Bachelor of Science in Business with concentration in Human Resource ManagementBachelor of Science
Virginia Commonwealth University
The concentration in human resource management gives students a broad overview of the knowledge base and applications used by professionals in the field. Students receive exposure to a wide range of topics reflecting the body of knowledge recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards for coursework in HR.. After graduation, students are prepared for employment in the public or private sector as human resource management generalists or as specialists in human resource management functions such as recruiting, compensation management or benefits administration.
Program Requirement Notes
Business Foundation requirements must be completed prior to entering this program via a change of major request.
Program Credit Requirements
If you wish to see how your credits may apply, you can:
- Contact the institution where a staff member can help you map your credits to the requirements for this program.
- View the program requirements listed in the institution's catalog.
Applicable Admissions Agreements
You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center
Key Program Guidance
|Transfer Guidance Element||What You Need to Know|
|Transfer Student Catalog Year||Catalog year is determined by the student's first semester of attendance at VCU.|
|What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?|
|Associate Transfer Degree Completion||Students who earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts & Sciences, Associate of Science, or General Education Certificate from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College may be eligible to participate in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Students with one of these degrees may also be eligible to have the majority of their general education requirements waived.
Students who have successfully completed the appropriate courses and earned the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration should enter VCU as juniors, prepared to enter the Advanced Business Program portion of this degree.
|Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS||Students who have successfully completed the appropriate courses and earned the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration should enter VCU as juniors, prepared to enter the Advanced Business Program portion of this degree.|
|Credit for Prior Learning||http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-study/admission-university/additional-sources-of-credit/|
|Is This Degree Right For Me?|
|Is This College Right For Me?||VCU is a large, research-driven institution nestled on two campuses in downtown Richmond, Virginia, offering a vast array of degree programs from arts to dental hygiene to engineering to education. VCU students have access to hundreds of student organizations, which is a great way to connect with others whether or not you choose to live in one of our many on-campus residence halls. Take advantage of VCU's location with access to the James River and its park system, internship and job opportunities, community engagement, and interstates to travel to the beach, the mountains, and Washington, D.C..|
|What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses||
Complete the Associate of Arts & Sciences or Associate of Science in Business Administration to best prepare for this degree.
Course Recommendations: Courses equivalent to VCU BUSN 171 Mathematical Applications for Business, BUSN 212 Differential Calculus and Optimization for Business, BUSN 225 Winning Presentations, ACCT 203 Intro to Accounting I, ACCT 204 Intro to Accounting II, BUSN 201 Foundations of Business, ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics, and ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics.
|Applying for Guaranteed Admissions||https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/|
|Did You Know That...||
|Number of Transfer Students||2127|
|Percent of Accepted Transfer Students||
VCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their previous institution. Some degree programs like Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Engineering have more competitive GPA requirements. Admission to programs in VCU Arts is also based on an evaluation of additional application materials and may be more competitive. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 earned semester hours will also be reviewed based on their high school GPA.
|Do More With Your Degree||Students receive exposure to a wide range of topics reflecting the body of knowledge required for the Professional in Human Resources certification exam administered by the HR Certification Institute.|
|Program Successes & Highlights||Students receive exposure to a wide range of topics reflecting the body of knowledge required for the Professional in Human Resources certification exam administered by the HR Certification Institute. After graduation, students are prepared for employment in the public or private sector as human resource management generalists or as specialist in human resource management functions such as recruiting, compensation management or benefits administration.|
|Graduation Statistics for Major|
|Are There Other Program Requirements?|
Where Can This Degree Transfer
|Institution||Title||Degree||Award Name||Award Level|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Business Administration, A.S.||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Contract Management, A.A.S.||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Richard Bland College of William & Mary||Associate of Science-Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Science-Business Administration||2-Year|
Careers Where This Degree Applies
|11-3012.00||Administrative Services Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, and other office support services.||Management Occupations|
|13-2022.00||Appraisers of Personal and Business Property||Appraise and estimate the fair value of tangible personal or business property, such as jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, and equipment. May also appraise land.||Business and Financial Operations Occupations|
|11-3051.03||Biofuels Production Managers||Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.||Management Occupations|
|11-3051.04||Biomass Power Plant Managers||Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.11||Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers||Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.||Management Occupations|
|25-1011.00||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|11-1011.00||Chief Executives||Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.||Management Occupations|
|11-1011.03||Chief Sustainability Officers||Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.02||Compliance Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.||Management Occupations|
|11-9021.00||Construction Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.||Management Occupations|
|13-1051.00||Cost Estimators||Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.||Business and Financial Operations Occupations|
|11-9072.00||Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling||Plan, direct, or coordinate entertainment and recreational activities and operations of a recreational facility, including cruise ships and parks.||Management Occupations|
|11-3013.00||Facilities Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate operations and functionalities of facilities and buildings. May include surrounding grounds or multiple facilities of an organization's campus.||Management Occupations|
|11-9179.01||Fitness and Wellness Coordinators||Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.||Management Occupations|
|11-1021.00||General and Operations Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.||Management Occupations|
|11-3051.02||Geothermal Production Managers||Manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.||Management Occupations|
|11-3051.06||Hydroelectric Production Managers||Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.||Management Occupations|
|11-3051.00||Industrial Production Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.08||Loss Prevention Managers||Plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.||Management Occupations|
|13-1111.00||Management Analysts||Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.||Business and Financial Operations Occupations|
|11-9199.00||Managers, All Other||All managers not listed separately.||Management Occupations|
|11-9179.00||Personal Service Managers, All Other||All personal service managers not listed separately.||Management Occupations|
|13-1082.00||Project Management Specialists||Analyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.||Business and Financial Operations Occupations|
|11-3051.01||Quality Control Systems Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.01||Regulatory Affairs Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.||Management Occupations|
|11-2022.00||Sales Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.||Management Occupations|
|11-3013.01||Security Managers||Direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees and facilities.||Management Occupations|
|11-9151.00||Social and Community Service Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.||Management Occupations|
|11-9179.02||Spa Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of a spa facility. Coordinate programs, schedule and direct staff, and oversee financial activities.||Management Occupations|
|11-3071.04||Supply Chain Managers||Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.||Management Occupations|
|11-3071.00||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.10||Wind Energy Development Managers||Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.09||Wind Energy Operations Managers||Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.||Management Occupations|