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Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Management

Equip yourself with a broad-based business background as you build the confidence and leadership skills that give you an advantage in a rapidly changing job market.

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Program Overview

Our Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Management online from the AACSB-accredited LSUS College of Business prepares you for an array of professional opportunities working with people. Designed to help you pursue a career in HR, this online bachelor’s program teaches you to apply organizational behavior, workforce training and motivation, as well as conflict management, in a variety of private, public, and nonprofit business environments.

Total Program Tuition icon $284* Per Credit Hour
Program Duration icon Up to 90 hours Transfer Credits
Credit Hours icon 120 Credit Hours
Total Program Tuition icon $284.* Total Program Tuition
Program Duration icon Up to 90 hours Transfer Credits
Credit Hours icon 120 Credit Hours

In this online bachelor’s program, students will learn to apply:

  • The Human Performance Improvement Model to identify key performance gaps as well as causes and appropriate methods of intervention, implementation, and evaluation
  • Business communication practices including listening, critical thinking, nonverbal communication, small group communication, and conflict resolution
  • Compensation administration in public and private organizations with emphasis on elements of general wage and salary levels
  • Administrative policy and the ability to employ and demonstrate executive decision-making skills
  • Processes for recruitment, selection, and placement of employees in an organization
AACSB Accredited

The College of Business at Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide meet AACSB International's demanding standards.

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Tuition

Our B.S. in Management & Administration – Human Resources Management online program offers the same affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition to all U.S. residents.

Tuition Per Credit Hour
$284* Tuition Per Credit Hour

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Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit-Hour Course Total Tuition
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total Total
$235.67 $48.18 $283.85 $706.99 $144.54 $851.53 $34,062**
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"What I think LSUS does very well is to keep the classroom feel in their online classes."

-Dr. Tim Shaughnessy, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

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The B.S. in Management & Administration – Human Resources Management online program is designed to be flexible and convenient, featuring 7-week courses with multiple start dates a year.

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Start Date App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Begins Early Registration & Final Tuition Deadline
3/9/2020 2/17/2020 2/24/2020 11/11/2019 3/4/2020
5/11/2020 4/20/2020 4/27/2020 4/13/2020 5/6/2020
7/6/2020 6/15/2020 6/22/2020 4/13/2020 7/1/2020
8/31/2020 8/10/2020 8/17/2020 4/13/2020 8/26/2020
10/26/2020 10/5/2020 10/12/2020 4/13/2020 10/21/2020
1/11/2021 12/7/2020 12/14/2020 11/6/2020 1/6/2021
3/15/2021 2/22/2021 3/1/2021 11/6/2020 3/10/2021

Note: All payments must be made no later than 11:30 p.m. CST. Payment for classes added after the Final Tuition Deadline will need to be made prior to 11:30 p.m. the next day. Students who register and/or pay after the Final Tuition Deadline may be subject to a $50 late fee.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree and achieving your personal goals. We’ve streamlined the process to help you get started quickly and easily. LSUS offers multiple options to qualify for admission to undergraduate programs. Please find the option below that matches your admission type.

Transfer Students With 18+ Hours College-Level Course Work +

Students who would like to transfer to LSU Shreveport and have earned at least 18 hours of college-level course work must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she is transferring
  • Have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work attempted
  • Have completed a college-level English and a college-level mathematics course with at least a "C" grade
  • Applicants are required to submit all transcripts to the LSUS Admissions Committee, who will review and determine the total number of transferable credits. Some credits may not be transferable and are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants deemed to have fewer than 18 transferable credits after review will be required to meet the Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students with Fewer Than 18 Hours College-Level Coursework OR the requirements for First-Time Freshmen if none of the previous credits are deemed transferable.

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Transfer Students With Fewer Than 18 Hours College-Level Course Work +

Students who have earned less than 18 college-level academic hours must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she is transferring
  • Have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work attempted
  • Meet admission standards for first-time freshman, as outlined below

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In-State First-Time Freshman: Age 24 and Younger +

All in-state first-time freshman students age 24 and younger must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed or be on track to complete the Board of Regents High School Core curriculum
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Meet both of the following ACT/SAT subscore requirements:
    • ACT English subscore greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Critical Reading 450)
    • ACT Math subscore greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 460)
    • If one above mentioned ACT/SAT subscore is met, and the other subscore is within two points of the needed subscore (example: The ACT Math score is 19, and the English score is 16), and all other requirements are met, the student could be admissible to LSUS
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Cumulative CORE curriculum GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • An ACT composite score of at least 20 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940

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Out-of-State or Homeschooled First-Time Freshman: Age 24 and Younger +

All out-of-state or homeschooled first-time freshman students must meet one of the following requirement options:

  • Option 1: Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term
  • Option 2:
    • Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum
    • Have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • Have an ACT composite score of at least 20 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940, with ACT subscores
  • Option 3:
    • Have an ACT composite score of at least 23 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050 AND
    • Have ATC subscores of at least 18 in English and 19 in Math (or SAT equivalents)
  • If one above mentioned ACT/SAT subscore is met, and the other subscore is within two points of the needed subscore (example: The ACT Math score is 19, and the English score is 16), and all other requirements are met, the student could be admissible to LSUS

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First-Time Freshman: Age 25 and Older +

A first-time freshman who is 25 years of age or older is not required to meet the Board of Regents' minimum admission criteria for first-time freshmen.

However, he or she must meet the standardized test score requirements listed in the above sections regarding traditional first-time freshmen. This is determined by ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or placement tests.

Students must have high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation sent to the Admissions Office.

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Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

LSUS students work with their own personal advisor from enrollment through graduation.

