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Skills shortages. Work-life balance. Diversity needs. These are just a few of the challenges in finding and retaining talented employees. The BBA in Human Resource Management degree program will help you develop a socially responsible managerial philosophy in directing employees in their personal ambitions and your organizational goals.

Program Highlights

 
  • Fully aligned with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) guidelines for HR education
  • A broad and flexible curriculum that will prepare you for human resource positions in a variety of organizations
  • Faculty committed to creating a supportive environment for personal development and ethical reflection
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for creating a supportive environment for personal development and ethical reflection
  • Network through the Human Resource Student Association
 

What You'll Learn

  • Interpersonal skills theory
  • Understanding of ethical perspectives and sustainable outcomes with respect to all aspects of HR management
  • Methods for sustaining employee diversity
  • Develop a global perspective as it relates to human resources
  • Training, organizing, motivating, and evaluating people in work settings
  • Compensation and benefits and employment relations

Careers

 
  • Human resources manager
  • Compensation and benefits analyst
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resources consultant
  • Labor relations specialist

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Quinlan's Business Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.

Curriculum

All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the core curriculum. Students pursuing the BBA degree in HR must also complete the business core curriculum as well as 15 required hours from the degree requirement options listed below.

Core Curriculum

  • COMM 103: Business & Professional Speaking
  • MATH 131 or 161: Elements of Calculus or Calculus I (students majoring in Finance are strongly encouraged to take MATH 161 instead of MATH 131)
  • MGMT 341: Business Ethics
  • BSAD 220: Internship and Career Preparation
  • Two Writing Intensive courses, one of which must be a Quinlan course or ENGL 210
  • Global Awareness. The course used to satisfy this requirement may include any course from the GIST major group including ANTH 100, 102. ASIA 101, INTS 101, LASP 101, PLSC 102, or a study abroad experience will count toward this requirement.

Business Core Curriculum

 
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 202: Introductory Accounting II
  • BSAD 343: Business Analytics
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • FINC 301: Introductory Business Finance -or- FINC 334: Principles of Corporate Finance (required for Finance majors and minors)
  • ISSCM 241: Business Statistics
  • INFS 247: Business Information Systems
  • SCMG 332: Operations Management
  • LREB 315: Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business
  • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 304: Strategic Management
  • MARK 201: Principles of Marketing

Major Requirements

In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree in human resource management must complete 15 credit hours in the following courses.

Required course:

  • HRER 301: Principles of Human Resource Management (prerequisite: sophomore standing, and a minimum grade of a “C-“ or better in MGMT 201)

Select four out of these five courses:

  • HRER 311: Employee Relations
  • HRER 313: Compensation Management
  • HRER 317: Staffing
  • HRER 322: HR Development
  • HRER 329: Global HR and Organization Behavior

For a suggested course sequence for undergraduate Human Resource and Employment Relations majors, see Suggested Course Sequence.

Specialized Requirements

Transfer Students

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to studying at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Minors

Regardless of the major or minor program taken, Quinlan students are limited to "double-dipping" once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.

Study Abroad

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Quinlan students are limited to double dipping once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination, regardless of what program the major or minor is taken in. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Admission

To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:

Contact Us

Department Chair: Cedric Dawkins
Email: cdawkins@luc.edu

HR Program: Peter Norlander
Email: pnorlander@luc.edu

Student Resources

The Quinlan School of Business offers support and resources through student organizations as well as connections to professional associations.

Student Organization

The Human Resource Student Association offers networking opportunities with human resource (HR) professionals. Members learn about all aspects of the HR field, including HR management, compensation and benefits, recruitment, training, affirmative action, leadership, and HRIS.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.