Bachelor - Human Resources Management

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The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management program at Ashford University is designed to provide you with a fundamental knowledge of human resources concepts and basic business functions. Continue reading for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Topics such as employee relations, organizational ethics, compensation and benefits, training, and change management are among the main focuses the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management program, which is offered through the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University. Required courses address motivation techniques, business communication methods, personnel management, organizational behavior, labor laws and regulations, business training program development and evaluation, incentive programs, and pay structures. Basic principles in accounting, marketing, business law, and finance are also covered. A capstone course allows for the practical application of theories and concepts learned throughout the program. As a Forbes School of Business & Technology student, you will also have access to a vast library of resources, invitation-only speaker series and webinars.

What are the Prerequisites?

While there are no specific educational or professional prerequisites to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management program, you should have strong interpersonal skills and have an interest in assisting people with their professional development. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management consists of 46 credits in general education courses, 45 credits in major requirements, and 32 credits in electives. A total of 120 credits must be completed. Three credits in major courses could be counted toward general education requirements.

Human Resources Management Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330Management for Organizations
BUS 303Human Resource Management
BUS 318Organizational Behavior
ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics
MGT 435Organizational Change
ACC 205Principles of Accounting I
BUS 311Business Law I
BUS 330Principles of Marketing
BUS 370Organizational Development
BUS 372Employee & Labor Relations
BUS 375Employee Training
PHI 445Personal & Organizational Ethics
BUS 401Principles of Finance
BUS 434Compensation & Benefits Management
MGT 490Strategic Human Resources Planning

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management program, you seek entry-level positions in the human resources department on nearly any type of industry. You could assist in benefits coordination, compensation, interviewing, and employee relations.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Recruiter
  • Interviewing clerk
  • Employee training assistant

Advanced Degrees

You could decide to further develop your skills for possible career advancement after completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management program. A master's degree is generally required for many senior management or executive positions in the human resources field. Those with a master's degree might also qualify for academic positions. Advanced degrees you could be eligible to apply for include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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