Accelerated B.B.A. in Human Resource Management/M.B.A. (Human Resources Management)


The B.B.A. in Human Resource Management gives students the skills needed to oversee the complex aspects of an organization's most important asset, its employees. The program also prepares students to pursue certification as a human resources professional through either the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) or Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  The accelerated program enables students to earn graduate credits which they can use towards their master's degree.

Classes are located on our Denton campus in face-to-face and online formats.

Marketable Skills

Core Skills

  1. Critical Thinking: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Problem-solving within human resource management or across functions. General Employment Application- Problem-solving and developing solutions to business issues.
  2. Diversity: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Manage and promote a diverse workforce; Diversity awareness and training. General Employment Application- Manage and promote a diverse workforce.
  3. Ethical Reasoning: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Make human resource decisions in an ethical manner. General Employment Application- Make ethical business decisions.
  4. Teamwork: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Work with others in the human resource department and across the organization. General Employment Application- Work within and across functions in an organization to help it perform at a high level.

Discipline-Based Skills 

  1. Training and Development: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Train employees for their current jobs and develop employees for future jobs within the organization General Employment Application- Prepare employees for jobs, so they can perform at a high level.
  2. Compensation and Benefits: B.B.A. HR Specific Application-Develop compensation and benefits plans to be competitive in the labor market General Employment Application- Enable the organization to be competitive for talent in the labor market and motivate and retain current employees.
  3. Performance Management: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Develop performance management systems to evaluate the performance of employees. General Employment Application- Evaluate employee performance to help ensure organization-level goals are met.
  4. Employment Law: B.B.A. HR Specific Application- Understand employment law to deliver all aspects of human resource management legally. General Employment Application- Assist employees and managers with following labor laws and avoiding labor law-related lawsuits.


Program Coordinator

Dr. David Rylander

It is recommended that students interested in this path speak with their undergraduate advisor. Once admitted to the accelerated program, students must meet with their undergraduate advisor each semester before registering for courses. During the final semester of undergraduate coursework, students should seek advising from the COB graduate advisor to discuss a graduate degree plan.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources/Masters of Business Administration (Human Resources), students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in the BBA in Human Resources at TWU.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the time of application.
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 73 but no more than 90 semester credit hours of coursework toward the B.B.A.
  • Have a minimum of 12 hours remaining in human resources courses toward the major.

How to Apply to the Accelerated Program

Students interested in applying to this accelerated program are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator before applying. 

  1. Complete the Accelerated B.B.A. in Human Resource Management / M.B.A. (Human Resources Management) online application.
  2. Submit a resume and the most recent transcript along with the online application.
  3. Once admitted to the Accelerated Program students must apply to the graduate M.B.A. (Human Resources) program. Students cannot enroll in graduate-level coursework until accepted by the Graduate School.

Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate Program Policy Guidelines

Students may apply to an approved accelerated degree program once they have completed at least 60 undergraduate semester credit hours. Upon admission to an accelerated program, students may enroll in graduate courses for credit once they have attained at least 72 undergraduate semester credit hours. Approved courses will apply to both an undergraduate and a graduate degree.


  • Up to 12 SCH of designated graduate courses may apply to both the Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree program comprised of 45 or fewer SCH; and up to 15 graduate SCH may apply toward both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree program comprised of more than 45 SCH (Master’s, Specialist or Doctoral degree.)
  • Undergraduate students may enroll in no more than 6 SCH of graduate coursework in each semester or term.
  • No undergraduate-level course may count toward a graduate degree.
  • Minimal criteria for admission will include a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Academic components may set higher requirements for their program.
  • Once admitted to an accelerated program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the remainder of their baccalaureate degree, or their admission to the accelerated graduate program may be revoked. Academic components may set additional requirements for their programs.
  • Prior to applying to an accelerated degree program, students must have completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours at Texas Woman's University.

Graduate Application Process

All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional graduate admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the graduate program's website.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 63 SCH

Program Code: _________    CIP Code: 52.1001.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
FIN 3053Business Finance3
MGT 3003Principles of Management3
MGT 3313Business Analytics3
MGT 4333Business Policy (taken in final semester)3
MGT 4563Operations Management3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3183Introduction to International Business3
MGT 3253Labor Management Relationship3
MGT 3273Human Resource Management3
MGT 4013Alternative Dispute Resolution3
MGT 4293International Human Resource Management3
MGT 4453Legal Issues in Human Resource Management3
Graduate Level Courses
MGT 5273Human Resource Administration3
MGT 5633Principles of Talent Development3
MGT 5623Compensation and Benefits3
MGT 5613Staffing3
Total SCHs63

Departmental Requirements

ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics (may be applied from core)3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics (may be applied from core)3
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management (may be applied from core)3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I (may be applied from core)3
Total SCHs15

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: First-Year Seminar EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics ECON 23023
Life & Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 16
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Wellness CAO Core2
Life & Physical Science Core3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 23013
 SCHs 14
Second Year
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language/Philosophy/Culture Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I MATH 13243
ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I ACCT 23013
 SCHs 15
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II ACCT 23023
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management BUSI 13073
Non-Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
BUS 3163Business Communications 3
BUS 3183Introduction to International Business 3
MGT 3003Principles of Management 3
MGT 3313Business Analytics 3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems 3
 SCHs 15
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics 3
FIN 3053Business Finance 3
MGT 3273Human Resource Management 3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing 3
Non-Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
MGT 3253Labor Management Relationship 3
MGT 4293International Human Resource Management 3
MGT 4563Operations Management 3
MGT 5273Human Resource Administration 3
MGT 5633Principles of Talent Development 3
 SCHs 15
MGT 4013Alternative Dispute Resolution 3
MGT 4333Business Policy 3
MGT 4453Legal Issues in Human Resource Management 3
MGT 5623Compensation and Benefits 3
MGT 5613Staffing 3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120