Human resources has moved beyond personnel management and staff development to become a strategic cornerstone in many organizations. Capella University's online Bachelor's in Human Resource Management program helps you develop specialized skills with a solid business acumen.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business specialization in HR Management, MBA specialization in HR Management, and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
Capella University is recognized by www.shrmcertification.org.to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Each course is valid for up to 60 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you
Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.
The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2016 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, and much more.
*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.
FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option
If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.
There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.
Save Thousands on Your Master's with a Combined Degree Option
With Capella's Combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degree options, you can start building for your future by completing Master's-level credit as you earn your Bachelor degree. Combined degree options are designated Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, with a set of shared Master's-level courses applied to both degrees. This enables you to save significant time and money when combining the degree options.
Learn more about combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degrees.
At Capella, we are deeply grateful to our servicemen and women, veterans, and their families for their commitment and sacrifice. We’ve been recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Organization by the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota’s governor for outstanding support of our military.
In honor of your commitment and service to our country, Capella offers valuable military benefits.
- Flexible leave-of-absence policy to accommodate the unique challenges of your or your spouse's duty obligations.
- Unlimited, full participation in the VA Yellow Ribbon program, which covers Capella tuition for eligible service members and veterans.
- 10-15% tuition discounts for service members and veterans. Capella is proud to also extend this discount to the spouses and dependents of active duty service members.
With your Bachelor's in Human Resource Management degree from Capella, you'll develop a strong background in human resource functions, including compensation and benefits management, recruiting and retention, employee development, and labor relations. You'll also learn to apply business and human resource knowledge in an effective and integrated manner, and build constructive relationships between employees and the organization. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs held by individuals with a Human Resource Management degree include: employee relations specialist, human resource manager, recruiter, and trainer. Potential workplaces include: a corporation, consulting firm, P-12 school, and government.
For a More In-Depth Study
With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.
Earn Credit for What You Already Know
Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. Read up on our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.
To learn more, call 1.866.933.5835, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.