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January 06, 2020

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Organizations start with great people. Great careers start here. You’ll gain an understanding of fundamental concepts in leadership, human resources, management, training and development and business ethics with an Associate’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership. This degree program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. If you want to advance even further in your education, our laddered curriculum helps you smoothly transfer your Associate's degree credits to a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Advance Your Education

Whether this is the first step on your path to a human resources and organizational leadership career or you're currently working and ready to advance your credentials, we've made it easy. Our program is designed so credits simply ladder-up, one to the next, Associate's to Bachelor's.

Help Move Your Career Forward

Gain versatile skills and real-world experience while you benefit from Human Resources Organizational Leadership courses. Through your coursework, you may become eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)3 and/or Project Management Professional (PMP®)4 certification exam(s) offered by the Project Management Institute.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for human resources specialists is 7%.2 A Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Associate's degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Human Resources Fundamentals

Understand fundamental concepts in leadership, human resources, management, marketing and business ethics.

Critical Thinking

Understand how human resources impact the workplace and apply critical thinking to issues related to organizations, employment law, compensation, training and employee development.

Management Skills

Demonstrate management skills including planning and decision-making, organizing and leading employees.

Communication

Understand the value of written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, information and financial literacy and the significance of diversity awareness skills.

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Prepare for a successful career in human resources thanks to skills-based curriculum and practical, career-relevant opportunities in your courses.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Introduction to Human Resource Management

    • MAN 1300
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Focuses on the management and leadership of an organization's human resources. Explores the importance of establishing and administering the goals, policies and procedures of the organization.

    Introduction to Organizational Leadership

    • LDR 2439
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Examines the fundamental theory and practical application of organizational leadership in the context of diversity. Focuses on theoretical concepts and their practical applications to understand the chaotic and constantly changing world of organizations.

    Employment Law

    • PLA 2476
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Develops an understanding of selected legal issues involved in human resources management. Legal issues addressed include: labor relations, employee rights, sexual harassment, diversity and compensation and benefits law.

14 Courses to Complete

91 Credit Hours

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Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance 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.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find Human Resources Courses Near Me?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a human resources and organizational leadership program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  3. Certified Associate in Project Management and CAPM are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
  4. Project Management Professional and PMP are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
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