Enhance your leadership capabilities, grow your people skills, and increase your company's bottom line by pursuing a bachelor's degree in human resource management.
With a degree in human resource management, you'll find employment opportunities in nearly every industry. Our bachelor's degree program is perfect for those who have some experience in HR but don't have the degree, as well as those who want to transition into the HR profession.
You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of human resource functions—such as resource planning; recruitment, selection, placement, and orientation of employees; training and career development; labor relations; performance appraisal and rewards programs; and development of personnel policies and procedures—in private- and public-sector settings. Additionally, you'll explore the ways that human behavior, laws, labor relations, and diversity issues can intersect and affect a company's culture and ultimately its progress.
This program is also available as a minor.
About the Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree
We work closely with the federal government and the Society of Human Resource Management to align our courses in the human resource management degree with employers' expectations and required competencies, so we'll teach you the exact skills employers tell us they want.
You'll study management and organization theory, organizational behavior and development approaches, interpersonal skill development, and employment law.
What You'll Learn
Through your coursework, you will learn how to
- Apply business knowledge, reflective practices, and ethical leadership skills that drive learning and self-improvement
- Apply knowledge of human behavior, labor relations, and current laws and regulations to produce a working environment that is safe, fair, and compliant with regulations
- Help create a culture where all employees are motivated and valued
- Create, implement, and assess training, development, and rewards programs that foster employee and organizational learning and development
- Recognize the diversity of cultures and worldviews that inform human behavior and respond constructively to differences in workplaces, communities, and organizations
- Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate information in a professional manner
In past projects, students have had the opportunity to
- Identify and diagnose problems within a real organization using case studies and propose management principles to improve the situation
- Develop and conduct a training needs assessment and an appropriate training program plan, including a budget and schedule, based on organizational need
- Design a rewards program to motivate employees using benefits such as stock options and cash incentives
- Practice using skills such as negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and arbitration to manage conflicts
Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Requirements
Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.
Courses in the Major
This program requires 36 credits of coursework in the major.
- HRMN 300
- HRMN 302
- HRMN 362
- HRMN 367
- HRMN 395
- HRMN 400
- HRMN 406
- BMGT 364
- FINC 331
- HRMN 408
- HRMN 467
- HRMN 495
Related Required Course
The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:
- IFSM 300
This program requires 43 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.
General Education Requirements
UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.
In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.
This program is designed to help prepare you for opportunities in nearly every industry.