Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Human Resource Management.

MAKE THE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS YOUR PRIORITY.

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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.


Availability


Cost

$514-609/Credit
Hour

What You'll Learn

The Human Resource Management Specialization covers the following:

  • 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
    Recruit, select, train and retain employees to achieve organizational goals.
  • Human Resource Information Systems
    Explore the technology options available for managing the human resource function.
  • Compliance Evaluation
    Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine that events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.
  • Training and Development
    Improve individual and corporate effectiveness through training needs analyses, implementation planning and outcomes assessment.
  • Conflict Resolution
    Handle complaints, settle disputes, resolve grievances and reach mutually acceptable compromises with others.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN379 Finance
ECON312 Principals of economics
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives

CIS115 Logic and Design
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology
LAWS3105 The Legal Environment

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

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
CIS115 Logic and Design
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BIAM400 Applied Business Analytics
BIAM410 Database Concepts in Business Intelligence

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

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

SPCH275 Public Speaking

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

BUSN369 International Business
BUSN412 Business Policy
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management
WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
WGD229 Information Design

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

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

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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Technical Management - Human Resource Management

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1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement:
(a) all of: BUSN412; GSCM206
(b) one of: BUSN369; INTP491 and INTP492
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.