Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management
Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management degree online from Ashford University. This IACBE accredited degree demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of the human resources function within modern, complex organizations. This degree program is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Curriculum Guidelines which makes you eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional exam (SHRM-CP) in your final year of study in the human resources management program once you have 500 hours of relevant HR experience. Scholarships are also available.
What you will learn
This degree program demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of the human resources function within modern, complex organizations. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management, you will be able to:
- Evaluate internal and external organizational environments and the impact of their interrelationships on human-resource functions
- Analyze the process of job analysis, staffing, appraisal and compensation, training, career planning, and organizational development
- Examine the interaction among management, labor, and labor law
- Assess and develop methods designed to prevent employer liability and labor-relation issues (i.e., anti-discrimination statutes, employee and labor relations, union and non-union environment issues)
- Analyze the ethical, legal, and safety challenges faced in the workplace
Your Courses in Human Resources Management
In this curriculum, you will learn about the business, ethical, legal, and social factors that shape today's workplace. Your courses cover a variety of subjects from recruitment and training to labor laws, compensation, and benefits. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (45 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Specializations in Human Resources Management
You may choose to delve into other areas of human resources management when you add a specialization to your Human Resources Management degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. The Human Resources Management degree offers a specialization in Entrepreneurship.
BA in Human Resources Management
Learn more about the BA in Human Resources Management program. In this video, Dr. Lora Reed, Chair of the BA in Human Resources Management program, talks about the program curriculum and details the many career options that graduates could explore.
Careers in Human Resources Management
The many career opportunities you might pursue include: Human Resources Manager, Compensation Specialist, Benefits Administrator, and Training Manager. Take a look at your potential career options.
The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management degree is IACBE accredited.