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Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management, BA

Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Impact Workforce Potential with an online Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management! 

There is a continuing demand for knowledgeable human resources professionals across all industries. With Lindenwood University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management program, you will cover HR essentials for workforce recruitment, employee relations, benefits management and more — the human resource management (HRM) skills you need to succeed in the field.  

Pursuing your online bachelor’s degree in human resource management at Lindenwood lets you learn from knowledgeable professionals who will teach you key areas such as recruiting, hiring, performance management, benefits, and more. Our HR management degree online program is designed for current and aspiring HR professionals, providing practical, real-life situational experiences for different employment settings, including non-profit organizations, service industries, manufacturing, and government.  

Your online bachelor’s degree in human resources curriculum is aligned with the guidelines set by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Program at a Glance

2-4 years

Duration

120

Credit Hours

$495

Cost per Credit

100%

Online

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Online Spotlight

At Lindenwood, we’ve designed a career-focused education model rooted in a 190-year-plus history of academic excellence, propelled by the aspirations of students like you. 

Course Spotlight

Your bachelor’s of HR management online coursework an prepare you for oversight of HR operations in your organization. This online bachelor’s degree in human resource management program can also help you develop the expertise in HR strategy that can be applied to a number of real-world settings, from business to healthcare. The  HR management degree online program program develops your approach to supporting overall organizational agility through your expertise in workforce issues, including the following topics:   

  • Employee Training and Development
  • Employment Law
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Implementing and Managing Diversity

Essential Skills & Insights

Coursework in this online bachelor’s degree in human resource management program covers the following: 

  • Management Skills  – cultivate your advanced approach to problem solving, analytical thinking and communications.  
  • Well-Rounded HR Expertise – develop your background to support areas from employee development and training to benefits and employment law and more.  
  • Industry-Driven Curriculum  – aligned with SHRM guidelines, coursework reflects best practices in HR management.  
  • Transferrable Learning – learning is immediately applicable to your workplace while you earn your degree.  

Career Outlook

Graduates can make an impact on organizational success in a number of roles. Those interested in an HR management path can take advantage of a faster-than-average job growth rate of five percent, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, this career path can be quite lucrative, with the BLS reporting an annual median salary of $136,350 for HR managers. Other careers in this field include Talent Management, Compensation Specialist, Benefits Planner, Labor Relations Specialist, Corporate Trainer, and Human Resources Analyst.  

Admissions Requirements

For admission to your online bachelor’s degree in human resource management program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents: 

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
    All colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement
    (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

Tuition

The cost per credit hour for this online bachelor’s degree in human resource management program is $495. Besides being ranked ranked No. 17 on Niche.com’s list of Best Value Colleges in Missouri, we build in unique benefits such as our 20 percent discount per credit hour for returning alumni pursuing their master’s degree. 

Transfer Credits

Lindenwood offers a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs. This means you can complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours at Lindenwood—saving you time and money on your education! 

Another benefit of our transfer credit program is our Prior Learning Credit opportunity, which lets you earn credit based on your prior education and/or work experiences. Undergraduate and graduate students can qualify for this advantage.   

Plus, you can personalize your transfer experience through Lindenwood’s Transfer Guides. These guides are part of our articulation partnerships with area community college to help you get the most value from your transfer credit. 

Interested in discovering related programs? Explore the following programs to find the best fit for your future: 

If you aren’t sure which program is right for you, filling out the form on this page and speaking to a Lindenwood representative is the best way to determine your path forward!  

Frequently Asked Questions

From the hiring process to benefits management, the online bachelor’s in human resource management program introduces students to foundational skills in HR to equip them for entry-level career paths in this industry. The online bachelor’s degree in human resource management program at Lindenwood University offers a flexible learning platform for aspiring and current HR professionals to gain the leadership and management skills they need for lifelong career success.

A Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management requires 75-81 credit hours. Topics of study include organizational behavior, human resource management, labor relations, employment law, employee relations, employee selection and the hiring process, compensation and benefits, and other courses designed to help you succeed in your future career as a human resources professional.

An online degree in HR can help you pursue a number of career paths – from HR management to employee training and development and much more. Earning your online bachelor’s degree in human resource management is also a flexible way to complete your degree on your schedule.

No, you do not need a background in HR or any other job field.

Your online Bachelor’s In Human Resource Management degree will help you develop essential HR skills within employee training and development, payroll and benefits, employment law and more.

Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?

Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.

Quality

Quality

We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.

Affordability

Affordability

We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.

Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.

Support

Support

We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.

We are committed to helping you succeed.

Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.

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