Earn an Online Human Resource Management Degree (Bachelor of Business Administration)


Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business Administration

Prepare for an administrative or management career in the field of Human Resources with an online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Grantham University. This IACBE-accredited program will give you the theories, principles, practices and skills you need to take your HR career to the next level.

Plus, coursework for this program has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

What will I learn in this online human resources management degree program?

You’ll learn how to handle the administrative functions of an HR department. You’ll also gain strategies for recruiting, labor relations, interviewing, compensation, strategic planning and more.

What careers can I pursue with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management?

From HR Manager to Compensation and Benefits Manager, this degree program is designed to help you pursue a career in human resource management1. And because these professionals and the skills they bring to the table are necessary in nearly every industry, including private and public sectors, you could work almost anywhere.

How long is the online human resources management degree program?

At 124 credit hours, the online Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business Administration degree program is designed to be completed in 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will this online degree program in human resources management cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business Administration

Human Resource Management Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing online human resources degree program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking through applying decision-support tools
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Distinguish the theories, principles and concepts related to the foundational areas of business
  • Evaluate the evolving role of strategic human resource management in business organizations
  • Evaluate personnel in all stages of the employee lifecycle
  • Analyze economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts related to human resource management
  • Describe and explain ethical obligations and responsibilities of business
  • Describe decision making skills that are relevant to professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • Understand the importance of human and social diversity
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Grantham University’s Online Human Resource Management Degree Program is IACBE Accredited.

Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business Administration

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Grantham can help you pursue a career in human resource management and labor relations1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist

Employers can include:

  • Professional firms
  • Communications companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Local businesses
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal
SHRM Acknowledged

Coursework for this program has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business Administration

Grantham University’s 100% online human resource management coursework is designed to help you prepare for your next career.

SHRM Acknowledged

Coursework for this program has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Total Credit Hours: 73
Program Electives: 39
Open Electives: 12
Accreditation(s): DEAC, IACBE

