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Business Administration - Human Resources

Curriculum Description

Business Administration

Career Cluster:   Business Management & Administration, Finance, Government & Public Administration, and Marketing

Pathway:            Business Administration

Program Major    Business Administration

Pathway Description

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making. Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 52.0201
Day, Evening, Online
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
BUS 217 Employment Law and Regs 3 0 0 3
BUS 255 Org Behavior in Business 3 0 0 3
  Total: 9 0 0 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
BUS 234 Training and Development 3 0 0 3
BUS 257 Testing and Assessment 3 0 0 3
  Total: 9 0 0 9

Total Credit Hours: 18

Additional Information

Human Resources is a certificate under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This certificate is designed to meet the demands of business and service agencies with development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources.

Course work includes studies in management, interviewing, placement, needs assessment, and training techniques. Also included are topics such as people skills, learning approaches, skills building, and development of instructional and training materials.

Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.