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Human Resource Management, BA , BA to MBA

Overview

If you have a passion for people and a drive for creating successful business environments, combine the two with a career in Human Resource Management.

Our Human Resource Management (HRM) program provides a broad overview of challenges faced by human resource professionals. You'll learn about concepts like organizational behavior, employment law, and management.

Our courses are designed to equip you to be successful in your career upon graduation. You'll gain insight into topics like recruiting and hiring, talent management and career development. Through hands-on internships, you'll gain experience solving complex problems and learning how to approach challenging situations in the workplace.

You can also earn an MBA in just 5 years through our BA/MBA program. Choose an MBA concentration that will help you on your journey to success!

Human Resource Management class at DeSales University

Admissions Requirements

At DeSales, we not only look at your past academic achievement but also your potential for future growth to determine your admission.

We find that students who have demonstrated significant achievement within a demanding curriculum are best suited for academic life at DeSales. Quality of academic performance plays a critical role in the admissions decision making process. This helps indicate a student's potential for academic growth going forward. We welcome applications from all qualified students regardless of race, religion, sex, national, or ethnic origin.

Application Checklist

  • Application Fee: None
  • Transcripts: Official High School Transcript
  • Standardized Tests: Test-optional for students applying for Fall 2022*
  • Recommendations: Completed Guidance Counselor Form and Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Please refer to the Program Specific Requirements section for any requirements specific to this program

All materials can be mailed to:
DeSales University Admissions Office
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 

* SAT scores are highly recommended for students applying for the Nursing and Health Science programs. Please refer to the Program Specific Requirements section for any requirements specific to this program.

Additional recommendations

High School Academics - Remember, there is no single preferred high school academic program, but a college preparatory course of study is highly recommended. Here's an example:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or four years of college preparatory mathematics
  • A minimum of two years of modern, foreign, or classical language
  • At least two laboratory science courses

Visiting DeSales - A personal, on-campus interview is strongly recommended, but is not required. We encourage you to visit so that you'll have a chance to learn more about DeSales, and we'll have the opportunity to learn more about you, too.

Learn more about Undergraduate Admissions & Aid 

When to Apply

We encourage you to apply early in your senior year. We use a rolling admissions system, which means you will be notified promptly about your admissions status—usually within four weeks of our receipt of your completed application.

Priority deadline for scholarship consideration is December 1 of your senior year.

Curriculum

Our courses are designed to equip you to be successful in your career upon graduation. You'll gain insight into topics like recruiting and hiring, talent management and career development.

Major specific classes include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Compensation and Benefits
  • Employment Law

Business Capstone
As seniors, all business majors are required to take a Business Capstone course that will feature a team service project, along with assessment tests, a research paper, and a final presentation.  The project will work to benefit a community organization in the Salesian spirit of DeSales.

Past projects included students partnering with:

  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • Futuros Empresarious (FE)
  • Kiva
  • Green Team
  • Para Per 4 Mance
  • Saint Peter’s Evangelical Church
  • The Special Olympics
  • Girls on the Run
  • Mercy School for Special Learning (MSSL)
  • Children's Dyslexia Center of Lehigh Valley

Faculty

At DeSales, you'll learn from experienced faculty who have industry experience in a variety of organizations. Faculty bring real-life examples and innovative teaching techniques to create an exciting, hands-on learning environment.

Facilities

The DeSales University Gambet Center includes state-of-the-art technology and equipment for Business education.

The second floor of the Center is home to the undergraduate business division and the MBA program. Through the Gambet Center, you'll have access to some of the most cutting-edge technologies and programs in the field: 

The Center is a showcase of green architecture featuring environmentally advanced design consistent with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Talen Trading Room at DeSales The Talen Energy Trading Room is used by DeSales University business and finance students. State-of-the-art software simulates real-world market situations and portfolio management.

Video: Explore the Trading Room

Careers & Internships

In addition to rigorous classroom instruction, you will also learn through hands-on experiences through internships. Experiential learning is a way for you to apply what you have learned, grow your skills, and make connections in your field.

Completing an internship is a great way to discover what type of business environment you prefer and can help inform your job search after graduation.

Our Career Development Center can provide resources to help you find an internship that's right for you.

Past Internship Opportunities

You'll have the opportunity to intern at local and regional companies. Here are a few of the organizations where DeSales Division of Business students have completed internships:

  • ADP, LLC
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Continental Automotive
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBC 10 Philadelphia
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • PPL Corporation
  • PwC
  • RCA / Sony Music Entertainment
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • ULINE
  • The Vatican
  • The Walt Disney Company

Tuition & Fees

DeSales can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources.

Cost of attendance for undergrads for 2021-2022

Resident Students

Direct Costs
Tuition - $39,500

Room and Board - $13,300
Mandatory Fees - $1,500
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $54,500 (including freshman/transfer fees)

Estimated Indirect Costs
Books/Supplies - $1,468
Personal Expenses - $3,706
Total cost for resident students: $59,674

Commuter Students

Direct Costs
Tuition - $39,500
Mandatory Fees - $1,300
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $41,000 (including freshman/transfer fees)

Estimated Indirect Costs
Books/Supplies - $1,468
Personal Expenses - $3,706
Transportation Costs - $2,138
Total cost for commuter students: $48,312

Off-Campus*

Direct Costs
Tuition - $39,500
Mandatory Fees - $1,300
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $41,000 (including freshman/transfer fees)

Estimated Indirect Costs
Books/Supplies - $1,468
Personal Expenses - $3,706
Transportation Costs - $2,138
Living Expenses - $7,870
Total cost for off-campus students: $56,182
*First year students are required to reside on campus or commute from home.

Parking Fee - $75

Dual Degree Undergraduate-to-Graduate Programs

If you are enrolled in an undergraduate-to-graduate degree program — for example a 5-year, 3+2, 3+3, program — the undergraduate tuition and fees apply only to the undergraduate portion of the program. As you progress into the graduate phase of your program, graduate tuition and fees apply. Please see your respective graduate program for more information. 

The financial aid process may appear overwhelming at first glance, but don't worry, we'll help you through it.

Accepted students are automatically be considered for scholarships upon receipt of a completed application and are awarded regardless of financial need. Funds for scholarships are limited, so we do encourage students to apply early.

Our comprehensive financial aid packages carefully explain the types and amounts of assistance —including federal, state, and institutional — that you may be eligible for to help cover education related expenses.

Total cost of attendance includes estimates for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and personal, transportation, and living expenses.

You can estimate your total cost of attendance with our Net Price Calculator

 
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ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Business Programs at DeSales University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

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Dual Major Opportunity

Are you interested in two different areas of study? Pursue both interests by completing a dual major. At DeSales, you can complete two degrees in the traditional four-year period by taking coursework for your first major during your freshman and sophomore years. Talk to an admissions counselor to learn more!

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