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Online Bachelor's Degree inHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Gain the fundamental knowledge and leadership skills you need to succeed in the field of human resource management.


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You have talent in dealing with people. You display it every day, in all of your interactions. You command respect and have a sharp mind for resolving situations in ways that result in wins all around. In short, you have the skills necessary to keep today's business world running smoothly. You have a mind for Human Resource Management.

In our online B.S. in Human Resource Management online degree program, you’ll learn the foundations of organizational structure and the role of HR professionals in building a culture, managing policy, resolving conflict, and maximizing employee performance.

Human Resource Managers are some of the most vital employees in any workplace, and if the field interests you, our online B.S. in Human Resource Management online degree program will give you exactly what you need to manage effectively. CSU-Global also offers a master's degree in Human Resource Management if you've already completed a bachelor's and are looking to take your career to the next level.

If you're looking to become the one that your colleagues turn to for reasons of staffing, negotiation, and conflict resolution, fill out the contact form on the right for more information.

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Earn Your Bachelor's Degree In Human Resource Management

Compete in the important and rewarding field of Human Resource Management with this online degree program from CSU-Global. Throughout your course of study you will improve your mastery of leadership principles, employee administration, organizational development, and more.

The B.S. in Human Resource Management program is designed to put you ahead of the competition when you look to find the HR job of your dreams. SHRM integration, a rigorous curriculum, and instructors who are experts in the field are here to put you exactly where you want to be in your career.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016. bachelor of Human Resource management AVERAGE SALARY FOR Training and Development Managers $105,830 AVERAGE SALARY FOR Human Resource Specialists $59,180


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Ensure Quality with a ACBSP Accredited Degree

CSU-Global's bachelor's degree in human resource management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body which means your online degree will be recognized and respected by employers.

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The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management provides students with the fundamental knowledge and leadership skills they need to succeed within the human resources field. Students will learn how to apply leadership principles for effective employee administration and organizational development. Specific areas of study include the management of team dynamics, conflict resolution, business policy and employee law, and training and professional development. This program is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management is additionally accredited by ACBSP, which accredits quality business programs across the globe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhance organizational performance and create effective traditional and virtual teams through motivation, organizational culture, and change management.
  • Address the legal and ethical implications of human resources and administration in an organizational setting.
  • Analyze business policy and strategy in relationship to competitors.
  • Resolve conflict by utilizing various management styles
  • Understand employment and compensation requirements

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SHRM Certification and Membership

CSU-Global is committed to ensuring our students remain knowledgeable and competitive in the human resources industry. We’ve partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest global network of human resource professionals, to offer students phenomenal enhancements to their education and careers.

This means not only is our Bachelor’s of Science in HR Management aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, but students can take advantage of special membership and offers related to the SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification exams. *

  • Become a SHRM Member for only $40 per year! That’s a $150 discount on their $190 membership fee. Student SHRM members can take advantage of the network’s scholarship opportunities, conferences, HR news, research reports, and networking events. They also have access to HR publications, webcasts, information, tools, and how-to guides, along with a global network of over 275,000 contacts!
  • Discounted SHRM Certificate Study Materials! When you are getting close to sitting for your certification exam, you can benefit from $250 off the SHRM study materials if you are an existing student SHRM member.**
  • Get reimbursed for up to $300 of your SHRM certification exam! If you take and pass your SHRM certification exam within 12 months of graduation and it is your first time attempting the exam, CSU-Global will reimburse up to $300 of your exam fee. Exam fees range from $300-$400 meaning you could add the SHRM certification to your resume for FREE or a minimal cost- all in addition to earning your accredited degree in HR from a state university! **

CSU-Global firmly believes in the value of earning a SHRM Certification, which is why we’ve worked to make the their network so accessible to our students. Contact your student advisor or the SHRM advisor (shrm.advisor@csuglobal.edu) to take advantage of these exclusive discount opportunities.

*Please note: Students must be existing SHRM members to receive reimbursement and other benefits. Students requesting the SHRM Learning System must be in their capstone/last HRM course to apply for the program (or within 12 months of graduation).

**Subject to change at any time.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for human resources managers is 13%, compared to the all-occupations average of 10%. This puts it at only slightly above average growth, which means strong competition for the best jobs.

It won't be enough to have a passion or talent for human resources; as organizations expand they will be looking to choose the most qualified applicants. That's where CSU-Global comes in, with our accredited Human Resource Management degree and SHRM curriculum alignment.  If you're looking for a great career in the field of human resources, a degree from an intensive, properly aligned program can prove your dedication before you even show up for the interview.

You may be a great human resources manager if you are...

  • An active listener.
  • Fair in your judgment and decision making.
  • Able to solve complex problems.
  • Socially perceptive.
  • Comfortable working with and managing teams.

