Gain the fundamental knowledge and leadership skills you need to succeed in the fast-growing field of human resource management.
Your talent in dealing with people is needed in every part of today’s business world. Add the practical skills you need to succeed by completing your online bachelor’s degree in human resource management.
You’ll learn the foundations of organizational structure and the role of HR professionals in building a culture, managing policy, resolving conflict, and maximizing employee performance. This online human resources bachelor’s degree is designed for anyone interested in a career in organizational development or HR, including Human Resource Managers, Training and Development Supervisors, Recruiters, and more.
We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in education, so our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state tuition, and tuition guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled. Find out how you can earn your online bachelor’s degree in human resources management without breaking the bank.
You can earn your online human resource management bachelor’s degree without leaving the career and colleagues you love. With 100% online classes, you study when and where it’s most convenient for you.
CSU-Global’s accredited online bachelor’s degree in human resource management is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the human resources field. The program consists of 10 three-credit core courses as part of a full 120-credit bachelor’s degree. Maximize your transfer credits and take advantage of our alternative credit options to finish faster and for less!
- ORG300: Applying Leadership PrinciplesThis required first course for all majors (undergraduate level) provides an overview of leadership basics. In the context of studying at CSU-Global, students will develop strategies for success in the online learning environment.
- MGT320: The Legal and Ethical Environment of BusinessAn introduction to the legal influences upon and within businesses, including statutory, executive, administrative, and case law. Included are the roles and influences of contracts and regulations upon business operations as well as the ethical issues encountered within the business environment and the associated legal implications.
- MGT350: Business Policy and StrategyAn 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.
- HRM400: Human Resources Development and ManagementIntroduction 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.
- HRM425:Managing and Leading Team DynamicsExplore the development, organization, and leadership of teams in both traditional and virtual settings. Develop key skills and a working knowledge of team creation, management, and individual roles within the team.
- MGT470: Conflict Management and NegotiationIdentification and analysis of management strategies for dealing with both functional and dysfunctional conflict in the workplace. Included is a study of conflict management styles of avoidance, accommodation, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and domination.
- HRM450: Employment Law, Compensation, and PolicyIntroduces the major laws affecting employment in the United States including insurance, compensation, and labor, health and safety related to employment and compensation. The provisions of those laws as well as public policy supporting regulation and the future modifications are addressed.
- HRM455: Training and Staff DevelopmentExplores the development, administration, and evaluation of organizational training and staff development programs. Motivation, organizational culture and change, employee development, and the role of management are analyzed.
- HRM460: Organizational DevelopmentThe 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 ManagementIn 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.
You can customize your online degree in human resource management by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of five upper-division courses (15 credit hours) in a more specific area of interest. A specialization is not required to complete a bachelor’s degree, but it is an ideal way to tailor your educational experience to your professional goals and personal interests.
Explore Your Specialization Options for Your B.S. in Human Resource Management:
- Criminal ForensicsThe Criminal Forensics program is ideal for students interested in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Gain the knowledge and skills to pursue or advance a career as a medical examiner, crime analyst, criminal investigator, or similar position in this exciting field.
- Criminal Justice ManagementThe criminal justice field includes careers in security, the court system, corrections, forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Justice Management program provides advanced leadership skills to further one’s professional development in these areas.
- CriminologyThe Criminology program focuses on the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the legal system. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement, social work, forensics, welfare, pathology, probation, or other public safety positions will gain a competitive advantage through the Criminology program.
- Data Management and AnalysisThe Data Management and Analysis program is designed for students interested in careers related to information systems and networking. Professionals interested in the information technology field who desire in-depth knowledge of how to manage enterprise data should consider this program.
- Emergency ManagementWhile emergency situations cannot always be avoided, proper critical response and preparation can drastically improve public safety. The Emergency Management program provides professionals, including safety directors, emergency specialists, consultants, analysts, and direct responders, with the skills necessary in a wide array of emergencies.
- FinanceGain insight and professional skills with regards to the bottom line through this program in finance. Career opportunities exist for accountants, investment bankers, payroll specialists, analysts, auditors, controllers, and more in this exciting field of study.
