Bachelor's in Human Resource Management

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Why Study Human Resource Management? 

Our forward-looking program equips you to be a force for change and innovation in any organization. You’ll learn how to steer the strategic direction and effectiveness of an organization while applying concepts to help manage and retain the most important asset – human capital. 

What You'll Learn 

With a Human Resources degree, you’ll gain professional freedom by learning to shape the success of organizations in a wide variety of industries. Our diverse curriculum prepares you to coordinate an organization’s workforce, manage benefit programs, recruit new talent and retain employees. You’ll gain business know-how and practical HR skills, as well as a better understanding of organizational and human behavior.

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Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Columbia College.

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

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

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Careers & Outcomes 

At Columbia College, you’ll graduate ready to contribute to the strategic goals of an organization. Prepare to coordinate an organization’s workforce, manage benefit programs, recruit new talent and retain employees. Employment of HR professions is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Some possible paths include: 

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

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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