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Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Business

People are the center of every great company. That’s why human resource managers are invaluable. With our online bachelor’s in business, human resource management degree, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to become a strategic partner. Learn how to help businesses run smoothly, build effective relationships between organizations and their employees, implement ethics as an integral practice of business, and contribute strategically and collaboratively to an organization’s mission, vision and values.

Two flexible online learning formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two 100% competency-based online learning formats – GuidedPath and FlexPath. Is FlexPath right for you?

Real-world coursework

Every assessment has a purpose. You’ll be challenged to think differently and apply what you learn in the courseroom to the work you do every day in your career.

Aligned with SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business, Human Resource Management aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Classes start August 5

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8–15 General education courses
  • 10 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 7–13 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Max transfer credits

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in business in 14 months and under $13,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies and other fees apply.

Human Resource Management Career Skills

What can you do with a BS in Human Resource Management degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Human Resource Management.

Job titles to explore

  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Human resource analyst
  • Talent acquisition manager
  • Recruiter
  • Human resources assistant
  • Compensation analyst
  • Human resources analyst
  • Human resources business partner
  • Human resources associate

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Hospital
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Accounting, tax and payroll services
  • Manufacturing organizations
  • Insurance carriers
  • Human services agency
  • Professional service providers
  • Hotel and other travel accommodation providers

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