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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Students taking a full course load can complete the program in as few as 18 months.
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
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
Audit fee per class (non-degree-seeking)
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
Choose a start date
- January 19, 2021
- March 15, 2021
- May 10, 2021
- July 5, 2021
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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)
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