The Human Resource Management, BSB major is intended for students who have chosen a career in human resource management. The field is recognized for its increasingly significant contribution to the success of all types of organizations. Graduates will typically qualify for entry-level positions in recruiting, selection, compensation, benefits, training/development, and HR technology. They also will work in a supporting role to the HR Generalist, dealing with many facets of HR. In addition, human resources departments are often responsible for workforce development to develop and improve the workforce’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Therefore, one avenue of HR focusing on this goal is the functional area of Learning and Development (also known as Training and Development). A big shift has occurred where traditional face-to-face training programs also include online, blended learning, hybrid, and other evolving digital environments. Thus, appropriate programs and content will need to be developed to support multiple domains. The Instructional Design and Learning Technologies (IDL) graduate degree (MEd) will prepare students to become instructional designers, educational technologists, or course designers to support talent development. The program allows nine credit hours of “overlap” courses, where credit is given at both the undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) levels, facilitating both BSB and MEd.
Only exceptionally well-prepared students are admitted to the program. At the end of their junior year, students that wish to pursue a combined Human Resource Management, BSB major, and an M.Ed. Instructional Design & Learning Technologies degree should complete an application that includes the signature of the undergraduate academic advisor and the M.Ed. IDL program director. Students should then submit an application to the Wright State graduate school for the combined degree program. Students admitted to a combined degree program will be admitted as provisional graduate students to the Graduate School, pending completion of the requirements for their bachelor’s degree. Students admitted into an approved combined degree program do not have to formally apply to the master’s program in question. If students have studies in progress at the time they apply to a combined degree program, any approval of the application is provisional and may be revoked if the student fails to meet all required standards at the end of the term. Students enrolled in this combined program must follow the guidelines of the Wright State policy 5330.1 Combined Degree Programs.
In addition to filling out the Wright State graduate application, students must include all academic transcripts. Students will also include a short entrance essay (under 1,000 words) explaining why they wish to become an instructional designer or take the IDL courses and examples describing their educational, multimedia, or other technology experiences. Qualified applicants must have senior standing for the semester they start the combined degree program. In addition, students must have the following:
- 3.2 cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate work, including undergraduate credits earned at other institutions and transferred to Wright State.
- Undergraduate advisor’s approval for admission to the combined degree program and mandatory advising during each semester the student is taking graduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree.
- Approval of the IDL graduate program director.
- Approval of the LDR department chair.
Program Learning Outcomes
Human Resource Management, BSB
Graduates of the Human Resource Management BSB will be able to:
- understand and apply the functional knowledge areas required for entry-level professional positions in Human Resource Management.
- demonstrate the skills and practices required for managerial positions in Human Resource Management.
- apply the interpersonal proficiencies that promote the success of an organization.
Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, M.Ed.
Graduates of the master’s degree (MEd) program will be able to:
- Use educational technologies such as a learning management system, web conferencing, video editors, and image editors.
- Implement educational technologies and processes using effective pedagogies, frameworks, and learning theories.
- Facilitate learning by creating, using, evaluating, and managing effective learning environments.
- Design, develop, implement, and evaluate a technology-rich learning environment within a community of practice.
- Explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve learning performance.
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