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Manage as a Confident, Effective Leader With Your B.S. in Human Resource Management Degree

Getting an accredited online human resource management degree will prepare you to serve as a training and development specialist, HR coordinator, human resources manager, or other related roles.

If you love working with people and you’re excited about advancing an organization’s initiatives by spearheading training, staff management, conflict resolution, and other human resource tasks, then you may have a bright future in HR management.


Career Outlook

87% OF ALUMNI WORKING IN THEIR FIELD Alumni from CSU Global’s bachelor’s degree program in HR management report extremely high rates of working in the field after graduation.

$62,370 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY Alumni from CSU Global’s online degree in human resource management report an estimated annual starting salary above $62k.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, HR MANAGER, HR GENERALIST Top three titles held by CSU Global’s Bachelor in Human Resource Management alumni.

ACBSP-ACCREDITED & SHRM-ALIGNED CSU Global’s online HR management degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs and aligned with the Society for Human Resources Management HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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Watch a Quick 2-Minute Overview

This quick video covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Why you should consider a Bachelor in HR management.
  • The career-relevant skills our HR management degree emphasizes.
  • Learning outcomes for our HR management alumni

What Human Resource Topics Will You Study?

Whether you already have experience in the industry and simply lack the degree needed to advance in your role, or you have no prior experience in the field, this program will set you up for success as an HR professional.

As a student in our online bachelor’s in HR management program, you’ll learn how to apply leadership principles for effective employee administration and organizational development by studying:

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

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Which Human Resource Management Skills Will You Develop?

CSU Global’s HR management bachelor’s degree will provide you with the educational background and industry-relevant skills required for professional roles in the field of human resource management.

Our graduates are prepared to take on important HR management tasks, like enhancing organizational performance and creating effective teams through motivation, culture, and change management.

Your HR-relevant skills will be an asset at any organization, as you’ll be prepared to:

  • Assess various human resource-related strategies, programs, and initiatives that can motivate and develop employees.
  • Identify the importance of aligning organizational and HR 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.

ACBSP-Accreditation & SHRM Alignment

CSU Global’s Bachelor Degree Program in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) and its curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHRM is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

CSU Global students are eligible to be a student member of SHRM at a discounted cost. CSUG’s alignment with SHRM potentially allows a CSUG student to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. Contact your student success counselor or the SHRM advisor ( to learn more.

What HR Management Courses Will You Take?

CSU Global’s HR management bachelor’s degree requires the completion of 120 total credits, including a mix of Core Degree Courses in HR topics, General Education Courses, Elective Courses, and optional Degree Specializations and Certificates.

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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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View a list of all CSU Global specializations and the degree programs they can be paired with.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Human Resource Management?

HR Management refers to a specific set of job functions, namely, managing all company or organizational issues related to personnel.

Virtually every organization has HR managers who are tasked with handling the day-to-day operations required to recruit, staff, train, manage, and pay their personnel.

If you like working with people and you’re interested in helping organizations manage their employees, then human resource management may be the perfect field for you.

What Does a Human Resource Manager Do?

Human resource managers are responsible for overseeing and strategically managing human capital, which means that they are in charge of all employee-related tasks, like recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, and other similar duties.

HR managers are required by virtually every type of organization, from private companies to nonprofits and government entities, so they can find employment in any sector of the economy.

The typical daily job duties of HR managers include overseeing tasks like:

  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Organizational development
  • Training, compensation and benefits
  • Staff communications
  • Policy administration
  • Safety and wellness
  • Organizational culture

What Degree Do You Need to Become an HR Manager?

To find a role in HR management, you will most likely need to complete a bachelor’s degree program in human resources.

CSU Globlal’s Online Human Resource Management Degree is a Bachelor of Science degree that will prepare you to assume HR manager duties, ensuring you’re ready to help provide value to an organization from day one.

Our HR management program can be completed 100% online, requires no set times or locations, provides monthly class starts, and offers accelerated courses.

Our B.S. in Human Resource Management is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and our program curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

What Can You Do With a Human Resource Management Degree?

Graduates from our online HR management program are prepared to work as professionals in the field of human resources, helping organizations strategically manage their human capital. Earning your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from CSU Global could lead to job opportunities across a wide array of career paths. 

Some of the typical job functions available to graduates of Human Resource Management programs include:

  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting & Talent Acquisition 
  • Talent Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Payroll Processing

What Jobs Can You Get With a Degree in HR Management?

CSU Global’s Online Human Resource Management Classes will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to serve as an effective, skilled, human resources professional.

Top job titles for graduates from our accredited online HR management degree program include:

Is a Degree in HR Management Worth It?

Yes! While it may take hard work and dedication to complete your degree in HR management, this is an excellent industry to get into and CSU Global’s 100% online Human Resource Management program is one of the best ways to enter the field. 

Why should you consider studying with us?

CSU Global is one of the best online HR management schools, having recently earned several awards, including:

  • A #2 ranking for Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degree Programs by The Best Schools, and a #5 ranking for Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degree Programs by Successful Student.  
  • A “Gold School” of Distinction award from Best Colleges, making us one of only 15 schools to receive gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs

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Why Should You Choose CSU Global?

CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.

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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.

“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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