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Manage Confidently as an Effective Leader with a BS in Human Resource Management Degree

Competitive human resource professionals with a human resource management degree are necessary throughout all industries and fields. If you have a passion for working with people and resolving conflict with win-win solutions, these are some of the responsibilities you could take on in HR:


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What will I learn in the Human Resources degree program?

Gain the fundamental knowledge and leadership skills necessary to succeed in HR management. As a student in the B.S. in Human Resource Management degree program at CSU Global, you will learn how to apply leadership principles for effective employee administration and organizational development. Specific areas of study include:

  • Management of Team Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Business Policy
  • Employee Law
  • Training
  • Professional Development

Additionally, CSU Global’s online Bachelor of Human Resource Management is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. As the largest global network of human resource professionals, our partnership with SHRM gives students additional opportunities to enhance their education and careers.

CSU Global firmly believes in the value of earning a SHRM Certification, which is why we make the network so accessible to students.

Details are subject to change at any time, and there are restrictions and eligibility requirements. Contact your student success counselor or the SHRM advisor ( to take advantage of these exclusive student discount opportunities.

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This bachelor's in human resources degree contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.

Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!

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Core Degree Courses (30 Credits)

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • MGT350 Business Policy and Strategy
    An analysis of the process of developing business policies and how strategies are formulated, implemented, and evaluated. Students will gain the knowledge of how business strategies establish and influence the company's position within its industry.
  • HRM300 Principles of Human Resource Management
    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.
  • HRM350 Compensation and Performance Management
    Compensation and performance evaluations are principle functions of human resources. In this course, students will examine the monetary and non-monetary strategies that enable an organization to fairly and innovatively compensate employees, raising their productivity and satisfaction in the workplace. Additionally, students will explore the development and utilization of a performance evaluation tool that informs and motivates employees to excel in their position. The development of effective compensation and performance evaluations systems remains a critical component of organizational success.
  • HRM470 Human Resource Management in a Global World
    This course is designed to provide critical knowledge and strategies to manage human resource systems and practices in a global context. The multinational and global corporation forms the basis for further study and insight in global human resource responsibilities, including: international cultures and customs, repatriation/expatriation, international organizational structures, organized labor, global business practices, applicable international law and regulations, differing work/life balances, and compensation and benefits.
  • HRM435 Creating a Diverse and Ethical Workforce
    A key responsibility of today’s human resource professional is to create a diverse workforce that is socially aware and possessed of the highest ethical disposition. In this course, students will learn how to create and promote a diverse workforce that values collaboration and teamwork, both in the traditional and virtual settings. Additionally, students will examine the ability to make reasoned, fair, and just decisions to enhance an organization’s reputation, credibility, and sustainability. For example, through the creation of a code of ethics, the employment of analytical methods, and the development of sound and logical arguments, human resource professionals can assume a leadership role in promoting the ethical conduct of the organization. This course is an equivalent of HRM450; earning credit for both courses is not permissible.
  • HRM445 Labor Relations and Employment Law
    This course provides comprehensive knowledge of labor relations and conflict resolution. Key topics include collective bargaining, negotiations, grievance and arbitration processing, and conflict resolution between management, unions, and employees. There is strong emphasis on the historical and current aspect of unions and labor relations in public and private sectors, including the developing of innovative collective bargaining and negotiation strategies that create respectful and collaborative discussions. Moreover, the ability to author and interpret union agreements and memorandum of understanding is explored. Students will work to understand the core principles of employment law which include the ability to define and apply legal terminology to employment issues and the ability to analyze legal cases and legal concepts, and will explore the legal framework for employment relationships, examine the relationship between employment law and HR policies, and examine the range of legal liability for HR. This course is an equivalent of HRM450; earning credit for both courses is not permissible.
  • HRM440 Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development
    This course provides students with a broad understanding of the innovative strategies to effectively staff, train, and develop employees. Recruiting and selecting the most talented employees is a key focus of this course, including job searching techniques, interviewing candidates, assessing the qualifications and competencies of applicants, presenting an attractive job offer, orientating new employees into the organization, and creating lifework balance within the organization. Additionally, learning the functions and duties of a position is critical to employee success; students will learn to create and promote training and developing programs to provide employees with the knowledge to competently perform their duties, thereby driving success throughout the organization.
  • HRM460 Organizational Development
    The study of organizational systems and strategies designed to drive organizational competitive advantage and enhance organizational performance. Specific focus is on systems thinking, becoming a learning organization, and continuous improvement.
  • HRM481 Capstone - Human Resource Management
    In this course, students synthesize the skills learned throughout the program to address human resources issues in a comprehensive project. Students integrate their knowledge of leadership, legal and ethical responsibilities, policy and strategy, team dynamics, conflict management and negotiations, and staff training and development to improve organizational performance.
  • HRM495* Human Resource Management Practicum
    This course is designed for students as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the B.S. in Human Resources Management under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments are designed to combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals, a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor, as well as a final report reviewing the practicum experience. Prerequisite: HRM300. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

* HRM495 is an optional course that will provide students with practical experience in human resource management. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.

Degree Specialization (Optional) (15 Credits)

When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests. 

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Elective Courses (Remaining credits to reach 120 total credits)

The remainder of your human resources degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.

How much will my degree cost?

Tuition Rates

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Employer Discount

Your employer may be one of 3,000+ we partner with to offer a 10% discount on tuition.

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Financial Aid

You may be eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of your education.

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Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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In The Best Schools’ ranking of The 20 Best Online Bachelor in Human Resources Degree Programs, CSU Global earned the #2 spot.


Successful Student names CSU Global’s B.S. in Human Resources Management as the #5 Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degree Programs.


In Best Value Schools’ ranking, The Best Human Resources Degree Programs, CSU Global is ranked 17 out of 40.

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“I needed a school that would allow me to finish my degree quickly and completely online. The convenience of online classes and 8-week courses is what led me to choose CSU Global.”


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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Degree

At CSU Global, you get more than just a diploma. Our career-driven curricula are based on real-world concepts that help you excel in the workplace on day one. You’ll get training and experience from faculty who have worked in your chosen field. And because we know how hard it can be for modern learners to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, we lock in your tuition rate so you can enjoy the same affordability for the duration of your enrollment.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As a human resource management professional, you enhance organizational performance and create effective teams through motivation, organizational culture, and change management. In addition to acquiring these skills, the B.S. in HR Management will also provide the following learning outcomes:

  • Assess various human resource-related strategies, programs, and initiatives that can motivate and grow employees.
  • Identify the importance of aligning organizational and HR strategic goals.
  • Create talent acquisition strategies to attract and retain a competitive, successful, globally focused, and diverse workforce.
  • Evaluate national and international laws and regulations that impact employment processes and organizational strategies.
  • Create strategies to build effective workplace policies.

Career Outlook


Join the largest global network of HR professionals with membership, training, and certification discounts exclusively for CSU Global students.


Bachelor’s of HR Management alumni from CSU Global report high rates of working in the field after completing their program.


Bachelor’s of HR Management alumni from CSU Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $60k.


Top three titles as reported by Bachelor’s of HR Management alumni from CSU Global.

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