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Human Resource Management, B.A.

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: 36 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)  
or 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 (any foreign language 202G/2020 class) 4
  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  
or MGMT 2240 Business Calculus (3.0) 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
  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: 16 Credits
  Complete 12 credits of any foreign language course 1010, 1020, 2010 sequence 12
  MGMT 481R Internship (1.0) 3
  Complete any 1 credits numbered 1000 or higher   1

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 and specialization 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
Foreign Language 1010   4
Physical Science Distribution 3
Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
Biology Distribution 3
Foreign Language 1020   4
MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 College Algebra or College Algebra for Business 3
Elective   1
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Foreign Language 2010   4
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: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050  Ethics and Values 3
Foreign Language 202G Fulfills Humanities Distribution 4
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
MKTG 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
American Institutions 3
HR 3430 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 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
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MKTG 3890 Career Prep 3
MGMT 4860 Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation 4
HR 4010 Total Compensation II - Benefits 3
HR 4610 Workforce Planning and Staffing 3
MGMT 481R Internship (1.0) Approval needed by WSB Internship Coordinator 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: Non-WSB electives can be taken in any order  
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Management

Location:

WB 242

Telephone:

801-863-7296

Email:

management@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/management/

Chair:

David N McArthur

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Management supports and drives forward the Vision of the Woodbury School of Business (WSB), which is (that) “…(a)s a community-engaged school of business that integrates teaching and scholarship, we aspire to be a school of choice and a leader in student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, and innovative teaching.”

We do this, as do all departments in the WSB, through…

  • Quality instruction and student involvement
  • Faculty and student scholarship
  • Community outreach and engaged learning
  • Integration and application of knowledge
  • Social, ethical, cultural, and global literacy
 
 

Management

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for those trained in business management 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 business management 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, a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, 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 or a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Minor in Human Resource Management.

An Associate in Science Woodbury School of Business transfer degree is available for students planning to transfer to another college or university in Utah. (See the Woodbury School of Business section of the catalog for details on the AS degree.)

 
 

Hospitality Management

Program Coordinator: Doug Miller

Career Opportunities

The Hospitality Management program prepares graduates for employment in one of the fastest growing segments of the nation’s economy. The additions of several new convention centers in the state have dramatically increased the need for hotel and restaurant facilities. Students are marketable in a wide range of hospitality and tourism areas such as: hotel, resort, and motel management; event planning; restaurant and institutional food service; and a number of other areas such as cruise ship management, amusement park management, convention and visitor facilities, and gaming facilities.

The Hospitality Management program in the Woodbury School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, with an Emphasis in Hospitality Management. Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees are also offered.

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree offers the possibility for a student to choose one of four specializations: General Operations; Revenue Management; Food and Beverage Management (designed mainly for Culinary Arts AAS graduates); and Foreign Language Track (which provides 12-15 hours of language credit).

*See Culinary Arts Institute section of this catalog for program.

Programs

Four degrees are available: Associate in Applied Science; Associate in Science Degree; a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management; and Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Hospitality Management.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

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

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Jared Chapman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



B.A., Recreational Management & Youth Leadership, M.B.A., Ph.D., Applied Social Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Charles Cozzens(1998)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, M.B.A., Marriott School of Business Management, Brigham Young University; M.A., Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University.

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Vance Gough(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



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

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Tammy Huffman(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
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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Yang Huo(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



B.S., Business Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Hotel Administration, University of Nevada; Ph.D., Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Tech.

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Russ Johnson(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Management
Faculty



B.A., Communication, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., Internatoinal Management, Thunderbird Global School of Management.

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Bernd Kupka(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



B.A., Communication, University of Hawaii at Hilo; M.S., Corporate & Professional Communication, Radford University; Ph.D., Management, University of Otago.

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Susan Madsen(2002)

Professor

Department: Management
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Speech Communication Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Teaching, Exercise Science/Fitness, Portland State University; Ed.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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David McArthur(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
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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Douglas Miller(1996)

Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



B.S., Hospitality Management, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; M.B.A., Chaminade University; Ph.D., University of Utah.

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Patrick Milligan(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Management
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: Management
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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Jeffrey Peterson(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Family Science, M.B.A., Brigham Young University; M.S., Business, Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), University of Washington.

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Kevin Rhoads(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Marketing
Faculty

Department: Management

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

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Peter Robinson(2003)

Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Management
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

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

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Eugene Seeley(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
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: Management
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: Management
Faculty



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

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Jonathan Westover(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
Faculty



B.S., Sociology (emphasis in Research and Analysis, Business Minor, Korean Minor), M.P.A., Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University; M.S., Sociology, Ph.D. (ABD), Sociology, University of Utah.

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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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