The Department of Management and Human Resource Management

The faculty in this department assist students in achieving degrees in three different registered areas:

Through these programs, students will develop analytical, management, communication and quantitative skills, increase understanding of both foundational and advanced principles and disciplinary methods to support their career or personal goals and aspirations as, together with a faculty mentor, they create a program to meet their specific needs and goals.

Why choose a degree in management or human resource management?

The practical skills and breadth of knowledge you obtain through your degree in management or human resource management can prepare you for:

  • Entry into or advancement in management or human resource management positions.
  • Graduate school
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Labor relations

Note: The Associate of Science degree provides a foundation in the core business areas (e.g., accounting, economics, management) as preparation for further study. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees allow you to develop a full concentration within a business field. The key difference between the two bachelor's degrees is that the B.S. requires more credits in the Liberal Studies component (e.g., humanities, social sciences). The majority of students pursue B.S. degrees, particularly if they are thinking about earning a graduate degree in the future.

Nondegree Students

Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students. Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for college-level study, stay current in your field or improve your job skills.

Undergraduate Certificates

We also offer four significant certificate programs:

Certificate programs help the student develop a concentrated set of learning and skills in a chosen area. The certificates can stand alone or be incorporated into a formal degree program. While requirements vary, the student will usually complete four or more courses that provide foundational and advanced learning in the topic.