Learn how to recruit, motivate and retain qualified employees in the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Southern New Hampshire University's online degree program focuses on developing real-world, in-demand skills. You'll not only learn the foundations of human resource principles, but you'll also receive a comprehensive business education.
Understanding key issues regarding employee safety, labor relations and the management of a global workforce can help set you apart when pursuing your HR career.
The benefits of earning your human resource degree at SNHU include:
The human resources degree online program is perfect for professionals with previous college credit. The program structure allows you to apply previously taken business courses to finish your degree in less time.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management program is currently aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The guidelines are part of SHRM's Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
You'll learn skills you can readily apply to your career, including designing and administering a mix of benefits such as paid leave, insurance, retirement income and various employee services. Upon completion of the human resource management degree, you can continue your education at SNHU and pursue a master's or MBA in human resources or a graduate human resources certificate.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online at SNHU include:
SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an HR concentration emphasizes the use of human resource skills to improve organizations. You'll gain the skills needed for entry- and mid-level roles in the growing HR management field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for human resources managers will grow by 9%, and 7% for human resources specialists through 2026.*
In the human resource management degree online program, you'll learn about leadership, motivation and maximizing an organization's human capital. You'll benefit from applying your course material to real-world situations and learn how to build benefits and programs that can add organizational flexibility or may even steer your corporate culture in a different direction, such as including work-from-home packages for employees.
SNHU's bachelor's in human resource management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
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.
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. Writing Intensive Course.
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.
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.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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