Management and Human Relations BA Program

MHR General Description

The BA in management and human relations at Trevecca is designed to help adults who have at least 40 semester hours of credit to complete their bachelor’s degree. The 36-semester-hour program is composed of three parts: the core coursework and the documentation of prior learning.

Mission

The bachelor of arts degree program in management and human relations exists to provide working adult students the opportunity to complete a college degree in a schedule and format particularly designed to meet their unique needs. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and liberal arts in nature, with the major emphasis on general management and human relations skills building. The program integrates a Christian worldview and is committed to continual improvement.

Student Learning Outcomes

All MHR graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine the major teachings of the Scripture from a Christian perspective and how they relate to management and personal relationships. (Analysis)
  2. Construct a personal value system within the context of career, social, and educational experiences. (Synthesis)
  3. Demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making skills. (Application)
  4. Develop writing skills utilized in research and business. (Synthesis)
  5. Understand and utilize the process of the scientific method, its consequent research design, and applied research design. (Application)
  6. Utilize knowledge of information and communication technologies, including their efficient use in transmitting information and communicating ideas. (Application)
  7. Identify the components of effective interpersonal relationships. (Analysis)
  8. Describe the role, development, and organization of the personnel function. (Application)
  9. Explain the influence of management theory on organizational systems and behavior. (Evaluation)
  10. Demonstrate effective written and spoken presentation skills. (Application)

MHR Core Coursework

The BA in management and human relations is structured as an interdisciplinary, liberal arts, social science-based curriculum. Thirty-six (36) semester hours are earned by completing the modular coursework in the major. The courses take place one night each week or asynchronously online. Courses are sequential so that only one is taken at a time. The knowledge and experience builds from the beginning to two finishing courses—one in how to manage a profit or nonprofit organization and the other in personal and social ethics. Students will be part of a cohort who will attend all the courses together, forming an adult support group. An emphasis upon effective interpersonal communication permeates the approach.

Program of Study

Semester 1

MHR 3110Personal Leadership Development

3

MHR 3250Organizational Behavior

3

MHR 3055Conflict and Change Management

3

MHR 3005Biblical Perspectives and the Christian Worldview

3

Semester 2

MHR 3010Effective Interpersonal Relations

3

MHR 4420Human Resources Management

3

MHR 4510Ethics: Personal and Professional

3

MHR 4430Principles of Management and Leadership

3

Semester 3


MHR 3080Accounting for Managers

3

MHR 3085Finance for Managers

3

MHR 3090Marketing for Managers

3

MHR 3095Economics for Managers

3

MHR Specialty Options

Students are required to complete the standard three semesters (36 credit hours) of the MHR Program. Once those three semesters (36 credits) have been completed, students are eligible to choose one of three specialty options for elective courses.

Health Care Administration Specialization

Delivery format: online only

HLT 2100Introduction to the Healthcare Industry

3

HLT 2200The Culture and Ethics of Health Care

3

HLT 2310Legal Aspects of Health Care

3

HLT 3020Quality Initiatives and Health Administration

3

Information Technology Specialization

Delivery format: online only

MHR 3065Business Application of Computing Technologies

3

CIT 2000IT Business Foundations

3

CIT 2500IT Networking and Security

3

CIT 2200IT Project Management

3

Christian Ministry Specialization

Delivery format: online only

CMN 3020Introduction to Christian Ministry

3

CMN 3010Introduction to Christian Theology

3

CMN 4250Personal and Spiritual Development

3

CMN 3000Biblical Literature and Interpretation

3

MHR Academic Minors

Students may earn a minor by taking approved Trevecca coursework or by transferring approved coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. An academic minor may be designated, following the student’s successful completion of the management and human relations major. The quality and credibility of coursework for an academic minor must be verified by a Trevecca faculty member. The application to receive a minor must be submitted to the student’s advisor no later than the student’s first semester of the MHR program.