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Human Resource Management, B.S.

Requirements

The HRM program will provide students with practical and applied skills, experience in applying those skills, and a variety of intellectual tools to prepare them for HRM careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. The proposed classes, engaged pedagogy, and instructors will aim to prepare students for staffing organizations, setting and advising procedures for recruitment, interview, and placement. Additionally, students will be prepared for carrying out disciplinary action, tracking leave and absences, and ensuring the health, safety, and development of organizational employees. HR graduates will also be prepared to advise company management on labor law issues. 

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business  3
or An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit) 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 68 Credits
Business Foundation Courses (required for matriculation):  
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0)  3
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0)  3
  Business Computer Proficiency Exam  
or IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3.0) **  
  ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
  MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus (4.0)  
or MGMT 2240 Business Calculus 3
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication (Complete with B- grade or higher) 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
Business Core Courses:  
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance * 3
  LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  HR 4050 Human Resource Information Systems* 3
  MGMT 330G Survey of International Business  3
or MGMT 332G Cross-Cultural Communications for International Business (3.0)  
or ECON 305G International Economics (3.0)  
or MKTG 335G International Marketing (3.0)  
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  MKTG 3890 Career Preparation 3
  MGMT 4860 Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation * 4
or MGMT 4840 Management Consulting  (3.0)  
and MGMT 4835 Management Consulting Strategy Implementation  (1.0)  
  MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
Human Resource Management Core Requirements  
  HR 3430 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
  HR 3550 Organization Development  3
  HR 3570 Training and Development 3
  HR 4000 Total Compensation I--Pay and Incentives 3
  HR 4010 Total Compensation II--Benefits  3
  HR 4610 Workforce Planning and Staffing 3
Elective Requirements: 17 Credits
 Select 10 credits from the following: 10
  MGMT 481R Internship (Must be taken for 3 credits)  (1.0)  
  Any 3000-4000 level WSB courses  
 Select 7 credits of any non-Woodbury School of Business courses 7

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a "C-" in core courses.  
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global / Intercultural course.

NOTE: Students will be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credit until MATRICULATION is completed.

Footnote
* Courses with an asterisk (*) cannot be taken until student is matriculated.
** Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Elective non-WSB   6
Physical Science Distribution 3
Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
Biology Distribution 3
American Institutions   3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 College Algebra or College Algebra for Business 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
MGMT 2240 or MATH 1100 Business Quantitative Analysis or Intro to Calculus 3
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communications 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050  Ethics and Values 3
Humanities Distribution 3
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
MKTG 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
HR 3430 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
HR 4050 Human Resource Information Systems 3
LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
HR 3550 Organization Development 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 330G OR MGMT 332G or ECON 305G or MKTG 335G Survey of International Business or Cross-cultural Communications for International Business or International Economics or International Marketing 3
HR 3570 Training and Development 3
HR 4000 Total Compensation I – Pay and Incentives 3
Elective 1 From the list of optional classes) 4
Elective 2 From the list of optional classes) 4
  Semester total: 17
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 4860 Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation 4
HR 4010 Total Compensation II – Benefits 3
HR 4610 Workforce Planning and Staffing 3
MKTG 3890 Career Preparation 3
Elective 3 From the list of optional classes) 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: Non-WSB electives can be taken in any order  
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Strategic Management & Operations

Location:

WB 242

Telephone:

801-863-7144

Email:

management@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/management/

Chair:

David N McArthur

 
 

Students graduating from the Department of Strategic Management and Operations have many opportunities in private industry, government, and entrepreneurship fields. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered with emphases in entrepreneurship, international business, and general business. An Associate in Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree are also available.

Faculty in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations Department have real-world expertise they bring to the classroom. During their program of study, students serve an internship in business where they receive actual work experience during their training. Graduates of the UVU strategic management and operations program are well prepared to work in multiple aspects of business or to go on to graduate school for additional education.

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for those trained in strategic management and operations in private industry, government, and through entrepreneurship. Possible jobs in domestic and international businesses include agents, business managers, business executives, operations managers, health service administrators, human resources managers, job benefits and analysis specialists, management analysts, office managers, and purchasing managers.

Job Outlook

Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas; and the employment outlook is excellent. 

Programs

Students focusing on degrees in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management, an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management, an Associate in Science with a pre-major in Business, a Bachelor of Science or Certificate of Proficiency in Entrepreneurship, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in one of the following  three areas: General Business,Hospitality Management or International Business.

An Associate in Science Woodbury School of Business transfer degree is available for students planning to transfer to another college or university in Utah.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Cenk Caliskan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University; M.S., Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Kevin Castle(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



A.A., Korean Studies, B.S., Human Biology, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., International Marketing, Barrington University; M.I.M./M.B.A., International Management/Business, School of International Management; Ph.D. (ABD), International Management, Northcentral University.

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Mohammed El Saidi(2008)

Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.Sc., Applied Mathematics and Education, M.A., Applied Mathematics and Psychology, B.Sc., Pure Mathematics, The University of Tanta; M.Sc., Mathematical Statistics, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Memphis; Management Development Program Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

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Vance Gough(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, M.B.A., Business Administration/Management; Ed.D., Education, University of Calgary, Alberta.

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Mohsen Hamidi(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Dakota State University.

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Carolyn Hamilton(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mathematics, University of California.

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Tammy Huffman(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Management and Economics, Centre College of Kentucky; M.B.A., University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Kentucky.

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David McArthur(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy; M.B.A., International Business and Finance, M.A., International and Area Studies (emphasis in Asian Studies), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina.

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Gary Mercado(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Production Engineering, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia; M.B.A., McNeese State University; M.S., Ph.D., Applied Statistics, University of Alabama.

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Ronald Miller(2017)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Experimental Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Purdue University.

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Patrick Milligan(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University.

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James Mortensen(2013)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Business Administration, M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Kevin Rhoads(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Oklahoma.

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Peter Robinson(2003)

Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Psychology (emphasis in Organizational Psychology), Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Jennifer Schultz(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., Student Personal in HE, University of Georgia; M.B.A., Management, Our Lady of the Lake University; Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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Eugene Seeley(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management.

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Gregory Richard Smith(2015)

Visiting Professional in Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., International Business, University of South Carolina.

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H. Warmbier(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Wilhelm-Buchner Hochschule, Germany; M.B.A., Business, Utah Valley University.

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Careers

Careers:

Human Resource (HR) professionals are in higher demand than ever in the USA and in Utah. As a trained Human Resource Management (HRM) specialist, you will have the opportunity to impact people’s and organizations’ lives very directly. You will give people/employees a chance to make a life for themselves, improve their careers, and build a future for their families. In companies, you will plan, direct, and coordinate human resources activities and staff of organizations, impact company bottom lines, help build communities, and improve the economic climate in the State of Utah and beyond. Typical jobs in HRM are generalists, total compensation specialists, training & development specialists, HR information systems specialists, staffing/recruiting specialists, and legal compliance officers. With a UVU degree as a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in HRM, you will gain a competitive advantage in the job market through the practical acquisition of knowledge, skills, and professional connections in the HR field.

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