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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resources, B.A.

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The candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources offered through the Avila Advantage program must complete all the University general degree requirements.  It is open to students who meet the requirements for admissions to the Avila Advantage Program .

Major Requirements

Technology Requirement

Computer competency will be demonstrated by successful completion of HC 456 / NU 456 .


Graduates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources will be able to:

Professional Studies Outcomes

Outcomes 1.

Develop and analyze innovative solutions for problems using critical and creative reasoning (BU 321 , BU 322 ).

Outcomes 2.

Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate in professional settings using effective interpersonal, teamwork, cultural, presentational and writing skills (CO 212 , CO 213 , CO 312 , CO 321 , EN 112 ).

Outcomes 3.

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical frameworks and theories and how to apply them in professional situations (CO 212 , CO 321 , PL 255 ).

Outcomes 4.

Demonstrate the ability to use technology in managing organizations (HC 456 /NU 456 , CO 213 , EC 240 ).

Human Resources Outcomes

Outcome 1.

Identify the various ways of structuring compensation for employees (HR 421 ).

Outcome 2.

Understand the types of benefit packages, what they are designed to do and how they affect organizational processes (HR 421 ).

Outcome 3.

Understand principles of staffing design and the role of training and development (HR 335 ).

Outcome 4.

Recognize the impact of labor relations and employment law and how it is applied (HR 325 , HR 346 ).

Outcome 5.

Explain international HR functions (HR 499 ).

Outcome 6.

Conduct performance reviews (HR 335 ).

Outcome 7.

Write an HR plan and understand the role of HR in organizational structure (HR 499 ).


Summative outcomes for the Human Resources degree in the Avila Advantage program are assessed through a written strategic human resources plan and an oral presentation of that plan to outside professionals in the capstone course (HR 499 ). The Summative assessment occurs yearly. Formative outcomes are assessed in individual courses as students move through the program.

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