Online Human Resource Management Program

Online Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

With Grantham University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, you can jumpstart your career in human resource management. A good place to be given that employment of human resources managers is projected to increase between 2010-2020 at a rate of 13%. (Source: Spring 2012 BLS Occupational Outlook Quarterly)

Through our 100% online format and professionally relevant courses, Grantham’s program is designed to provide a comprehensive study of core competencies within the field: Business Management, Business Law, Labor Relations, Employment Law, Training and Development, Performance Management, Quality Management, Compensation and Organizational Behavior.

Human Resource Management Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you should be able to:

  • Describe the strategic management process
  • Evaluate the evolving role of strategic human resource management in business organizations
  • Debate the foundations of the American labor movement
  • Utilize fundamental statistical procedures such as probability, statistical measures and analytical tools, including control charts, methods and process design
  • Facilitate personnel within all stages of the employee lifecycle
  • Conduct training and development programs
  • Determine appropriate compensation and benefits administration
  • Engage in personnel research and job analysis

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Credit Hours 124
Total Credit Hours 124

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
BA260 Business Law I
BA340 Human Resource Management
BA411 Training and Development
BA421 Leadership in Organizations
BA451 Compensation
BA471 Developing Human Resources

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
BA150 Principles of Business Mgmt 3
BA201 Microeconomics 3
BA215 Business Statistics 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
BA301 Business & Society 3
BA325 Labor Relations 3
BA340 Human Resource Management 3
BA370 Employment Law 3
BA411 Training and Development 3
BA420 Organizational Behavior 3
BA421 Leadership in Organizations 3
BA431 Performance Management 3
BA432 Quality Management 3
BA451 Compensation 3
BA471 Developing Human Resources 3
BA490 Business Policy and Strategy 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GU100 Student Success 1
MA105 College Algebra 3
Program and core: 58
Electives (22): 66
Total: 124

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Bachelors
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly
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Career Information

Employees are a vital part of any organization and Human Resource Managers act as the liaison between employees and the company.  This role is vital in any organization because loyal employees historically perform better and only increase the bottom line of an organization. From strategic planning with senior level executives to finding ways to enhance employee morale and productivity and reduce turnover, a Human Resource Manager is able to do it all.

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, overall employment is projected to grow by 13% in the Human Resources industry, which is about as fast as average for all occupations.

  • 81,000
  • 71,800
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

  • The top 10% earn$166,400
  • The median earn$99,180
  • The lower 10% earn$61,500
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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Considering a Career in Human Resources?

The field of human resources is vast, growing and quite popular today. Perhaps an overview of the jobs available in human resources (HR) will give you the background you need to begin studying for your bachelor’s in human resource management. Career analysts say that human resource jobs will be popping up all over the business world, and that the median annual income of human resources jobs is higher than the national average.

Having your life and your education planned in advance will be a huge advantage to breaking into a human resources career. Work experience that qualifies you for higher positions is a must. For the next two decades, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities and income increases are abundant in the HR field. The demands of an HR career include confidentiality, integrity, and an outstanding ability to interact with a variety of workers and individuals from all levels of administration.

Additional experience, degrees and/or continuing education that may be useful to an HR employee or human resources manager include business management and accounting. Finance is becoming increasingly important to the human resources department as well, as the department generally handles not only payroll and benefits dispersal, but also usually has its own internal budget to manage as well.

Human resources is, in a way, the only remaining symbol of bureaucracy in modern business. The department often functions in the role policing, systematizing, and executing decisions made by management. For this reason, there is a great deal of respect and authority conferred upon human resources positions.

Keep in mind that different parts of your organization will have a different view of the human resources department, and when you find your way into that HR management position, that information will serve you well in interacting with personnel at all levels.

HR professionals serve executive agendas, but are sometimes viewed as obstacles to the rest of the organization because they can be thrust into a policing role. Of course, there is no way of avoiding this executive role entirely; however, much of HR in general is transforming. The department is the bastion of rules and principals, which is why most managers turn to HR when faced with sticky issues like sexual harassment cases. It is because of this important and increasingly necessary role that HR jobs are among the strongest in the job market today.

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