Your best resource? A degree in Human Resources. Through career-focused curriculum and practical, real-world experience in your courses, you can prepare for a bright future. Our fully online Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership can be completed in as few as 18 months.1 You will learn the theoretical framework of leadership and HR management principles. Enhance your resume further by participating in a capstone course or optional internship. You also get the opportunity to participate in live, interactive lectures designed to enhance your online experience and provide you with an opportunity to interact with your instructor and classmates.
Our innovative curriculum is 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 skills that employers seek and allow you to help a business’ most valued resource: its 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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- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- aPHR™, PHR® and SPHR® are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.
- 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.
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 furthering 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.
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.
Develop strategies and techniques for developing and managing employees and businesses to create a competitive workforce.
Understand the impact of change on an organization, and learn how to approach change and help manage risk.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- MAN 4240
- 4 Credits
- MAN 3668
- 4 Credits
- MAN 4572
- 4 Credits
Organizational Behavior Analysis
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.