Skip to main content

Search Bar Icon Close Menu

Human Resource Management Degree


Become an HR professional

Apply at no cost now

Explore HR management

Human resource specialists provide direction to organizations by helping recruit, train and retain talented employees. It’s a great program for students who enjoy working with others. Learn to steer the strategic direction and effectiveness of an organization while applying concepts to help manage and retain the most important asset – human capital.

At Columbia College, students learn the basics of business alongside talent acquisition, compliance, employee relations, compensations and benefits. You’ll also gain a better understanding of human resource systems in diverse and inclusive organizations.

In addition to accounting, economics and other foundational business skills, you’ll study:

  • HR management
  • Diversity in organizations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Recruitment, staffing & performance management
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Training & development
  • Marketing

Degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - St. Louis
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - St. Louis
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
  • Human Resource Management Certificate

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AE - Guantanamo Bay
    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CA - Los Alamitos
    • CA - San Luis Obispo
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - NAS Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • IL - Elgin
    • IL - Freeport
    • IL - Great Lakes
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - Rolla
    • MO - Springfield
    • MO - St. Louis
    • MO - Waynesville
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
    • WA - Whidbey Island
  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resources emphasis

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - NSB Kings Bay
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Rolla
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville

Prepare to work in human resources

Every industry relies on professionals to oversee employment, compensation and benefits, employee policies and training and development.

You’ll graduate prepared to contribute to the strategic goals of an organization. In addition to having business know-how and practical HR skills, you’ll also gain a better understanding of organizational and human behavior.

5%

Employment growth

33k

New jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, BLS.gov/OOH

Some possible paths include:

  • Administrative services
  • Benefits & compensation management
  • Human resource support
  • Human resource management
  • Labor relations
  • Risk management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Training & development

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.


Small classes

Students learning in small class.

Students benefit from small classes taught by leaders in the industry. You’ll also gain experience through internship opportunities.


Facilities

Night class from outside of business building.

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

Schedule a visit Take a virtual tour

Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.


"“I believe that all of my HR and business courses have allowed me to see things not just from the job seeker’s side but from the business side as well. That allows me to be able to give the veterans I work with a more realistic approach to their job-seeking process.”
— Nilsa Gonzalez ’19, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Coordinator


News & events


+

Apply now