study include diversity and inclusion, recruiting and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employment law, and labor relations.
There is secondary admission to this program.
Why Study Human Resource Management at Grand Valley?
- The human resources faculty, with distinguished credentials and business expertise, work closely with students to establish career goals and select courses to achieve those goals.
- Current technology is integrated into courses by use of the Internet, e-commerce, and enterprise resource planning.
- Internships and mentorship programs are available, so students can earn money while gaining valuable business experience.
- There are valuable networking opportunities available with major corporations for internships and job placement.
- Take classes in the heart of the thriving business environment in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.
Location & Format
- Face To Face
Students take a variety of courses, such as:
- Compensation and benefits management
- Human resource management
- International human resource management
- Labor and employment law
- Organizational development
- Staffing and development
- The diversified workforce
- Strategic HR management
Combined Degree Programs
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Each year, the Seidman College of Business admits a select few students directly into the business college as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have a 26 or higher composite score on the ACT, or a score of 1240 and higher on the SAT, and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.
For students not admitted as first-year students, the Seidman College of Business's admission criteria require students to have
- completed at least 55 semester hours (junior status);
- achieved a 2.5 or higher overall GPA; and
- completed select courses with a 2.5 or higher combined GPA. Transfer student grades for comparable classes being transferred into Grand Valley will be used to calculate this combined GPA.
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“The human resource courses I took at Grand Valley created a solid foundation for furthering my education and career. With my premier education and HR work experience, I was considered highly marketable among Fortune 500 companies.”
MANAGEMENT ALUMNA STAFFING CONSULTANT, MICROSOFT