BS in Business Administration Online Degree: Human Resource Management

Is an Online Human Resources Management Degree Right for You?

Lead organizational change with a Human Resources Management Degree Online from SNHU. Effective human resources management benefits businesses and demand for professionals with these skills is growing. This Business Administration Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management focuses on development of real-world skills desired by employers.

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Why Earn a Human Resource Management Degree Online at SNHU?

As a private, nonprofit accredited university, SNHU's Human Resources Management Degree online focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll online or at any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available.
  • Choose how you want to obtain your bachelor’s degree in human resources management: online, campus-based or a combination of both.
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students' success.
  • High-quality instruction from business department faculty with a wealth of real-world human resource expertise.
  • Students in our human resource management degree online programs have 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient for you.
  • Recognized by Society for Human Resource Management: Worlds Largest HR Membership Organization

Human Resource Management Degree Online Program Focus

Applying business management skills to human resource issues is an important part of the Bachelor's in Business Administration-Human Resource Management degree online program at SNHU. Human resources professionals play key roles in the success of businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.

Human Resource Management Employment

Students who complete the Human Resource Management Degree online or on campus have the skills for a large number of career options in entry- and mid-level roles. The human resource management field is growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists, ''is projected to grow by 15 percent between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.''

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Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Business Administration Human Resource Management Curriculum

In this online Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management program, you will learn about leadership, motivation and maximizing an organization's human capital. Students in the Human Resource Management Degree online program or at one of our New England-based campuses will benefit from applying class material to real-world situations.

Human Resource Management Concentration

Professionals with human resource knowledge are essential to a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, businesses and industries. Students who complete this program have the skills for a large number of career options and are able to obtain entry- and mid-level positions in a number of organizations.

Required Core Courses

Business Administration (BS) Online Major Courses

OL-211: Human Resource Management
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
UC: ENG-10, ENG-120, ENG-121H or ENG-200; ADB-125
OL-326: Social Environment of Business
This course examines the interrelationships among business, government and society and how these relationships evolve over time and shape our world. Through the use of readings, cases, and class discussions, students will examine a variety of important topics impacting the global business environment, including business power, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, regulation, multinational corporations, globalization, pollution and environmental quality. A key focus is on the historical origins of the tensions amongst wealth, virtue, and business and society in developed and developing nations and economies. Global marker. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
OL-342: Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ADB-125 or OL-125 Junior prereg status

OL ELE - Students may select four (4) 300 or 400-level Organizational Leadership electives
*BUS-307 may count as a 300-level OL elective in the Major Courses if not taken as part of a concentration area
ECO/FIN - Students may select one Economics or Finance elective

Human Resource Management Concentration Courses

OL-318: Employee and Labor Relations
This course examines employee-management relationships in both the union and non-union environments with an emphasis on best practices. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Junior prereg status
OL-322: Managing Organizational Change
This course focuses on the effective management of human resources during the process of change. It emphasizes change management as a tool for survival, growth, increased productivity and conflict management in the complex and volatile business environment of today and the future. Change in an international environment also is discussed. Offered every year. Team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ADB-215 or OL-215 Junior prereg status
OL-325: Total Rewards
This course covers the development and administration of compensation and benefit programs for organizations. Wage theory, principles and practices, unemployment security, worker income security, group insurance, and disability and pension plans are investigated. Emphasis is placed on objectives, policies, organization, implementation and revision of compensation and benefit systems. Offered as needed. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ADB-211 or OL-211 Junior prereg status
OL-442: Human Resource Strategy and Development
This course provides an in-depth examination of human resource strategy and development. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of sound HR practices and the integral role they play in achieving organizational success. Students will examine the environment of HR management; the challenges of staffing organizations, locally and internationally; the relationship of a learning organization to training and development; the role compensation and benefit strategies play in motivating the developing employee; and the concerns and issues related to employee and labor relations. Senior standing or permission of instructor.
OL-211 and OL-325 or OL-318 Senior prereg status

Students may select either OL-318 or OL-325.
OL ELE - Students may select two 300 or 400-level (2) Organizational Leadership electives
*BUS-307 can satisfy a 300-level OL elective

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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