Human Resources Management

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.

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.

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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

124 Credits


Required Credits


Elective Credits + General Education

Degree Requirements

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

Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Costs for books are not included.

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

July 6, 2021
August 30, 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)

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be between 300 and 500 words (roughly a half of page to a page of typed writing).

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