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Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

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

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on experience in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career in human resources and organizational leadership. With our Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership, you will understand the theoretical framework of leadership, HR management principles and how to apply the concepts in the workplace. Enhance your résumé even further by participating in a capstone course or optional internship and take part in interactive lectures to gain firsthand experience as an HR professional.

Our advanced curriculum is fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates education standards, as well as the HR Certification Institute's (HRCI) guidelines. It is designed to help you gain job-ready skills that employers seek and allow you to help the most valued resource in a business: an organization’s people. This Bachelor's degree-completion program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit for what you already know.

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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 Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

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

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

Help Move Your Career Forward

Feel confident advancing your human resources career with advanced knowledge and skills from your Human Resources and Organizational Leadership courses, as well as creating value across your organization by leading and contributing to a diverse team.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for human resources managers is 9%.3 A Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor's degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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What Skills Will I Gain?

Develop and Evaluate

Use HR information systems to recruit, select and hire staff, as well as operate performance management, training and development.

Compensation and Benefits

Practice designing an equitable pay structure and examine how compensation and benefits motivate and reward employee practice.

Leadership Development

Develop strategies and techniques for developing and managing employees and businesses to create a competitive workforce.

Change Management

Understand the impact of change on an organization, and learn how to approach change and help manage risk.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Organizational Behavior Analysis

    • MAN 4240
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Explores human behavior in work settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. Areas of focus include organizational structure, leadership, power, conflict management, motivation, morale and communication.

    Strategic Human Resource Management

    • MAN 3668
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Demonstrates how to successfully integrate the human resources function within an organization's overall strategic planning process to help increase employee performance and satisfaction.

    Instructional Design, Training & Development and Learning

    • MAN 4572
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Introduces instructional design with an emphasis on the systematic approach to learning and instruction. Studies various training approaches, such as ADDIE. Students transfer lessons to a project, demonstrating an understanding of key instructional design concepts.

24 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours


What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

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 90 quarter or 60 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.

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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 Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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