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100% Online BS in Business: Human Resource Management

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Work Toward Positive Change with Human Resource Management

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  • Duration 3.5 Years
  • Cost per Credit $410
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Gain core business knowledge and experience in 6-week sessions
  • Build skills specific to human resource management in a fully online program
  • Learn directly from industry professionals in a program with built-in support

Make Positive Changes to Your Career, Your Company, and Employees’ Lives

Help an organization transform its key business goals and key objectives to successful outcomes. Earn the online BS in Business with a major in Human Resource Management to build knowledge and experience in talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, HR policy and employment law and best practices in Human Resource Management. Graduate with the most current skills employers look for to stand out as a top competitor for your next role.

Build Real-World Experience and Skillsets

40 Courses

6 Weeks Each

Prepare to make positive changes in benefits, compensation, compliance, training, labor relations, and more. The curriculum for our online BS in Business: Human Resource Management degree gives you the credentials, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities employers look for in professional business roles.

You’ll get expert-level instruction and leadership training from industry professionals who prepare you for the real challenges of advanced roles and ensure you can thrive throughout your career.

To view the complete list of program courses, visit the curriculum for all business programs.

Required Human Resource Management Major Courses

This course’s objective is to develop the ability to read, interpret, identify the differences and the relationships between the primary financial statements. This objective is met not only by analyzing the effect of business transactions on financial statements and financial ratios but also by recording essential transactions, measuring the amounts of assets, liabilities, owner’s equities, revenues, and expenses, and preparing the primary financial statements. This course also explains the difference between the cash and accrual bases of income measurement, the use of t-account analysis in determining important measures of business activity, and how the time value of money affects the measurement of liabilities. This emphasis on financial statements is facilitated by a semester-long study of the content of corporate annual reports culminating in a comprehensive annual report project.

Prerequisite: sophomore status with the exception of highly qualified first-year accounting majors

This course provides the 21st Century foundation for business students who will need newly shaped perspectives, solid research and communication skills, positive ethical spirit, and new technological resources to work and make decisions in global economy. Students learn the basics of business, the process of innovation and the role that business plays in society. Students are encouraged to develop their own innovative capacities, whether they want to start up a business of their own, augment the capabilities of a small business, step up to the myriad of non-profit challenges, or excel in corporate America. Students learn how to think systematically as business professionals, innovators and/or entrepreneurs. By first exploring the economics of business, in this country and beyond, students begin to recognize that all businesses are subject to ongoing trends, discoveries and breakthroughs that must be accommodated. Some represent threats; others opportunities. None can be ignored. Learning that the form of a business should follow the functions it must provide, students discover the range of options available to them as they contemplate career paths that may be of interest to them. Finally, students are provided with insight into each of the areas of functional expertise found in all organizations; i.e., finance and accounting, marketing and sales, customer support, operations, logistics, et. al.

This course is a presentation and discussion of the specific functions of an organization’s Human Resource Department, including the human relation, knowledge, and skills vital to a successful manager. The standards for a manager, the subordinate, and the organization are discussed, as well as the supportive relationship between the employees and the organization.

Corequisite: BUS 235

This course examines the array of initiatives and tools to effectively managing talent with the goal of supporting organizational outcomes and fit. The student will be exposed to methodologies utilized in planning, recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, managing and retaining employees. Performance management in diverse industries is included as a focus of study.

Prerequisite: BUS 255

Organizational Development and Change provides students with the opportunity to learn critical theory and application in the field of Organizational Behavior and Change and how to use that knowledge to improve organizational development to adapt quickly and effectively to change. Students apply proven methods to help organizations achieve goals and build capabilities to meet future challenges.

Prerequisite: BUS 235

This course provides a strong overview of the process of job analysis and job design related to position descriptions, job evaluation and the development of wage/salary structures. Connections will be established between individual, group and/or organizational outcomes. Students will study traditional and progressive approaches to employee benefit packages, specifically in terms of meeting the needs of the changing workforce.

Prerequisite: BUS 255

This course builds a bridge from students’ general education to the work they do in the field of business. With the aim of preparing students for both professional life and graduate work, this writing-intensive course introduces disciplinary strategies for preparing routine business correspondence, for investigating provocative issues, and for communicating to others about them. In this way, the course offers students time to learn and to practice more advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; in using appropriate software support in presentations; and in mastering information literacy in the field of business. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of communication with time-on-task and real world, discipline-specific models for communication tasks.

