Your best resource? An online Bachelor's degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership. Through career-focused curriculum and practical, real-world experience in your courses, you can prepare for a bright future. 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 fully online Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership can be completed in as few as 18 months.2 Choose the accelerated Master’s pathway and you can take between two and four Master’s courses as part of your Bachelor’s degree. You'll have an excellent opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in the field and experience graduate school without making a formal commitment. If you decide to complete your Master’s degree, you could graduate in as little as one additional year, and save between $2,110 and $4,220, depending on your program of study. You’ll be ready to enter the workforce with a higher level of education and the confidence that goes with it.3
Our innovative curriculum is aligned with education standards in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, 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.
Online Empowered Learning® courses allow you to learn by doing and manage your pace. This Bachelor's degree-completion program is available with $149 self-directed assessments, which let you prove that you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.
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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 Management (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 career with advanced knowledge and skills, as well as creating value across your organization, by leading and contributing to a diverse team. Plus, with our accelerated Master’s pathway, you can finish up to one-third of your Master of Human Resources Management degree credits while earning your Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership—saving you up to $4,220 in the process.3
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2020 and 2030 for Human Resources Managers is 9%.4A Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor's degree from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.
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What Skills Will I Gain?
Analyze and interpret data to formulate effective staffing, compensation and rewards management systems.
Law and Ethics
Evaluate ethical behavior related to employment and labor law compliance, safety and security, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Strategic Organizational Leader
Be a strategic human resources partner within the organization and apply leadership skills to ensure HR planning is aligned with organizational objectives while minimizing risk.
Training and Development
Design, evaluate and assess a training and development program to promote employee growth and professional development.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
Law and Ethics for the Human Resource Professional
- MAN 3710
- 4 Credits
Introduces students to the world of law and ethics specific to human resources. Students work with real-world scenarios and company situations to assess for compliance and ethical behavior and apply various types of decision-making models for effective practice and strategic planning.
Strategic Human Resource Management
- MAN 3668
- 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.
- MAN 4330
- 4 Credits
Addresses tangible and intangible compensation and the use of compensation to motivate and reward employee performance. The course also covers job analysis, job description and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure.
23 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
Estimate Your Tuition
Rasmussen University is committed to making education more affordable for all students. Our tuition estimating tool can help you visualize the cost of your Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership online and see what savings opportunities are available to help you achieve it.
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 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today, or explore our Transfer Policy page for 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 an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with self-directed assessments, credit for prior learning, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.
Where Can I Find Online Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Courses Near Me?
At Rasmussen University, 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 an online Human Resources and Organizational Leadership program near you.