Human Resources Management (BBA/BS)

Be prepared to handle a company's most precious resource: its people.

Explore the ethical, legal and social factors that shape today’s workforce in the online human resources management degree at Houghton College. Classes will cover a variety of subjects, from recruitment and training to labor laws, to compensation and benefits.

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18 Months

Students taking a full course load can complete the program in as few as 18 months.

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Learn on Your Time

Instead of 'live,' in-class sessions, you will participate in video content, readings, and online discussions at your convenience. Scheduled real-time video conferencing allows you to interact with faculty and classmates.

What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s BBA/BS in Human Resources Management you will learn how to:

  • Interview and hire employees
  • Develop personnel policies with top management
  • Manage employee benefits
  • Investigate and resolve grievances
  • Maintain confidential records and personnel files
  • Coordinate equipment acquisition and IT access
  • Prepare new hire manuals and conduct orientation

Credit Info

124 Credits

45 Required Credits

79 Elective Credits + General Education

Who is this degree for?

Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience; experienced business professionals seeking entry into human resources administration; or experienced human resources professionals seeking a human resources management degree to move up the HR career ladder.

Faculty Members with Solid Industry Experience

Study with faculty members who have years of professional business experience in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) broadcasting, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, nonprofits, banking, public relations, higher education and human resource management.

A Christian Perspective

All classes are taught through the lens of the Christian faith, providing you with a top-quality business education rooted in ethics, leadership and responsibility.

Cost and Affordability

The 2020-21 cost per credit hour for the Human Resources Management Degree is


Cost per credit hour


Program Cost
(45 credits)


Audit fee per class

Program Outcomes

Students earning a BBA/BS degree in Human Resources Management through Houghton Online are prepared to serve in a variety of HR areas including but not limited to:

  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Training & Development

Application Requirements


Choose a start date

  • January 19, 2021
  • March 15, 2021
  • May 10, 2021
  • July 5, 2021


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Complete the free online application form

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Documents and supporting materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript, 1 recommendation letter, and your test scores (can be waived)


Personal statement

Your personal statement should be between 300 and 500 words (roughly a half of page to a page of typed writing). Get started with these suggested writing prompts

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