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Columbia College Bachelor's in  Human Resource Management

Columbia College prepares you to help manage the most important asset: people.

Explore human resource management at Columbia College

Human resource professionals provide direction to organizations by helping recruit, train and retain talented employees.

The Human Resource Management major at Columbia College is a good choice if you want to 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.

According to the NCES, “in 2016–17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business” . Your degree will be grounded in a liberal arts education, giving you advanced communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Opportunities to study:

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

Prepare to work in human resources

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

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.

In addition to having business know-how and practical HR skills, you’ll also gain a better understanding of organizational and human behavior.

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

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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  • Core requirements 69 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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