Online Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resource Management
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What do you do with a degree in human resource management?
Discover approaches for recruiting, hiring and supporting human capital within an organization. Strayer’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a human resource management concentration can help you learn best practices – and how to implement them in the workplace.
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11-week courses in the program
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Do you need a degree to be successful in human resource management?
Strayer’s online human resource management degree can help put you on the path to success in the field. You’ll learn the drivers of excellence in human resource management, including recruitment, training, compensation and benefits. You’ll also learn strategies for promoting productivity, enhancing workforce efficiency and resolving issues to help you stand out in the field.
What skills do you need to be a human resources manager?
- Explore the human resource management process, its role in supporting organizational strategies and the functions involved in workforce planning, staffing and retention.
- Encounter the latest human resource functions, trends and theories to drive productivity, along with accepted policies and programs that encourage workforce efficiency.
- Learn how developing strategic business decisions can help resolve workforce management issues.
- Evaluate the major human resource management functions used by organizations for staffing, training and development and compensation administration.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands on faculty of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?
- There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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How much does a bachelor’s in business administration cost?
The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the BBA program.
Estimate your tuition expenses and the length of your degree program with Strayer’s Personalized Education Plan Financial Calculator.
Program cost breakdown
In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1,480 per course.* There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee. To get a more detailed estimate, use Strayer’s Personalized Education Plan Financial Calculator.
*Students enrolled in North Carolina and Pennsylvania have a cost per course of $2,490, but have 12 total courses.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. BBA students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the BBA degree (if approved).** Strayer’s Transfer Credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
**Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to 4 classes.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our Financial Aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
Save up to $14,800 on your Strayer bachelor’s degree by accessing your general education courses through our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*
*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Sophia. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about Strayer’s active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in human resource management?
Your online human resource management degree provides a solid framework in business administration and operations, as well as practical knowledge related to staffing, training and development, compensation and general human resource management.
What is a minor in college?
A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.
How does a minor work?
Since you can use elective courses to complete the minor, in most cases you won’t have to spend extra time and money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.
Should you get a minor in college?
Getting a minor can give you a professional edge. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.
Human resource management concentration course list
Analyzes the major human resource management functions in organizations. Presents the various components of the human resource management process (planning, recruitment, selection, training/development, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations, employee relations), and the associated activities to perform these functions. Highlights the human resource management responsibilities of all managers. Emphasizes job analysis considerations, the supporting role of human resource management to strategic planning, and the major government legislation affecting human resource management.
Examines the considerations for human resource management in support of global business operations. Analyzes the sources of labor, business strategy, corporate culture, and cultural differences as elements of global human resource planning. Reviews fundamental human resource issues such as compensation, productivity, and training.
Examines the role of staffing to support an organization's strategy and improve productivity. Reviews the key legal compliance issues associated with staffing organizations. Emphasis is placed on HRM planning, job analysis, effective recruitment strategies, developing selection processes, and formulation of staffing plans. Provides considerations for employee retention.
Presents the concepts of learning (cognitive and behaviorist), principles of instructional design, and the relationship of motivation and learning. Analyzes the phases of the training process model and the activities associated with each phase. Reviews how to develop viable training programs to fit a variety of organizational requirements for both employee and management training and development.
Introduces and analyzes the basic concepts of compensation administration in organizations. Provides an intensive study of the wage system, methods of job evaluation, wage and salary structures, and the legal constraints on compensation programs.
Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.
Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.
Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.
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Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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