Prerequisite: ENG 114 and ENG 124 or ENG 134

HR Policy, Employment Law and Records Management A positive approach to understanding and integrating the legislative environment impacting human resources with the development and implementation of internal policy and procedure from an ethical business perspective. Topics include exposure to federal legislation, labor relations, employment handbooks, documentation and Human Resource Information System.

Prerequisite: BUS 255

Analysis of current and projected global human resource trends and initiatives, as well as HR benchmarks and outcomes practices. Best practices from organizations who meet or exceed HR outcomes will be researched and analyzed for reflection and innovation.

Prerequisite: BUS 255, BUS 262, BUS 307, BUS 329

The BS in Business: Human Resource Management program requires 32 credits of general electives. Learn more about which courses apply to these credits by speaking with an enrollment counselor.

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This course provides a manager’s persepective on the law for business students. Students learn the practical implications of law in their own lives and what they must be ready for as they encounter civil and criminal legal issues and business formation issues. Students are introduced to the court systems, parts of the government that impact business, and how they affect and impact the life of the individual and businesses. Students learn about contracts, different types of business, and areas of regulation surrounding the relationship between employers, employees, and the government.

This course studies the legal environment of business, including an examination of the format and characteristics of corporations, partnerships, and agency law. The law of contracts is studied in detail.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LAW 103

What You’ll Learn

With your business degree and major in human resource management, you can advance your career to a role in benefits, compliance, training, labor relations, and more. Your knowledge of organizational dynamics, coupled with outstanding leadership capabilities and experience, bring you confidence in knowing you’ll be an asset to the team.

By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:

Step into Highly Desired HR Roles with Skills and Confidence

Graduate from the online BS in Business program with a major in Human Resource Management ready to step into an array of roles across the HR industry, such as human resource specialist, earning a mean annual salary of $69,290.1 Then explore titles and salaries along your career path, like training and development managers, who earn a mean salary of $128,8002 more than double the national average.

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Learn from Industry Experts

At The American Women’s College, your learning is expanded by the rich workplace experience our faculty bring to the classroom. Faculty are professionals who hold an array of titles in the fields they teach. Their involvement in the day-to-day challenges of their role and industry brings curriculums to life with real-world examples as you connect what you learn to what they share.

Faculty Spotlight

Each faculty member at TAWC incorporates real industry experience into each lesson. As a student, you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one support and graduate fully prepared to face the challenges of your chosen field.

Megan Piccus, Senior Director of Business Programs at The American Women’s College

Megan comes to Bay Path with years of business and academic experience and is delighted to bring her enthusiasm for teaching and business expertise to The American Women’s College.

Megan is the program director for the Business programs that include business administration, accounting, business analytics, operations management, strategic HR management, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing. She is additionally responsible for the leadership and organizational studies program.

Megan has worked in business for United Technologies Corporation (UTC). She was most recently at Pratt & Whitney based in East Hartford, CT, where she managed talent development for the Manufacturing Engineering population for all Pratt US operations. She also worked at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, another UTC company, where she had various operations and management roles.

Megan has 18 years of teaching experience at Springfield Technical Community College as a tenured professor with a teaching specialty in operation management (Quality/6 Sigma/Lean).

Review More Career-Focused Majors

Explore other possible majors in our business degree that deliver deep knowledge and experience in the current theories, technologies, and strategies in a business area with strong growth rates and above-average salaries.

BS in Business: Accounting

Learn what accounting numbers mean to managers and within key business areas as you build technical accounting skills.

BS in Business: Business Administration

Take a deep dive into business topics including sales, project management, purchasing, planning, and marketing.

BS in Business: Digital Marketing Management

Create, manage, and analyze digital marketing strategies and earn industry-recognized certifications.

BS in Business: Operations Management

Learn to organize people, products, services, and information to streamline processes and save time and money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

The average time it takes to earn your bachelor’s in one of the BS in Business programs is three and a half years. Please see our curriculum page for the courses and their descriptions.

Tuition is $410 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 120 credits for a total tuition of $49,200. Please be sure to review our tuition page to review all costs.

Yes, the BS in Business programs accept up to 90 transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.

You’ll complete a total of 120 credits to earn the BS in Business in Human Resource Management degree. Take a moment to view the curriculum if you haven’t already. The total number of credits earned at The American Women’s College depends on the number of transfer credits you have (up to 90).

  • A completed application
  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Transcripts

You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.

Earning your BS in Business: Human Resource Management prepares you for various careers within the human resource industry in benefits, compliance, training, labor relations, and more.

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Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Human Resources Specialists.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics. “11-3131 Training and Development Managers.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes113131.htm.