Next program start date

May 17, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

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

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 Plus, with our accelerated Master’s pathway, you can take one course toward your MBA or up to four courses toward your Master of Human Resource Management as part of your Bachelor’s program—and at Bachelor’s tuition rates. For example, you could complete your Master of Human Resources Management in as little as one additional year while saving up to $3,300.4

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.

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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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 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 $3,300 in the process.4

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2018 and 2028 for human resources managers is 7%.3 A 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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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Data Analysis

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.

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Prepare for today’s changing corporate environment with our fully online Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s degree program.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Law and Ethics for the Human Resource Professional

    • MAN 3710
    • Online
    • 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
    • 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.

    Compensation Administration

    • MAN 4330
    • Online
    • 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.

24 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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Enrollment

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 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.

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Transfer Student

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.

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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 Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Class Locations

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.

  • 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. 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 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  4. Number of eligible courses varies by program, and ranges from 1 to 4 courses. Time and cost savings are dependent on the eligible student enrolling in and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway. Completion time is dependent on the number of transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.
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