The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) undergraduate degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The BSB foundation is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, while examining the areas of accounting, critical thinking and decision-making, finance, business law, management, marketing, research and evaluation, and technology. Students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula through an integrated topics course. Special emphasis is placed on critical business threads throughout the program, which include: globalization, innovation, ethics, technology, diversity, collaboration, and e-business. The Human Resource Management Concentration helps students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business. The concentration addresses the legal and ethical components of the decision making process involved in the human resources environment. The Human Resource Management Concentration introduces students to the basic concepts of human resource management, and allows further study in the areas of employment law, risk management, recruitment and selection of employees, international HR, change management, compensation and benefits, employee development, and performance management. Students will also develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today and in the future. HR practitioners and managers must be equipped with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management, along with strong skills in the areas of systems thinking, problem solving, influencing, negotiating, communications, and leadership. In the Human Resource Management Concentration, 18 credit hours are required. Students must successfully complete three required courses: HRM/300 (Fundamentals of Human Resource Management), MGT/434 (Employment Law), and HRM/498 Strategic Human Resource Management and Emerging Issues). Students must also complete three additional business elective courses (9-credit hours)within the Human Resource Management Concentration. All courses in the Human Resource Management Concentration have prerequisite requirements, specifically HRM/300 (Fundamentals of Human Resource Management). In addition to the required course of study, students must satisfy General Education and Elective requirements to meet the 120 (124 for Kansas) semester credit minimums required for completion of the degree.