Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration

The concentration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) prepares students to take part in the always important elements of collaboration, motivation, leadership and management of organizations. The concentration also focuses on management functions, processes, and skills aimed at training students to effectively respond to complex organizational challenges. Across all industries and types of organizations, there exists a universal need for proficient managers. Through this concentration, students will have the opportunity to focus their energies on not only learning how organizations work but how to successfully work with, for, and above others within the organizations.

Selecting OBHR as a concentration provides students with an almost endless section of possibilities for their career. Students are encouraged to tailor their experience through the use of internships and practicums so they may pinpoint their interests and talents. Given organizations’ continuous need for qualified managers, those with a concentration in OBHR are well positioned to obtain positions ranging from mid-level all the way to the top of the organization.

It was once said: “Anyone who can replaced by a computer…should be!” While computers can run numbers and robots can build products, people can never be replaced as the key components that move a company forward. Knowing how an organization operates and having the skills to effectively work with and lead other people in the organization sets those who pursue a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) apart from the pack. Our program goal is to help you as you prepare to enter the real world of business.

We teach you the details of business, including how to create an organization where one never existed and how to keep growing success for a going concern. We teach you how to negotiate, how to recruit and hire (and yes, even fire) other people, how to get others to do both what you want and what needs to be done for the good of the company. The study of OBHR is fun, and the careers you will have available are even more fun and rewarding. The faculty and I look forward to working with you as you learn the business of OBHR!

Dr. Vance Johnson Lewis
Academic Program Director


Email
(972) 883-5869
Office – JSOM 2.205
Concentration requirements (15 hours): Concentration electives (9 hours):
  • OBHR 4300 Management of Non-Profit Organizations
  • OBHR 4310 Business Ethics
  • OBHR 4352 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • OBHR 4333 Performance Management
  • OBHR 4356 Power and Influence in Organizations
  • OBHR 4V90 Management Internship
  • Additional courses may be offered upon demand

Due to its college wide use, this listing does not include OBHR 3310.

OBHR Course Rotation
Fall 2013
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 3330 HR Mgmt*
OBHR 4310 Ethics
OBHR 4352 Negotiation
Spring 2014
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 4350 Intro Leading*
OBHR 4300 Non-Profit
OBHR 4333 Performance
Summer 2014
OBHR 4360 Advanced*
OBHR 4310 Ethics
Fall 2014
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 3330 HR Mgmt*
OBHR 4300 Non-Profit
OBHR 4352 Negotiation
OBHR 4333 Performance
Spring 2015
OBHR 4350 Intro Leading*
OBHR 4360 Advanced*
OBHR 4310 Ethics
OBHR 4356 Power
Summer 2015
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 4352 Negotiation
Fall 2015
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 3330 HR Mgmt*
OBHR 4310 Ethics
OBHR 4356 Power
Spring 2016
OBHR 4350 Intro Leading*
OBHR 4360 Advanced*
OBHR 4300 Non-Profit
OBHR 4352 Negotiation
Summer 2016
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 4310 Ethics
Fall 2016
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 3330 HR Mgmt*
OBHR 4352 Negotiation
Spring 2017
OBHR 4350 Intro Leading*
OBHR 4360 Advanced*
OBHR 4310 Ethics
Summer 2017
OBHR 3311 Principles*
OBHR 4352 Negotiation

* OBHR Core classes.

Core OBHR courses are:

  • OBHR 3311 Principles of Management (Fall, Summer)
  • OBHR 3330 Introduction to Human Resource Management (Fall)
  • OBHR 4350 Introduction to Leading and Managing (Spring)
  • OBHR 4360 Advanced Organizational Behavior and Leadership (Spring)

Electives in the rotation are:

  • OBHR 4300 Management of Non-Profit Organizations (3 offerings)
  • OBHR 4310 Business Ethics (6 offerings)
  • OBHR 4352 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (6 offerings)
  • OBHR 4333 Performance Management (2 offerings)
  • OBHR 4356 Power and Influence in Organizations (2 offerings)
  • OBHR ____ To be determined by demand and new course offerings

To complete a concentration in OBHR, students must complete the four core courses and three OBHR electives of their choosing. To complete a minor in OBHR, students must complete the four core courses and two electives of their choosing.

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Course Progressions
Core classes are in Green color