Human resources managers must be able to expertly manage team dynamics, resolve conflicts, train employees, chart paths for professional development, and manage business policy and employee law, all of which are studied directly in our B.S. in Human Resource Management program.

Human Resource Management is a crucial discipline across all organizations, from private sector to government to non-profit. The specific day-to-day activities will differ between places of employment, but the vital nature of the role will always remain high. If you're looking to become one of the most valued and productive members of any workplace, fill out the form on the right-hand side of this page for more information. We'll be in touch to help you get there.

Degree Optimization

We provide students with career-relevant resources to help them succeed outside of the classroom. That's why we created Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, specific to our programs of study, spotlighting the knowledge, skills, and abilities that hiring managers find essential to success in the field. Human Resources Systems and Service and Strategic Human Resource Leadership are two of the awards you can receive as part of our Human Resource Management degree program.

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CSU-Global’s accredited B.S. in Human Resource Management online program is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the human resources field. The program consists of 10 three-credit core courses as part of a full 120-credit bachelor’s degree. Maximize your transfer credits and take advantage of our alternative credit options to finish faster and for less!

  • ORG300: Applying Leadership Principles

    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

  • MGT350: Business Policy and Strategy

    An analysis of the process of developing business policies and how strategies are formulated, implemented, and evaluated. Students will gain the knowledge of how business strategies establish and influence the company's position within its industry.

  • HRM300: Principles of Human Resource Management

    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.

  • HRM350: Compensation and Performance Management

    Compensation and performance evaluations are principle functions of human resources. In this course, students will examine the monetary and non-monetary strategies that enable an organization to fairly and innovatively compensate employees, raising their productivity and satisfaction in the workplace. Additionally, students will explore the development and utilization of a performance evaluation tool that informs and motivates employees to excel in their position. The development of effective compensation and performance evaluations systems remains a critical component of organizational success.

  • HRM470: Human Resource Management in a Global World

    This course is designed to provide critical knowledge and strategies to manage human resource systems and practices in a global context. The multinational and global corporation forms the basis for further study and insight in global human resource responsibilities, including: international cultures and customs, repatriation/expatriation, international organizational structures, organized labor, global business practices, applicable international law and regulations, differing work/life balances, and compensation and benefits.

  • HRM435: Creating a Diverse and Ethical Workforce

    A key responsibility of today’s human resource professional is to create a diverse workforce that is socially aware and possessed of the highest ethical disposition. In this course, students will learn how to create and promote a diverse workforce that values collaboration and teamwork, both in the traditional and virtual settings. Additionally, students will examine the ability to make reasoned, fair, and just decisions to enhance an organization’s reputation, credibility, and sustainability. For example, through the creation of a code of ethics, the employment of analytical methods, and the development of sound and logical arguments, human resource professionals can assume a leadership role in promoting the ethical conduct of the organization. This course is an equivalent of HRM450; earning credit for both courses is not permissible.

  • HRM445: Labor Relations and Employment Law

    This course provides comprehensive knowledge of labor relations and conflict resolution. Key topics include collective bargaining, negotiations, grievance and arbitration processing, and conflict resolution between management, unions, and employees. There is strong emphasis on the historical and current aspect of unions and labor relations in public and private sectors, including the developing of innovative collective bargaining and negotiation strategies that create respectful and collaborative discussions. Moreover, the ability to author and interpret union agreements and memorandum of understanding is explored. Students will work to understand the core principles of employment law which include the ability to define and apply legal terminology to employment issues and the ability to analyze legal cases and legal concepts, and will explore the legal framework for employment relationships, examine the relationship between employment law and HR policies, and examine the range of legal liability for HR. This course is an equivalent of HRM450; earning credit for both courses is not permissible.

  • HRM440: Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development

    This course provides students with a broad understanding of the innovative strategies to effectively staff, train, and develop employees. Recruiting and selecting the most talented employees is a key focus of this course, including job searching techniques, interviewing candidates, assessing the qualifications and competencies of applicants, presenting an attractive job offer, orientating new employees into the organization, and creating lifework balance within the organization. Additionally, learning the functions and duties of a position is critical to employee success; students will learn to create and promote training and developing programs to provide employees with the knowledge to competently perform their duties, thereby driving success throughout the organization.

  • HRM460: Organizational Development

    The study of organizational systems and strategies designed to drive organizational competitive advantage and enhance organizational performance. Specific focus is on systems thinking, becoming a learning organization, and continuous improvement.

  • HRM481: Capstone - Human Resource Management

    In this course, students synthesize the skills learned throughout the program to address human resources issues in a comprehensive project. Students integrate their knowledge of leadership, legal and ethical responsibilities, policy and strategy, team dynamics, conflict management and negotiations, and staff training and development to improve organizational performance.

