Work at the Heart of a Company

Earn Your Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Degree

Employers need leaders who understand that an organization’s people are its most valued resource. Our program prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful organizational leader, working at the heart of a company. In today’s changing business environment, human resources professionals need a knowledge of the broad field of HR, including: law and ethics, workplace management, compensation and benefits, staffing, training and development. You’ll also learn leadership skills, including: managing organizational changes, company-wide communication, conflict management and team building. Both the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees are offered through our Flex Choice® option, allowing you to save on tuition and graduate sooner.

When you want to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Associate’s degree credits into our Bachelor’s degree and academically prepare for the SHRM Certified Professional certification exam. Bachelor’s degree students also participate in capstone course projects or an optional internship, and take part in live interactive lectures to gain firsthand experience as an HR professional.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate’s Degree 18 Months
Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree-Completion Program 18 Months

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Gain In-Field Human Resources Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career across a wide range of human resources occupations. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant leadership skills employers seek, including:

  • Develop & Evaluate

    Use HR information systems to recruit, select and hire staff while also learning performance management, training and development aspects.

  • Compensation and Benefits

    Practice designing an equitable pay structure and recognize the ways in which compensation and benefits motivate and reward employee practice.

  • Employment Law

    Develop an understanding of legal issues involved in human resources management, including labor relations, employee rights, sexual harassment and diversity.

  • Change Management

    Understand the impact of change on an organization and learn how to approach change by exploring a variety of management models and best practices to help manage risk.

Prepare for Your Professional Certification Exam

Our curriculum is fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook education standards and prepares you academically for the SHRM Certified Professional certification exam—a credential highly valued by employers in the industry.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Business programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • 3M
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Best Buy
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coca-Cola
  • Ecolab
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • General Mills
  • Medtronic
  • Target Corporation
  • UPS
  • Wells Fargo

116 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Salary

for our Human Resources Graduates:

  • Bachelor's Degree$44,370

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Business vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Our Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor's degree is an accelerated degree-completion program. To be considered for admission, students must hold a conferred Associate's degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for human resources professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Human Resources Managers$61,300$79,230$104,4409%
Human Resources Specialists$34,120$43,780$58,3505%
Training and Development Specialists$32,170$42,420$58,2107%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed August 9, 2016] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed February 25, 2016] 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.

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