Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Human Resource Management

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Our Human Resource Management Specialization will help you create a strong foundation in business and management with an emphasis on managing talent. You’ll get the opportunity to build your HR management skills as you learn from our knowledgeable faculty. The Human Resource Management Specialization can help you learn how to design pay structures, develop employee policies, communicate employee benefits, select payroll systems and work with executive teams to develop hiring and employment goals.

The Human Resource Management Specialization can be earned as a part of the following bachelor's degrees in business:

  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Management
  • Bachelor’s in Technical Management

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Human Resource Management Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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What You'll Learn

The Human Resource Management Specialization covers the following:

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    Compensation and Benefits

    Use pay systems and benefit plans to achieve corporate goals Learn about compensation design, analysis and evaluation in terms of both legally required and voluntary benefit options.
  • strategic staffing icon

    Strategic Staffing

    Recruit, select, train and retain employees to achieve organizational goals.
  • human resources information systems icon

    Human Resource Information Systems

    Explore the technology options available for managing the human resource function.
  • compliance evaluation icon

    Compliance Evaluation

    Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine that events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.
  • training and development icon

    Training and Development

    Improve individual and corporate effectiveness through training needs analyses, implementation planning and outcomes assessment.
  • conflict resolution icon

    Conflict Resolution

    Handle complaints, settle disputes, resolve grievances and reach mutually acceptable compromises with others.
  • employment law icon

    Employment Law

    Study federal and state laws as they affect the human resource function, including equal employment opportunity, employment agreements, wage and overtime payment, and other regulatory issues.
  • it administration and management icon

    Administration and Management

    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.

Accreditation Matters

Fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. www.shrm.org.


Accredited** by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Human Resource Management Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Administrative Services Manager

  • Employee Benefits Specialist

  • Employee Relations Manager

  • Human Resource Generalist

  • Human Resource Information Systems Specialist

  • Management Analyst Consultant

  • Training and Development Manager

Option 1: Business Administration

Program-Specific Courses

Human Resource Management

HRM320 Employment Law
HRM330 Labor Relations
HRM340 Human Resource Information Systems
HRM410 Strategic Staffing
HRM420 Training and Development
HRM430 Compensation and Benefits
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Core Degree Courses

Business Core1

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer applications for business (with lab)
MGMT303 Principals of management

Finance and Management

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
ECON312 Principals of economics
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives

Two of:

BUSN350 Business Analysis
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

One of:

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

One of:

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN304 Multi-Ethnic Humanities

Social Sciences

LAWS3105 The Legal Environment
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 2: Management

Program-Specific Courses

Human Resource Management

BUSN412 Business Policy
HRM320 Employment Law
HRM330 Labor Relations
HRM340 Human Resource Information Systems
HRM410 Strategic Staffing
HRM420 Training and Development
HRM430 Compensation and Benefits

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences8

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 3: Technical Management

Program-Specific Courses

Human Resource Management

HRM320 Employment Law
HRM330 Labor Relations
HRM340 Human Resource Information Systems
HRM410 Strategic Staffing
HRM420 Training and Development
HRM430 Compensation and Benefits
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives9

Two of:

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

Five of:

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
BUSN412 Business Policy
GSCM206 Managing Across the Supply Chain
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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**Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs.
1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement: BUSN369; BUSN412; GSCM206; MGMT408
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
8Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take an additional natural sciences course from those with prefixes BIOS, PHYS, or SCI as part of this requirement.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.