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People are the center of every great company. That’s why human resource managers are invaluable. With our online bachelor’s in business, human resource management degree, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to become a strategic partner. Learn how to help businesses run smoothly, build effective relationships between organizations and their employees, implement ethics as an integral practice of business, and contribute strategically and collaboratively to an organization’s mission, vision and values.
Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee.
*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.
Compensation and Benefits Management
Learners investigate theories related to compensation and reward systems in organizations and the practices used to create and maintain these systems. Learners create a base benefit plan, evaluate incentive programs, and analyze the effects of laws and regulatory agencies on compensation and benefits strategies. Learners also demonstrate a working knowledge of social and legal issues pertaining to compensation and of the skills organizations need to maintain competitive HR functions. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.
|6 quarter credits|
Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
In this course, learners identify the scope and purpose of the legal framework of an enterprise. Learners analyze the effects of legal issues on an organization’s human resource management function. Learners also create strategies for managing legal issues and identify ways to implement them. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.
|6 quarter credits|
Recruiting, Retention, and Development
Learners investigate strategies for recruiting, selecting, and retaining top talent in support of the strategic needs of an organization. Learners analyze talent and acquisition strategies within the context of laws and regulations and explore current recruitment and selection techniques. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.
|6 quarter credits|
Employee and Labor Relations
Learners investigate the dynamics of creating a mutually beneficial relationship between employer and employee, including maintaining legal compliance and cultivating positive employee morale. Learners analyze and interpret factors that affect the relationships between employees and organizations and how workplace policies can influence ethically and legally sound human resource management practices. Learners also identify and evaluate the impact of labor unions on the organization. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040, BUS4045.
|6 quarter credits|
Employee Training and Development
In this course, learners assess and apply strategies of building effective training solutions that support an organization’s human resource management goals. Learners identify business strategies that lead to measurable and meaningful performance results, and gain and practice a deeper understanding of learning organizations. Prerequisite(s): BUS3040.
|6 quarter credits|
*Course has prerequisite(s). See catalog for details.
In our nongraded, noncredit-bearing FlexPath Trial Course, you’ll explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom and view a sample assessment.
This specialization helps students build the human resource management, interpersonal and professional thinking skills needed to manage talent, develop intellectual capital, deal with continuous change, and impact organizational effectiveness as HR leaders and managers. Students gain and demonstrate a working knowledge of how to staff an organization, train and develop employees, maintain a fair and equitable compensation system, establish human resource policies and procedures, and institute strategies to meet the HR needs for the organization’s future.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
The total cost of your degree will depend on your learning format, academic performance and other factors. See FlexPath and GuidedPath cost information below.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (75th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
Connect with an enrollment counselor to further discuss the cost of the program and explore your eligibility for scholarships and discounts.
*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2020–2021
“After years of working through traditional school, I was ready to quit. I had to balance the time between my family, my work and my studies. It was taking me a long time to get to where I wanted to be until I discovered FlexPath.”
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Applicants to the BS in Business, Human Resource Management program must provide the following information for admission:
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath self-paced learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our GuidedPath learning format and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be considered an international student.
To meet the requirements for Capella admission, you must:
Learn more about international student admissions.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Human Resource Management.
Job titles to explore
Employment settings to explore
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