School: Business
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

The Business Administration major with Human Resource Management Emphasis balances theoretical instruction with practical, hands-on experiences. Warner Pacific Business graduates with the Human Resource Management emphasis integrate the theoretical foundation of human resource management with practical business and leadership applications. Students will be prepared for a variety of rewarding careers including: Human Resource specialist, Human Resource management, administrative services manager, labor relations specialist, compensation and benefits manager, and training and development manager, among others. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding multicultural perspectives and ethics in a worldview context. As a part of this degree, students will prepare for one of the applicable HR certifications as part of their final capstone.

A minor is also available in Human Resource Management.


B.S. in Business Administration, Human Resource Management
Program Requirements: 54 credits: 22 credits in residence, 28 credits total upper division.

Prerequisites: 6 credits
BUS 223 | Introduction to Microsoft Office | 3 credits
MA 111 or MA 242 | College Algebra or Introduction to Statistics (or higher level math) | 3 credits

Major in Business Requirements: 30 credits
BUS 120 | Introduction to Business and Personal Finance | 3 credits
BUS 195 | Internship Preparation | 2 credits
BUS 211 | Financial Accounting | 3 credits
BUS 290 | Ethics, Social Issues, and Responsibility | 3 credits
BUS 303 | Business and Employment Law | 3 credits
BUS 310 | Management Theory and Practice | 3 credits
BUS 319 | Intro to Human Resource Management | 3 credits
BUS 394 | Research Methods and Applied Statistics | 3 credits
BUS 495 | Internship | 1-6 credits
EC 203 | Economics | 3 credits
MKTG 242 | Marketing | 3 credits

Emphasis in Human Resource Management Requirements: 18 credits
BUS 318 | Performance Management, Strategy, and Change | 3 credits**
BUS 327 | Employee Training and Development | 3 credits**
BUS 329 | Cross-Cultural Communication, Staffing, and Recruitment | 3 credits**
BUS 330 | Workplace Compensation | 3 credits**
BUS 460 | Employee Benefits | 3 credits**
BUS 497 | HR Capstone | 3 credits**
**The Human Resource Management courses are offered through the PGS program, and are taught online in an accelerated, 5-week format. Please consult with your Advisor for additional information.

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration major with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in the key concepts and methods of inquiry associated with Business.
  • Proficiency in the use of quantitative tools used to make good business decisions.
  • Critical thinking through evidence-based arguments associated with the various areas
    of Business practice.
  • An ability to produce work that integrates concepts and methods associated with the
    disciplines of Business.
  • Proficiency associated with Microsoft Office and other associated Business Systems.
  • Communication fluency via written and oral presentation assignments.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the core functions in human resource field which includes, staffing, employee, benefits, training & development, and technology. Students will be prepared to enter a successful career in human resource field.
  • Integrate an understanding of factors that impact human resource decision-making including understand the theoretical framework of leadership, HR management principles and how to apply the concepts in the workplace.
  • Proficiency of the basic concepts of professional demeanor, problem-solving leadership, human behavior, communication, administration, and technology to engage ethically and with integrity within a constantly changing world.
  • Proficiency in the broad business perspective competencies of strategic and critical thinking, industry and sector perspectives, management, legal and regulatory environment, marketing and leveraging technology business.
  • Fundamental knowledge and integration of cultural competence of diverse world issues, developing the students’ ability to network and collaborate more effectively and increasing the holistic growth of the students’ multicultural and communication skills; this may include professional growth to support current and future workforce challenges.

Minor in Human Resource Management
18 credits: 12 credits in residence, 12 credits upper division.

BUS 318** | Performance Management, Strategy & Change | 3 credits
BUS 319 | Introduction to Human Resource Management | 3 credits
BUS 327** | Employee Training & Development | 3 credits
BUS 329** | Cross-Cultural Communication, Staffing & Recruitment | 3 credits
BUS 330** | Components of Workplace Compensation | 3 credits
BUS 460** | Fundamentals of Employee Benefits | 3 credits
** Courses offered in collaboration with the PGS program. These courses are typically offered in an accelerated, 5-week online format. Please consult with your Advisor for additional information.