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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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?
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?
- MAN 3710
- 4 Credits
- MAN 3668
- 4 Credits
- MAN 4330
- 4 Credits
Law and Ethics for the Human Resource Professional
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
Demonstrates how to successfully integrate the human resources function within an organization's overall strategic planning process to help increase employee performance and satisfaction.
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
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. 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 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.
- 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.