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Online BA in Human Resource Management Degree

Practical HR Skills That Can Be Used in Almost Any Industry

Study the skills you need to be successful in HR through a curriculum that includes real-life situational experiences. This program is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) guidelines.

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  • Duration 2-4 years
  • Cost per Credit $495
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • ACBSP-accredited
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Aligns with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines

Discover How to Manage Human Resources

There is a continuing demand for knowledgeable human resources professionals across all industries. With Lindenwood University’s online bachelor’s in human resource management program, you will acquire the skills you need to succeed in the field.

Learn from knowledgeable professionals who will teach you key areas such as recruiting, hiring, performance management, benefits, and more. Our human resource management online degree program provides practical, real-life situational experiences for different employment settings, including non-profit organizations, service industries, manufacturing, and government.

Our online HR degree program’s curriculum is aligned with the guidelines set by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


The online bachelor’s in human resource management program from Lindenwood University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

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A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our 120-credit-hour online human resources degree focuses on the key aspects of HR. This program’s curriculum includes 63 credit hours of general education requirements in addition to the major’s core requirements.

There are 51 credit hours that cover fundamental business and human resources topics, including a capstone course. In addition, you will select two human resources elective courses.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online HR degree program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from 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)
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What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online art history degree program is offered at just $495 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Understand the different human resources functions related to an organization, such as job descriptions, recruiting, training, and compensation
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the behavior of individuals, groups, teams, and organizations
  • Exhibit strong decision-making skills to ethically resolve issues within the workplace

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your human resource management online degree include:

  • Human resources specialist: $60,880
  • Human resource manager: $113,300
  • Compensation and benefits manager: $121,010

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

You can complete the online BA/BS in Human Resource Management in as few as 24 months.

The program requires the completion of 40 courses, including 19 in the human resource management curriculum. Learn more about the curriculum for the BA and BS options here.

You can start your application here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

Instead of preparing you for licensure, the online BA/BS in Human Resource Management program prepares you for management careers needed by businesses in every industry. Learn more about career outcomes for this program here.

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