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Management, Human Resources, Supply Chain

Management Option, B. S.
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The management option is designed to prepare students for a successful career in managing the business enterprise. Attention is given to creating and maintaining an effective and efficient organization in the face of a challenging dynamic global environment.  The philosophical, theoretical, and practical foundations of management will be considered in the context of values and ethics.  Highly qualified and dedicated faculty deliver courses on various aspects of management theory and practice, preparing students for professional careers in middle and upper management,

Human Resource Management Option, B.S.

The objectives of this option include: (1) to provide students with theoretical foundations for understanding how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals; (2) to develop skills to attract, reward, develop and retain human resources; (3) to develop an understanding of the strategic, theoretical, and practical approaches to human resource management; (4) to develop aspiring leaders with a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility and an awareness of how societal changes can foster organization change.  Students are introduced to the HRM functional areas, including training, staffing, compensation/benefits, labor relations, and employment law, as well as softer skills such as leadership, managing workplace diversity, international HRM, conflict, and negotiations.

The HRM Advisory Board: The HRM program is supported by an extensive alumni network active in the HR profession in Southern California. The HRM Advisory Board, made up of some of the region’s top HR professionals, offers the program guidance and support. Board members actively work to fund scholarships, participate as guest speakers in classes, attend networking and student group events, and find career opportunities for students. 

Supply Chain Management Option B. S.

The objective of the operations management curriculum is to prepare and stimulate student competence in the conceptual, systematic and analytical tools prerequisite for entry level and advanced positions in goods-producing and service-oriented industries. Emphasis is placed on the systems approach which stresses the concepts, techniques, and policies essential for the economical and effective design, operations and control of manpower, facilities, materials, capital and informational inputs of organizations. Students are introduced to productivity tools such as Total Quality Control, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Just-In-Time Techniques, Simulation and Animation of Production Operations, Optimized Production Techniques, Kanban Systems, Japanese Productivity Techniques, and Decision Support Systems.

Minors: HRM and Health Care, Entrepreneurship, SCM

The Catalog is most reliable source of requirements and course descriptions. Review current courses and and requirements for the minor.  

  • For Non-Business Students only (NOTE: the IS 301 prerequisite requirement is waived for the minor).

Minors offered:

  • Minor in Human Resources Management (code MGMTUM01)
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor in Human Resources Management for Health Care Administration Majors
  • Minor in Supply Chain Management

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Student Organizations

The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) is a non-profit student-run organization dedicated to facilitating learning, personal and professional development, and a network necessary to compete in today’s global business environment. We provide an opportunity for members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability. As students aspiring to be successful managers, we are dedicated to the highest standards of professional conduct and stand for trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

The Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) at California State University, Long Beach is a student chapter of two professional organizations: the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PHIRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Membership in HRMA provides you with a closer look to the human resource field, a chance to meet working human resource professionals, a way to keep up with the fast changing field of human resources, and the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests.

Graduate Programs

The department supports the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management you will find more information on the Graduate program website linked here.

Career Services

A Business Administration degree with Options in Management, Human Resource Management, or Supply Chain Management  as concentration will prepare the graduate for entry level professional positions ultimately leading to satisfying careers in HRM. Graduates have a strong functional HRM perspective with the behavioral and technological skills to work effectively as HR professionals.  Our College and Campus provides many support services linked here to get that first position, once started and the students can used these services to begin a successful career. 

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A BITE OF REALITY - AN HR EXPERIENCE– At the beginning of each semester, HRM professors will announce the opportunity to participate in the job insight program to experience HR first hand. Students will have the opportunity to visit a local organization and shadow an HR professional for a day. Check on the HRM website home page to check for the "open" application directly for more information.  Watch for timely flyers on campus and announcements on Beach Board.

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  • Gain insight into howHR shapes and improves organizations
  • Get the inside peek into daily HR operations
  • Networking opportunities for possible internships and employment

Bite of reality: Format (Formerly known as the job shadow program)

  • All HR experience sessions conducted virtually (e.g., ZOOM)
  • Sessions range from 45 mins to 75 mins
  • Some session with special topics:
  • The pros and cons of different HR functions
  • Differences in HR at different levels of government

Sponsors: Epson, Port of Long Beach, Paragon Laboratories, SCAN Health Plan, City of Lynwood, and Sanitation districts of Los Angeles.

For more information contact:
Dr. Jonathan Phan

Internship Course CBA 493

Students enrolled in the CBA 493 Internship Course that have an internship relevant to their academic concentration may petition to use CBA 493 to satisfy a Management elective.

The petition requires the approval of the course instructor, approval of the Department Chair, and approval of the Center for Student Success. Use this form to initiate the process: CBA Petition to use CBA 493 Internship Course as an Elective.