- Foundations of AccountingThis program provides business principles and other applied skills in the area of accounting to assist professionals at all levels. In addition to accountants and CPAs, this program provides financial understanding for budget and cost analysts, payroll specialists, auditors, tax consultants, advisors, managers, and more.
- Healthcare InformaticsThe Healthcare Informatics program is ideal for healthcare administrators and other professionals who are interested in the effective management of data and information within a global and technology-rich environment.
- Healthcare ManagementThe Healthcare Management program provides professionals in clinics, hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, research facilities, and more with the focused training required to handle the unique management challenges of the healthcare industry. This program gives students a competitive edge in an ever-changing field.
- Information Technology ManagementAs technology continues to advance, the need for qualified IT managers grows as well. Through the Information Technology Management Specialization, students gain the administrative knowledge needed to meet the demands of corporate technology systems including problem solving, resource allocation, networking, security, and more.
- Information Technology OperationsThis program provides a basic understanding of technology operations, networking, problem-solving, development, and more. Professionals interested in careers that require knowledge of information technology, including administrators, department managers, system analysts, and more, will benefit from this program.
- Intelligence and Homeland SecurityThe Intelligence and Homeland Security program is ideal for anyone interested in a career focused on the protection of the United States against foreign and domestic threats.
- MarketingStudents interested in the global field of marketing will benefit from this specialization, which includes promotion, creative services, public relations, research, consulting, communications, advertisement, strategy, branding, and much more. The Marketing program provides the tools necessary to be successfully employed in many areas within this field.
- Operations Management and SupervisionThe Operations Management and Supervision program is ideal for students who pursue careers in logistics or manufacturing and production. These courses provide knowledge and skills to improve efficiency, efficacy, and performance in organizational operations.
- Organizational LeadershipIf you wish to advance into a management role in your organization or further your management skills as they apply to staff, effective decision making, strategic communication, and more you should consider the Organizational Leadership program in addition to your your bachelor’s degree major or as a certificate of completion.
- Professional SalesThe Professional Sales program is ideal for students interested in advancing their knowledge of sales and learning best practices for conducting business in today’s dynamic marketplace.
- Project ManagementStudents interested in project management should consider this program to gain comprehensive theories and concepts on how to improve organizational efficiency and performance on a per project basis. Ideal for both Project Management Professionals (PMP) and those interested in entering this growing field.
- Public AdministrationStudents interested in pursuing a career in government, public management, foreign services, nonprofit, security, regulatory boards, and others at the global, national, state, or local level will gain a competitive advantage with a public administration program.
- Public and Non-Profit ManagementStudents interested in careers within the public and non-profit sectors should consider pursuing a specialization or certificate of completion in Public and Non-Profit Management. This program provides students with management and decision-making abilities necessary within these organizations.
- Small Business and EntrepreneurshipStudents who have a desire to work with a start up business or manage their own entrepreneurial enterprises will gain the variety of skills necessary to be successful through this specialization.
- Strategic CommunicationsEffective communication can increase efficiency and results in a wide array of professional positions. The Strategic Communication program improves both internal and external messaging, delivery, and comprehension for managers, consultants, marketing and public relations specialists, human resources, and more.
To ensure that you are learning the human resource management practices relevant today, all courses are taught by qualified instructors with current industry experience. Our instructors hold advanced degrees in their fields, and are specially trained to teach online, so you and your fellow students can think more critically about how the subject matter applies to real-world situations.
Program Coordinator B.S. in Human Resource Management
Dr. Dean Gualco
Dean Gualco serves as the City of Lodi’s Library Director and Human Resources Manager. He received his Doctorate in Education from the University of the Pacific; a Masters of Public Administration from University of Southern California (USC); and an MBA.
Dean has authored six books: What Happened to the American Dream (1997); The Meaning of Life (2005); The Great People of our Time (2008); The Good Manager: A Guide for the 21st Century Manager (2010); Choices and Consequences in an Age of Instability and Insecurity (2012); and Making a Difference: Changing the World in Which you Live.