Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Human Resources

Are you interested in learning about the people’s side of business throughout the employment life cycle? The online Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in human resources program introduces you to the knowledge and skills involved in coaching and guiding supervisors as they select talent, manage their team and drive results throughout an organization. This online human resources degree concentration prepares you for positions at a wide range of organizations.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 06/29/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is human resources?

Human resources is the business of how people interact with an organization. In this human resources degree concentration, you’ll learn how human resources touches every stage of employment from identifying the needs of a business through the end of employment. The human resources life cycle is more than just hiring and firing, it encompasses:

  • Benefits management.
  • Onboarding.
  • Performance evaluation.
  • Recruitment.
  • Succession planning.
  • Training and development.
  • Voluntary turnover, termination and layoffs.

What skills will I learn in this online HR degree concentration?

 

Human resources professionals are a necessary part of every organization and companies are especially interested in candidates with a degree in the field. Through the online HR degree concentration, you’ll develop skills in primary human resources functions, such as:

  • Analytical and critical thinking.
  • Communication.
  • Global and cultural sensitivity.
  • Leadership.
  • Relationship management.

In the online human resources degree concentration, you’ll also gain both academic and practical knowledge regarding assessing, selecting, developing, managing, compensating/rewarding and separating employees by using traditional texts, practical cases and contemporary business articles and white papers.

Is a human resources degree concentration worth it?

 

Yes. This online HR degree concentration is applicable to any business or governmental organization as, to be successful, they need to manage their human resource strategy and operations. Additionally, the human resources field is expected to grow by 10% between 2020 and 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit our professional licensure page for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.

Does my human resources degree concentration say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in business. Your concentration in human resources will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Online human resources degree concentration courses

In the courses for this online HR degree, you’ll learn about all facets of managing the employment cycle, starting with planning the organization’s human capital needs, selecting employees, onboarding and training employees, developing compensation and benefits packages and managing the post-employment process, all while maintaining legal compliance. You’ll also develop global competence and learn about cross-national differences in human resources policies and practices. Core courses include:


MGT 420: Human Resource Management


MGT 421: Compensation in Organizations


MGT 424: Employment Law


MGT 425: Global Human Resources


MGT 422: Staffing


MGT 423: Training and Development in Organizations


FIN 300: Fundamentals of Finance


LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Managers


What can I do with an online HR degree concentration?

Human resources professionals are needed in every organization, regardless of industry or size. Upon completion of the online human resources degree concentration, you’ll be prepared to build collaborative relationships between teams and work toward organizational goals. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $62,700

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 7.3 %
Salary: $115,640

Human Resources Analyst


Growth: 7.9 %
Salary: $67,190

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $121,220

Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)


Growth: 7.0 %
Salary: $63,490

Labor Relations Specialist


Growth: -6.8 %
Salary: $73,240

Office Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Payroll and Benefits Manager


Growth: 2.5 %
Salary: $125,130

Learn from human resources experts across many industries

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Learn from human resources experts across many industries

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Admission requirements for the human resources degree concentration

General admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at one of the best business schools in the nation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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