Houghton Online | Human Resources Management Degree

A human resources degree equips students to handle a company's most precious resource - its people.

B.S. OR B.B.A.

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration Online degrees available


Convenient and customizable non-cohort model to allow for individualized planning


with six start dates per year.


or less to graduate with full-time & part-time options available

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About the Human Resources Management Degree

Students will learn about the ethical, legal and social factors that shape today’s workforce. Courses will cover a variety of subjects, from recruitment and training to labor laws, compensation and benefits. Houghton’s online HR management degree is the logical next step for any student looking to begin a career in HR management.

A human resources degree is for:

  • Experienced human resources professionals seeking a Human Resources Management degree to move up the HR career ladder.
  • Experienced business professionals seeking entry into human resources administration.
  • Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.

HR skills acquired:

  • Interviewing and hiring employees.
  • Developing personnel policies with top management.
  • Managing employee benefits.
  • Investigating and resolving grievances.
  • Maintaining confidential records and personnel files.
  • Coordinating equipment acquisition and IT access.
  • Preparing new hire manuals and conducting orientation.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions overview

To qualify for admission, students must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 63 transfer hours
  • 2 years of work experience
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA*

*An applicant with deficiencies in some of these areas may be offered admission with appropriate evidence supporting the student’s ability to succeed.

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Potential Career Options

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

Program requirements & course details

HR Management CoursesCommon Core Courses
  • BU 410 Human Resource Management 3 
  • BU 310 Employment Law 3
  • BU 415 Staffing and Performance Management 3
  • BU 420 Employee Training and Development 3
  • BU 425 Managing Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefit 3
  • PY 300 Adult Development  3
  • ID 200 Student Success Seminar 1
  • BU 300 Business Writing 3
  • BU 315 Work Team Dynamics 3
  • BU 400 Fundamentals of Management 3
  • ST 400 Quantitative Decision Making 3
  • SO 400 Diversity in the Workplace 3
  • PH 400 Personal and Professional Ethics 3
  • BU 430 Organizational Development 3

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Houghton College Online Degree

124 Credits

40 within HR Management major
48 electives
36 general education
84 maximum transfers allowed

Every single course I have taken has impacted my professional experiences. I have learned how to train professionals more efficiently and manage projects more effectively."

Sarah Elleman, Class of 2016

Online program facts.

No Required Class or Login Times

Complete your degree when it's convenient for you

Full Time or Part Time

Flexible options allow you to maintain employment if desired

No Tests

Professors challenge you to apply learned material instead of rote memorization

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