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Human Resource Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Gain Skills to Advance in HR

People are the center of every great company; that’s why human resource managers are so invaluable. With our online bachelor's in business, human resource management degree, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to become a strategic cornerstone in a business or organization, applying your knowledge in an effective and integrated manner.

You'll learn to build interpersonal and professional thinking skills needed to manage talent, develop intellectual capital, manage continuous change, and drive organizational effectiveness as an HR leader and manager at numerous levels of an organization.

At a Glance

  • Online 
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–15 General Education Courses 
  • 10 Core Courses 
  • 8 Specialization Courses 
  • 7–13 Elective Courses 
  • 1 Capstone Course

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in business in 12 months for under $10,000.*

*Based on fastest 10% 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 may apply.

Classes Start July 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo SPRING)

What you’ll learn

Help Businesses Run Smoothly

Apply business and human resource knowledge in an effective and integrated manner.

Define Your Vision

Contribute strategically and collaboratively to the mission, vision, and values.

Leverage Technology Solutions

Use technology to deliver valuable and effective human resource management.

Be a Leader in Ethics

Implement ethics as an integral practice of the business.

Sharpen Your People Skills

Build constructive relationships between employees and the organization.

BS in Human Resource Management Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Target Your Studies

Gain specialized skills with concentrations including accounting, business intelligence, finance, health care management, management leadership, marketing, and project management.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

Cost & learning formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz.

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$18,495$39,306* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$10,000$25,000* ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

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Have questions about our programs and what actual alumni have done with their degree? Ask our alumni about their experiences, and see if Capella is a fit for you.

 

Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Reduce your tuition by $8K

Enroll in your bachelor's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $8K.

Low-cost Gen Ed courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers a low-cost way to earn gen-ed credits.

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Bachelor's in Human Resource Management Sample Courses

Our human resource management bachelor's degree includes topics on staffing organizations, developing employees, maintaining a fair compensation system, establishing policy, and meeting the future needs of your organization.

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BUS4043 *
Compensation and Benefits Management

In this course, learners focus on theories related to compensation and reward systems in organizations and the practices used to create and maintain these systems. Course competencies include creating a base benefit plan, evaluating incentive programs, and analyzing the effects of laws and regulatory agencies on compensation and benefits strategies. Learners also demonstrate a working knowledge of social and legal issues pertaining to compensation and of the skills organizations need to maintain competitive HR functions. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.

6 quarter credits
BUS4044 *
Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

In this course, learners identify the scope and purpose of the legal framework of an enterprise. Learners analyze the effects of legal issues on an organization’s human resource management function. Learners also create strategies for managing legal issues and identify ways to implement them. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.

6 quarter credits
BUS4045 *
Recruiting, Retention, and Development

This course focuses on strategies for recruiting, selecting, and retaining top talent in support of the strategic needs of an organization. Learners analyze talent and acquisition strategies within the context of laws and regulations and explore current recruitment and selection techniques. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.

6 quarter credits
BUS4046 *
Employee and Labor Relations

This course focuses on the dynamics of creating a mutually beneficial relationship between employer and employee. Topics include maintaining legal compliance and cultivating positive employee morale. Learners analyze and explain factors that affect the relationships between employees and organizations and how workplace policies can influence ethically and legally sound human resource management practices. Learners also examine and describe the impact of labor unions on the organization. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040, BUS4045.

6 quarter credits
BUS4047 *
Employee Training and Development

In this course, learners assess and apply strategies of building effective training solutions that support an organization’s human resource management goals. Learners identify business strategies that lead to measurable and meaningful performance results, and gain and practice a deeper understanding of learning organizations. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.

6 quarter credits

Faculty & support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Faculty

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Advisors

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Tutoring

Need help with a particular topic? Struggling with a concept? We offer subject matter experts and one-on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

Human Resource Management Career Insights

Interview with Capella Human Resources Faculty Chair Shelley Robbins, PhD

As faculty chair at Capella University, she shares her thoughts on industry trends, most memorable moment as chair, and more.

The Value of Competency-Based Education for HR Professionals

Competency-based education is valuable for human resource professionals, as students and in the hiring process.

BS HRM Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our BS in Business Human Resource Management degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Compensation and benefits specialist and manager
  • HR information systems (HRIS) specialist and manager
  • Human capital specialist and manager
  • Human resource business partner
  • Human resource consultant
  • Human resource generalist
  • Human resource manager
  • Labor relations specialist and manager
  • Staffing specialist and manager
  • Performance management specialist and manager
  • Talent acquisition specialist and manager
  • Talent development specialist and manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Government-local, state and federal
  • Health care organization
  • K–12 school
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Retail organization
  • Small business

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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