School: Business
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person | Online


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.

Cohort Study Curriculum


Degree Residency: 41 semester credits

All courses are three credits and five weeks

BUS 223A | Intro to MS Office/Excel
ILR 300A | Adv Information Literacy & Research Prerequisite: EN 111A
BUS 301A | Management & Leadership: From Theory to Practice
BUS 303A | Business & Employment Law
HUM 310A | Faith, Living and Learning Prerequisite: EN 111A, 112A
BUS 318A | Performance Management, Strategy & Change
BUS 319A | Intro to Human Resource Management
REL 320A | Spirituality, Character & ServicePrerequisite: EN 111A, 112A
BUS 321A | Organizational Behavior & Design
BUS 327A | Employee Training & Development
BUS 329A | Cross-Cultural Communication, Staffing & Recruitment
BUS 330A | Components of Workplace Compensation
BUS 340A | Marketing for Managers
BUS 375A | Human Resource Information & Technology
BUS 378A | HR Analytics Prerequisites: BUS 107A, 223A
BUS 460A | Fundamentals of Employee Benefits
BUS 462A | HR Finance & Budgeting Prerequisites: BUS 107A, 223A
BUS 497A | HR Capstone

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful complete of the HR Management major, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Student outcomes are also measured in light of the university’s core themes.


Our Business Department faculty would love to hear from you.

Dr. Donisha Reynolds, Ed.d., MEd, MBA
Adjunct Professor of Human Resources & Business
Human Resource Management Programs Lead

Human Resource Management:

Multnomah Country College to County Program
Oregon Employment Department
Portland Public Schools
US Bank
Volunteers of America Oregon

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