Courses

For your B.S. in Management & Administration ‐ Human Resources Management online degree, you will complete 36 credit hours of business core course work, nine credit hours of management core course work, six credit hours of major electives, 12 credit hours of courses in human resources management, and 57 additional business, general education, and other approved elective credit hours.†

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Students must take the following courses (36 credit hours).

ACCT 205: Introductory Financial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introductory course intended to familiarize the student with principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with financial data gathering and presentation in the form of general-purpose external financial statements.

ACCT 206: Introductory Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: ACCT-205. An introductory course intended to familiarize the student with principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with data gathering and presentation for purposes of internal management evaluation and decision making.

BLAW 280: Legal Environment of Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Structure and function of the legal institutions in society and their relationship to business institutions including the following areas: Consumer protection, anti-trust, corporation reporting and securities, environment, employment and ethics.

ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MATH121. An introductory study of the nature of macroeconomics, with emphasis on national income determination and the monetary system.

ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MATH121. An introductory study of the nature of microeconomics, with emphasis on consumption, production, and resource allocation from a private and social point of view.

FIN 301: Managerial Finance

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: ECON201, ECON202, MATH260, and ACCT205 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of making investment and financing decisions in a firm. Topics include risk/return relationships, time value 229 of money, security valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, firm performance analysis, and global financial markets.

ISDS 265: Business Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MATH260. Advanced topics in statistics including analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, multiple regression, multinomial experiments and analysis of contingency tables and non-parametric statistics. Course will include use of statistical data analysis software and group projects.

ISDS 350: Information Systems

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: ISDS150. A course to give the student an understanding of information systems (IS) by analyzing (1) the field of IS as it relates to business end-users, and (2) fundamental concepts used in the study of IS.

ISDS 383: Decision Sciences and Operations Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: ISDS265. A study of the application of managerial procedures to the production process. Special emphasis is given to facilities, personnel, and control of production. Includes application of the quantitative techniques of management science.

MADM 301: Principles of Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of basic managerial functions in organizations such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, including individual and group behavior, motivation, leadership, strategy, group dynamics, as well as ethics and the global economy.

MADM 480: Administrative Policy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: ACCT206, FIN301, ISDS265, MADM301, and MKT301. Course must be taken in the last semester. A grade of C or better is required in this course to graduate. Special problems involved in the formulation of consistent business policies and maintenance of an efficient organization. Actual cases used as a basis for discussions and preparation of reports which call for executive decision making.

MKT 301: Principles of Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: Junior standing. A conceptual overview of the exchange activities and processes involved in providing goods and services for the creation of stakeholder value. Emphasis is given to the efficient and effective use of controllable marketing variables and their interdependence with internal/external factors. The role of marketing in the firm and society is examined along with the current domestic and international market environments.

Students must take the following courses (nine credit hours).

MADM 320: Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MADM301. A study of the Human Resource Management (HRM) objective of attracting, maintaining, and motivating a productive and satisfied employee group. Emphasis on proficiency in applying principles and technical tools to such HR areas as employee services.

MADM 321: Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MADM301. An in-depth study of the social and psychological factors affecting human behavior and performance in organizations, with emphasis on individual and small group processes. More specifically, the course examines behavioral science knowledge relating to such topics as perception and personality, attitudes and job satisfaction, motivation and enhancing employee performance, leadership, and group dynamics. A range of organizational-level topics such as organizational structure and culture relevant to human behavior and performance will also be examined.

MADM 431: Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MADM301. An in-depth study of leadership theory and practice with special emphasis on development of leadership skills. The course examines current thinking on leadership in organizations, discusses practical leadership issues such as teambuilding, communications, and conflict management, and provides an opportunity for the development and application of leadership skills.

Twelve credit hours are required for this concentration; MADM 415, MADM 427 and MADM 429 are required. Students may choose one additional HR Management Elective Course from the list below.

MADM 415: Labor Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: BLAW280. This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, tort and breach of contract claims, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.

MADM 427: Staffing Organizations

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MADM320. Study of the employment function of the human resource management process including recruitment, selection, and placement of employees in an organization. Emphasis is on various selection methods, the validation of selection tests, and relevant laws affecting the matching of people to jobs.

MADM 429: Training and Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An in-depth focus on training and development as a key function of the human resource management system in organizations. Topics include training needs assessment, effective training design, training technologies, and training program evaluation.

MADM 425: Compensation Administration

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of compensation administration in public and private organizations; administration of total compensation systems with emphasis on determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures, examination of wage surveys, incentive systems, profit sharing, wage criteria, and job evaluation.

MADM 423: International Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MADM301. This course provides an overview of international human resource management topics, such as global workforce planning, recruitment, selection, and training for international operations, international compensation and benefits management, expatriate assignment management including repatriation issues, international labor relations, and global strategic human resource management.

MADM 428: Performance Improvement

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MADM320. This course presents the Human Performance Improvement Model and its use in today's workplaces. Through the use of various analyses, students learn to identify key performance gaps and causes of performance gaps, and to select appropriate methods of intervention identification, intervention implementation, and intervention evaluations.

Students must take 2 courses (six credit hours) in MADM 300 and MADM 400 level courses.

In addition to the program's outlined courses, you must satisfy the following course requirements:

Business Electives: 9 credit hours†

General Education: 36 credit hours†

Approved Electives: 12 credit hours†

*Includes tuition and fees based on Spring 2020 pricing and subject to change without notice. Undergraduate students will also be required to pay an online flat fee of $50 per course.

**Based on 120 undergraduate credit hours needed for graduation. Total program cost varies based on number of transfer credit hours accepted. Undergraduate students will also be required to pay an online flat fee of $50 per term which is not reflected in the total program tuition above.

†Based on 120 credit hours needed for graduation and will vary based on number of transfer credits accepted.

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