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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)  
Complete one of the following:   3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
  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
  My Educator*  
or IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3.0) *  
or IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications (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 12 credits from the following: 12
  MGMT 481R Internship (Must be taken for 3 credits)  (1.0)  
  HR 3530 Employment and Labor Law (3.0)  
  HR 495R Advanced Topics in Strategic Human Resource Management (1.0)  
  Any 3000-4000 level WSB courses  
 Select 5 credits of any non-Woodbury School of Business courses 5

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
* Students are required to complete My Educator, IM 2010, or IM 2600 with a score of 80 percent or higher.
** Cannot be taken until student is matriculated.

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 1050/1055/ 1090 College Algebra/College Algebra with Preliminaries/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:

Organizational Leadership

Location:

WB 146W

Telephone:

801-863-8134

Email:

organizationalleadership@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/management/

Chair:

Jeff Peterson

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Organizational Leadership 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
 
 

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 tracks: General Operations; Revenue Management, Sales, and Event Planning.

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.

 
 

Human Resource Management

Program Coordinator: Jonathan Westover

Career Opportunities

The Human Resource Management program prepares graduates for employment in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation’s economy. The State of Utah has designated what it characterizes as “Five Star” occupations—those that will have the highest growth in demand for new job openings over the next decade, one of which is Administrative Services Managers (of which HR managers are one group). Additionally, the US Department of Labor Statistics estimates that the job growth outlook for HR managers for the years from 2012 to 2022 is 13%.

In addition to the growth in HR employment, the quality of HR services is also a severe concern for many organizations. Currently, many HR departments lack crucial skills necessary for success. The Human Resource Management program will prepare students with a future-oriented, comprehensive HR education to be able to immediately contribute to the strategic goals of their prospective employers.

Programs

The Human Resource Management program in the Woodbury School of Business offers both a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, as well as a Human Resource Management minor.

 
 

Legal Studies

Program Coordinator: Teresa Conaway

Career Opportunities

For those trained as legal professionals, many rewarding opportunities exist for employment as law clerks, paralegals, legal assistants, litigation specialists, court clerks and other professions. In addition to traditional law firms, business and government at all levels hire legal professionals to meet their ever expanding law- related needs. All levels of local, state and federal government, banks, insurance companies, title companies, mortgage companies, law libraries, courts, legal service/legal aid offices, legal clinics, and law departments of special interest groups or associations readily employ non-attorney legal professionals, typically working under the supervision of attorneys. 

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The Minor is not approved by the American Bar Association and is not intended to prepare students to work as Paralegals.

Programs

Legal Studies students may receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Studies, Associate in Applied Science in Legal Studies, an Associate in Science in Legal Studies, or a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. These programs are all approved by the American Bar Association.

Admission Requirements

In addition to applying for admission to Utah Valley University, Legal Studies students must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Submit Compass Test scores to a Woodbury School of Business advisor for evaluation. Applicants who score below the required level must register for additional courses in English, reading and/or math.
  • Meet with a Woodbury School of Business advisor.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education or an internship is required for Legal Studies students. A total of eight credits may be applied toward graduation.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

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

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Marc Brown(2014)

Professional in Residence

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



A.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; B.A., Management, M.B.A., Finance & Accounting, University of Utah;

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Jared Chapman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
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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Teresa Conaway(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, Pikeville College; M.S., Information Systems, University of Tennessee; M.Ed., Student Personnel in Higher Education, Virginia Tech; JD, Law, Penn State.

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Yang Huo(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
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: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



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

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Bernd Kupka(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
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: Organizational Leadership
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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Douglas Miller(1996)

Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



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

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Jeffrey Peterson(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

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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Scott Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, M.B.A., Business, J.D., Law, Brigham Young University.

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Jonathan Westover(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
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., Sociology, University of Utah.

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Sharon Yamen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Anthropology, State University of New York; J.D., Hofstra 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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