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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in Human Resource Management

The program provides the academic foundation for careers concerned with activities related to creating and sustaining the competitive advantage of organizations through the effective management of human capital. This area of study is concerned with both the strategic and current day-to-day activities in areas such as performance management, human resource planning and information systems, recruitment and staffing, training and employee development, compensation and benefits and union-management relations in an environment that changes rapidly due to competition, globalization, diversity, technology and laws. The program qualifies graduates for positions in private sector, non-profit and public sector organizations.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements33
Of the 51 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 001B. Composition 2C33
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements
Complete one course from:
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirement of the Major61
Core Courses43
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business3
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS3 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
BUS3 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements18
Required Courses15
Must achieve grades of "C-" or better in all of the following five required courses
BUS3 150. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management3
BUS3 154. Workforces Planning, Staffing and Training3
BUS3 157. Legal Issues in Human Resource Management3
BUS3 158. Compensation and Reward Systems3
BUS3 159. Senior Seminar in Human Resource Management3
Additional Courses3
Must achieve grades of "C-" or better in the courses listed below
Complete one course from:
BUS3 151. Labor Relations3
BUS3 152. Human Resource Information Systems3
BUS3 153. Management of Diversity3
BUS3 155. Performance Management and Development3
BUS3 156. International Issues in Human Resource Management3
University Electives7

Total Units:120