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Business Administration
Human Resource Management

Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.   — Ken Robinson


People are the greatest asset of any business. The fact that over half a million human resource professionals are currently employed in the United States demonstrates the widespread need for qualified people to fill the many career positions available. Human resource professionals are needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing, complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans. Strong interpersonal skills and a love of working with people are vital for a human resource professional.

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The Program
The Associate of Applied Science Business Administration and Human Resource Management degree program is a comprehensive combination of practical hands-on training and knowledge of contemporary office and human resources processes designed specifically for Alaskan business applications. As a student, you will learn the essentials of Human Resource Management including:

  • Office Procedures
  • Records Management
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Employee Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Labor Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Designing and Implementing Training and Development
  • Human resource information systems (HRIS)

What Makes The Difference
Human resource majors work in recruitment and hiring of talent, administering compensation and benefits, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, designing both structure and processes within an organization, and all specialized fields of business. In addition to the generalist positions, such as Human Resource Assistants , there are numerous other office professional roles with such titles as Human Resource Managers, Labor Relations Managers, Compensation Managers, Training and Development Managers, to name a few. Job roles and responsibilities differ among these various positions; however, certain knowledge and skills are essential in all human resource specialist roles. Human resource professionals also serve as the liaison between management and employees, which means that the human resource specialist works with every single person and department within organizations. Other roles include strategic planning, contract administration, coordination, dispute resolution, policy making and record keeping. Successful completion of this program establishes students as a vital and educated member of any business.

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This program will provide graduates with the skills and certifications needed to effectively manage business functions to and gain competency related to personnel management.

  Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

  Employee Training & Development

  QuickBooks and Business Accounting

  Employee Compensation & Benefits

  Business Law and Contemporary Communication

  Website Development

  Employment Law & Ethics

  Entrepreneurial Fundamentals

  Employee Recruitment & Selection

  Union Processes & Labor Relations

  Human Resource Management

  Payroll and Accounting Practices

  Database Development/Management

  Staffing and Scheduling Strategies

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