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Human Resources and Organizational Leadership

Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree

Earn your Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor's or Associate's degree and work at the heart of a company. Employers need leaders who understand that an organization’s people are its most valued resource. In as few as 18 months, you’ll learn advanced skills in communication, conflict management, team building and managing organizational changes in order to move forward in the world of human resources and organizational leadership.1

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. aPHR™, PHR® and SPHR® are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.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.

Prepare for Industry Exams

Our advanced curriculum prepares you academically for the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) Certified Professional certification exam. In addition, the program academically prepares you for the Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™), Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) and Senior Professional Human Resources® (SPHR®) certifications offered by the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).2

Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know

The Associate’s degree is available with Flex Choice® self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. The Bachelor’s degree-completion program is also available with Flex Choice® and allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit for what you know and can do. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Online Courses Go Where You Go

We applaud your dedication to grow despite your busy life. Our online learning options were designed to give you more control and balance over your schedule.

Regional Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Credentials Offered

Human Resources and Organizational Leadership

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students interested in working with an organization's people and looking to pursue or advance a successful career in human resources and organizational leadership across a wide range of organizations with enhanced knowledge about the field.

Prepares you for

Human resources manager, compensation and benefits manager, training and development manager, personnel recruiter, training and development specialist, benefits coordinator, compensation and benefits analyst, human resource generalist, human resource director

Human Resources and Organizational Leadership

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students looking to enter a human resources and organizational leadership career working with an organization's people across a wide range of organizations with fundamental knowledge about the field. Also ideal for students interested in a program designed to simply ladder-up their credits toward a Bachelor's degree.

Prepares you for

Human resource generalist, training and development specialist, job analysis/recruiting specialist

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Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your human resources and organizational leadership career easier by offering courses that fit into a busy working schedule. You can participate in an optional internship or Capstone course to culminate your education and train you for in-demand human resources certifications. You also get the opportunity to participate in live, interactive lectures to gain firsthand experience as an HR professional. To enhance your professional resume even further, our curriculum prepares you academically for the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) Certified Professional certification exam, as well as the Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™), Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) and Senior Professional Human Resources® (SPHR®) certifications offered by the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).2 When you're ready to further your education, you can seamlessly transfer your HROL Bachelor's degree credits toward a Master of Human Resources Management degree at Rasmussen College.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.2 Here are just a few examples of where a Human Resources and Organizational Leadership degree can take you.

Training and Development Specialists

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $33,150 10th Percentile
    • $44,140 25th Percentile
    • $60,360 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    12%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Human Resources Specialists

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $35,810 10th Percentile
    • $45,900 25th Percentile
    • $60,350 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    7%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Human Resources Managers

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $65,040 10th Percentile
    • $83,230 25th Percentile
    • $110,120 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    9%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

“In studying HR and organizational training and development, I gained the ability to effect change in people and the way they do business. I am able to teach leaders how to believe in their own people.”

David
Student, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership

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