Human Resource Management

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 206-6712
Office Location: UHB 4060

This Degree is available both online and on campus.

The Bachelor’s Degree

The goal of the B.B.A. with a concentration in human resource management (HRM) is to prepare students for careers in HRM.  Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop:

  1. Knowledge of HR’s strategic role in organizations.

  2. An understanding of employment law, including its role in HR compliance and labor relations.

  3. An understanding of all aspects of talent management, including job analysis and design, workforce planning and staffing, compensation and benefits, performance management, career planning and training, and employee and organizational development.

  4. Knowledge of human resource information systems, data analytics and HR metrics.

  5. To develop the data analytic skills required to make informed HR decision-making.

  6. An understanding of HR’s role in workplace health, safety, security and change management.

  7. The ability to manage a diverse and global workforce.


New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals.  Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student. Refer to  for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals. CBM strictly enforces prerequisites. 

Grading Policy

This program has minimum grade requirements as noted and outlined below. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.


College Foundation Requirements: 1
All majors in CBM require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, mathematics, and statistics. Several of these courses also fulfill UIS general education requirements. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 across all foundation courses. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:
ACC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACC 212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 213 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
or MAT 121 Applied Statistics
MAT 113 Business Calculus 4
or MAT 114 Finite Mathematics and Its Applications
or MAT 115 Calculus I
or MAT 116 Calculus II
Select one of the following: 2 4-6
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economics for Administration 2
College Core Requirements: 3
The College Core is required for all undergraduate CBM students. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course, with the exception of MGT 488: The Capstone in which a minimum grade of C is required. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 across all college core courses is also required.
BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 331 ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society 3
MIS 352 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone 4 3
Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements 5
All HRM concentration students will complete the five required courses below:
MGT 431 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 471 Human Resources Planning and Staffing 3
or MGT 471 Human Resources Planning and Staffing
BUS 472 Compensation and Benefit Strategies 3
or MGT 472 Compensation and Benefit Strategies
BUS 473 Employee Appraisal and Development 3
or MGT 473 Employee Appraisal and Development
MGT 475 Human Resource Analytics 3
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) – 10 Hours 6
Total Hours 53-55