Effectively Lead and Develop Employees

Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s Degree

Our Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s degree can be completed in as little as 18 months through six-week courses and our competitive transfer policies designed to maximize your previous credits.* You can transfer in your conferred Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, or other successfully completed credits—regardless of your previous area of study.

Combining our extensive transfer policies with our competitive tuition cost of $260 per credit, you can save up to 43% in tuition costs compared to other colleges.*

Effectively Manage Human Resources Issues

Our contemporary curriculum integrates both human resource and leadership skills designed to mold a leading-edge HR professional and leader:

  • International leadership
  • Change management
  • Employment law
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management

These courses prepare you to develop and implement diversity, employee development programs, employee management tactics, and other employee programs as an organizational leader in today's changing business environment.

Contact us today at 888-549-6755 for a hassle-free, no obligation credit transfer estimate.

Program Highlights
  • Average credit transfer for Accelerated students, as of October 2012, was 91 credits*
  • Curriculum fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates
  • Faculty provide vital industry insight to help you advance in your career
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
  • Estimated Tuition Price

    Estimated Tuition Price

    Price if you are continuously enrolled in your program of study until graduation. Estimated price does not include $150 course resource fee.

  • Grants

    None Partner Success
  • Discounts and Scholarships

    None Corporate Military Scholarship


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  • Transfer Credits

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  • Net. Estimated Price

    Net. Estimated Price

    Price if you are continuously enrolled in your program of study until graduation. Estimated price does not include $150 course resource fee.

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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma

**http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s Degree Highlights

Your courses will cover the theoretical framework of leadership, human resources management principles, and application of those concepts in the workplace. You will explore topics such as employment law, recruitment and selection of employees, diversity, compensation and benefits, employee development, and performance management.

  • Compensation strategies
  • Real world case studies on change management
  • Modern leadership challenges

Sample Course List

International Leadership and Human Resource Management
This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the human resource management processes on a global scale. Students learn how to differentiate between domestic and international human resource management. Employee training and development is addressed, including how to assimilate new employees in the global arena.
Modern Human Resource Management
This seminar course introduces students to timely human resources topics helping organizations manage workforce planning related to mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and offshoring as a workload planning strategy, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Contemporary Leadership Challenges
This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.
Leading Change
This course will focus on the impact of change in an organizational setting. Various change management models will be explored, providing students with a foundation for approaching change and developing effective skills and techniques to perform in the workplace when change occurs. Students apply business concepts to real-world case study examples and determine strategies for bringing constructive change to an organization.

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Human Resources Managers$58,780$76,750$100,800

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, bls.gov/ooh/

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

The average
starting salary
for our Accelerated HR and Organizational Leadership graduates:


Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer your Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of subject area and date of completion, to complete your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Transfer in successfully completed credits, regardless of subject of study
  • General education credits have no expiration date
  • Transfer credits in from previous learning, work, and military experiences

Your Future-Faster

Maximizing your transfer of credit is one way Rasmussen College helps minimize your time to graduation. Through our AcceleratED courses, we also help streamline your time to graduation with focused six-week courses. This efficient course structure, combined with our extensive transfer policy options, can allow you to complete your Bachelor's degree in as little as 18 months.

Estimate your time to graduation using our credit and course calculator below:

How many credits are you transferring?**

Estimated Time to Complete your Bachelor's Degree**

AcceleratED Bachelor

You can complete your degree XX months faster with the
AcceleratEDSM Bachelor's Degree Completion Program.**

*Expected graduation date dependent on the number of credits transferred. Speak with a program manager to learn about our comprehensive transfer policies that work to maximize your credit transfer and minimize your time to graduation.
Average cost per credit was calculated by taking the average cost/credit of 5 online colleges reported in: Barclays Capital, and US Education Services. Publication. US Education Services 2011 Online Education Pricing Survey. Equity Research, 28 Sept. 2011. Web. 10 Oct. 2011.
Average transfer of credits for AcceleratED students as of October 2012 was 91 credits.