  • HRM495: Human Resource Management Practicum

    This course is designed for students as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the B.S. in Human Resources Management under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments are designed to combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals, a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor, as well as a final report reviewing the practicum experience. Prerequisite: HRM300. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

* HRM495 is an optional course that will provide students with practical experience in human resource management. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.


You can customize your online Human Resource Management degree by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of five upper-division courses (15 credit hours) in a more specific area of interest. A specialization is not required to complete a bachelor’s degree, but it is an ideal way to tailor your educational experience to your professional goals and personal interests.

Explore Your Specialization Options for Your B.S. in Human Resource Management: 

  • Computer Programming

    Computer Programming specialization is aimed at non-computer science majors who would like to broaden their programming capabilities. Courses cover an entire spectrum of basic programming and software development techniques for analysis, design, and implementation of software applications across various operating systems and platforms.

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  • Criminal Forensics

    The Criminal Forensics program is ideal for students interested in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Gain the knowledge and skills to pursue or advance a career as a medical examiner, crime analyst, criminal investigator, or similar position in this exciting field.

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  • Criminal Justice Management

    The criminal justice field includes careers in security, the court system, corrections, forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Justice Management program provides advanced leadership skills to further one’s professional development in these areas.

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  • Criminology

    The Criminology program focuses on the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the legal system. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement, social work, forensics, welfare, pathology, probation, or other public safety positions will gain a competitive advantage through the Criminology program.

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  • Data Management and Analysis

    The Data Management and Analysis program is designed for students interested in careers related to information systems and networking. Professionals interested in the information technology field who desire in-depth knowledge of how to manage enterprise data should consider this program.

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  • Digital Marketing

    Earn an undergraduate specialization in digital marketing with CSU-Global. Learn valuable skills to expand your career in SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing and Content.

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  • Emergency Management

    While emergency situations cannot always be avoided, proper critical response and preparation can drastically improve public safety. The Emergency Management program provides professionals, including safety directors, emergency specialists, consultants, analysts, and direct responders, with the skills necessary in a wide array of emergencies.

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  • Foundations of Accounting

    This program provides business principles and other applied skills in the area of accounting to assist professionals at all levels. In addition to accountants and CPAs, this program provides financial understanding for budget and cost analysts, payroll specialists, auditors, tax consultants, advisors, managers, and more.

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  • Fundraising

    If you are looking to enter a career in fundraising CSU-Global offers specialization programs, learn more about your education opportunities today.

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  • Healthcare Management

    The Healthcare Management program provides professionals in clinics, hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, research facilities, and more with the focused training required to handle the unique management challenges of the healthcare industry. This program gives students a competitive edge in an ever-changing field.

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  • Information Technology Management

    As technology continues to advance, the need for qualified IT managers grows as well. Through the Information Technology Management Specialization, students gain the administrative knowledge needed to meet the demands of corporate technology systems including problem solving, resource allocation, networking, security, and more.

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  • Information Technology Operations

    This program provides a basic understanding of technology operations, networking, problem-solving, development, and more. Professionals interested in careers that require knowledge of information technology, including administrators, department managers, system analysts, and more, will benefit from this program.

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  • International Business

    The undergraduate specialization in International Business prepares students for international management career opportunities within multinational industries and organizations. Learners will gain an understanding of economic, legal, governmental, financial, and cultural issues related to international business.

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  • Marketing

    Students interested in the global field of marketing will benefit from this specialization, which includes promotion, creative services, public relations, research, consulting, communications, advertisement, strategy, branding, and much more. The Marketing program provides the tools necessary to be successfully employed in many areas within this field.

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  • Operations Management and Supervision

    The Operations Management and Supervision program is ideal for students who pursue careers in logistics or manufacturing and production. These courses provide knowledge and skills to improve efficiency, efficacy, and performance in organizational operations.

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  • Project Management

    Students interested in project management should consider this program to gain comprehensive theories and concepts on how to improve organizational efficiency and performance on a per project basis. Ideal for both Project Management Professionals (PMP) and those interested in entering this growing field.

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  • Public and Non-Profit Management

    Students interested in careers within the public and non-profit sectors should consider pursuing a specialization or certificate of completion in Public and Non-Profit Management. This program provides students with management and decision-making abilities necessary within these organizations.

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  • Public Relations

    Public relations specialists aim to generate a positive image for their clients by maintaining relationships with media professionals, developing campaigns, creating print and web-based materials, writing speeches, and managing digital media.

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  • Strategic Communications

    Effective communication can increase efficiency and results in a wide array of professional positions. The Strategic Communication program improves both internal and external messaging, delivery, and comprehension for managers, consultants, marketing and public relations specialists, human resources, and more.

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We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in education, so our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state tuition, and tuition guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled. Find out how you can earn your online bachelor’s degree in human resources management without breaking the bank.

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