2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Combined Human Resource Management, BSB, and Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, MEd

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Program Description

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

For More Information

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours

Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours


Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours


Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours

III. HR Major Requirements: 24 Hours

IV. Electives: 6 Hours

General Elective Guidelines Electives:

Hours Vary By Major

Non-business courses and College of Business courses that are not already required for your major

The following restrictions apply 2 hours Kinesiology and Health; 4 hours Military Science.

The following courses will not apply: DEV courses; CHM 1010; Organizational Leadership; Office Administration; and Technical courses.

Transfer courses are subject to review and used on a case-by-case basis.

IDL Double-Counted Graduate Classes (9 hours)

  • IDL 7110 Learning in a Digital World (First required course)

  • Select 2 of the following courses

    • IDL 7120 Instructional Design for Digital Learning (3)
    • IDL 7130 Making Online Courses Interactive (3)
    • IDL 7140 LMS & Evaluation (3)
    • IDL 7150 Digital Professional Development (3)

NOTE: If students do not complete all three double-counted IDL graduate classes during their undergraduate program, students will need to include those classes as part of their graduate program to earn their IDL master’s degree.

Total: 120 Hours

IDL M.Ed. Classes (21 hours)

If the IDL graduate courses were not completed during the undergraduate program, they need to be completed during the master’s program. If the three double-counted classes were completed as an undergraduate, students select seven other non-completed classes to complete the master’s degree. 

  1. IDL 7110
  2. IDL 7120
  3. IDL 7130 or EDL 7510
  4. IDL 7140
  5. IDL 7150
  6. IDL 7200
  7. IDL 7210
  8. IDL 7220
  9. IDL 7230
  10. IDL 7240

Students must complete all ten graduate classes to finish the master’s degree. 

Total: 141 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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