Textbook Information

Program Core: 49
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU100 Title: Student Success Credits: 1
  This required one-credit hour course introduces Grantham students to various strategies for learning and helps develop skills essential for succeeding in an online education program. Students complete selfassessments to become familiar with their learning styles and how to use their learning styles in online studies. Students successfully completing this course are more proficient in time management, reading skills, writing techniques, memory abilities, and test-taking strategies. Students learn how to navigate within Grantham University's online course learning environment, submit assignments, and where to go for academic assistance. GU100 is normally taken with level 100 or 200 courses that offer the most common challenges in working in an online learning environment. Students complete assignments in both courses simultaneously as a learning strategy for general education and entry-level knowledge acquisition while developing successful online study skills. Successful completion of G
Course: BA150 Title: Principles of Business Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Course: BA201 Title: Microeconomics Credits: 3
  This course provides the undergraduate student with an introduction to microeconomics. It provides the student with a sound foundation in economic thinking that is central to business. Topics that are covered include supply and demand, opportunity costs, elasticities, utility theory, the economic concept of the firm, the relationship between costs and capital in the short-run and in the long-run, competition, monopoly, anti-trust laws, and public and private goods.
Course: BA215 Title: Business Statistics Credits: 3
  In this course students learn to apply descriptive and inferential statistics to solve business problems. Students perform statistical analysis of samples, compute the measures of location and dispersion, and perform linear and multiple regression and correlation analysis. Other topics include constructing a hypothesis, performing one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty.
Course: BA260 Title: Business Law I Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the law that affects business operations including the topics of torts, contracts, commercial paper, and sales. New developments that affect the legal environment of business are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of law that governs business and will gain an understanding of how new developments in technology affect business law.
Course: BA301 Title: Business and Society Credits: 3
  This intermediate course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of business and how it relates to society as a whole. The major topics include the corporation in society, the business and the social environment, business and the ethical environment, business and government in a global society, the corporation and the natural environment, business and technological change. A systems-thinking approach is central to the course, wherein business, government, and society are so closely intertwined that an action that affects one will inevitably affect the others. The corporation's responsibilities to primary and secondary stakeholders, both economic and ethical, are studied in light of various social issues.
Course: BA325 Title: Labor Relations Credits: 3
  This intermediate business administration course examines the historical and legal basis for labor relations and collective bargaining in the United States. The growth and evolution of labor law due to court decisions, NLRB rulings, and changes in the environment of union and management relations are covered, as well as analyses of the implications of changing labor laws in the workplace. Topics include estimation of wages and benefits, computerized costing, negotiating techniques, contract enforcement, grievances, and arbitration.
Course: BA340 Title: Human Resource Management Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a comprehensive review of the concepts and techniques associated with strategic human resource management (HRM) in an emerging global context. Key issues examined are the legal, ethical, and regulatory nature of the business environment. Also studied are the specific technical areas of job evaluation, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance appraisal, and employee relations. Of particular importance is the examination of such areas as technology, international staffing, and global competition.
Course: BA370 Title: Employment Law Credits: 3
  This course provides the student with a basic understanding of law that affects business in the area of employment, including employment relationship and procedure, employment discrimination, and government regulation of employment. New developments affecting the legal environment of employment are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of employment law that governs business and how new developments affect employment law.
Course: BA411 Title: Training and Development Credits: 3
  Students demonstrate training and development as a process designed to assist an individual to learn new skills, knowledge, or attitudes. As a result, these individuals make a change or transformation that improves or enhances their performance. These improvements ensure that people and organizations are able to do things better, faster, easier, and with higher quality and a better return on investment.
Course: BA420 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to concepts and principles of organizational behavior. Students investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness. Topics addressed include motivation, leadership, communications, group structure and process, attitude and values, and the change process.
Course: BA421 Title: Leadership in Organizations Credits: 3
  Students support leadership as a way of acting that involves the influence of people to inspire change toward a mutually-desired outcome. Technological advancements and globalization have created a business environment where rapid and constant change is the norm. This course uncovers how effective leaders embrace the inevitability of constant change and diversity, and use their interpersonal skills to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction and inspire employees.
Course: BA431 Title: Performance Management Credits: 3
  Students ascertain the purpose of performance management as the approach of systems thinking into the process of work improvement in organizations. This course examines the systems approach in measuring human performance and its alignment with organizational objectives. This approach is from the process of using metrics, removing barriers and studying the end results of the business. The course also explores some of the systems in transferring the approach of employee involvement into successful organizations.
Course: BA432 Title: Quality Management Credits: 3
  Students analyze quality management as a statistical base of quality control. The applications of these tools design and implement a quality management system, while also addressing the underpinnings of quality theory and quality philosophy through basic mathematical equations of quality control, and develop methods for applying these tools to design, manufacturing, and inspection procedures. By examining the means used by quality managers, students unveil how members of the organization perform in their tasks in such a way that promotes quality in its processes and ensures continuous improvement in its performance.
Course: BA451 Title: Compensation Credits: 3
  Students integrate the concepts and topics related to the field of compensation to organizations. The course covers topics such as skill and performance competency analysis, compensation strategies, benchmarking job types, structuring pay merits, forms of pay, performance appraisals, determining benefit structures and Government and Legal issues in compensation. This course is designed to allow practical application of compensation in organizations through analyzing asset variations and the employee performance/recompense relationship.
Course: BA471 Title: Developing Human Resources Credits: 3
  In this course, students develop targeted skills using human resource systems as a management tool. Students develop expertise in creating and implementing hiring, training and reward systems. This framework includes viewing human resources as a way to enhance employee retention, development, career advancement and performance management.
Course: BA490 Title: Business Policy and Strategy Credits: 3
  Business Policy and Strategy is the capstone course for business administration majors. This advanced course is designed to provide students with a general management perspective of the total business enterprise. Students learn new strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation concepts and techniques. Students use this new knowledge, coupled with knowledge acquired from other courses, to chart the future direction of different types of organizations. The course builds on previous courses in diverse functional areas to offer insights and analytical tools, which a general manager needs to plan and implement successful business policies and strategies. The course emphasizes the practical application of business theory to business problems.
General Education: 24
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course focuses on the basic principles of effective verbal communication and the related functions in contemporary public settings. Emphasis is placed on speech to inform and to persuade, with special consideration given to fundamental communication skills, including organization, reasoning, explanation, and listening. Students will learn to prepare a speech without the need to memorize the presentation. This course is designed to help students understand the difference between ideas and memorizing words. The progression of learning should help students learn to understand, value, and practice the human communication process.
Course: CS105 Title: Introduction to Computer Applications Credits: 3
  Students are introduced to basic computer concepts as well as techniques and tools for folder and file navigation and manipulation. Students explore the fundamentals of an office productivity suite, developing skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Course: GP210 Title: American Government I Credits: 3
  This undergraduate course provides an introduction to American government and politics. Topics include the concept of a constitutional democracy, federalism, first amendment rights, equal rights under the law, political culture, political ideology, interest groups, lobbying, and political campaigns and elections.
Course: GU299 Title: General Education Capstone Credits: 3
  GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University's general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. By highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially-aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.
Course: GS102 Title: Introduction to Life Science Credits: 3
  This course gives the student a broad overview of the following biological processes and topics: the anatomy of the cell, cell division, species diversity, and species classification. This course attempts to relate the subject matter to everyday occurrences.
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth - and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  An introductory level course on the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing, and exponential and logarithmic functions.