Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Resource Management
What's the most effective way to motivate people? How do you balance governmental regulations with corporate policies? If those questions interest you, this online program will give you the answers. (An on-campus option may also be available; contact a student advisor for details.) You'll deal with issues ranging from operations management to labor relations while learning how to develop a safe and successful workplace. Once you earn your degree, you'll be ready to take on a variety of positions in the Human Resource (HR) field.
Human Resource professionals must respond to the challenges of federal, state, and local regulations. In addition, Human Resource professionals must be adept at dealing with behavioral dynamics in the workplace. Designed according to the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Body of Knowledge recommendations for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, West's Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management can prepare HR professionals to deal with organizational issues, employment practices, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and health, safety, and security programs.
The U.S. Department of Education requires the University to provide the following information about each of our programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized profession.
73.33% of students who completed the program during the most recent federal award year did so within normal time1
- Compensation and Benefits Managers, 11-3041.00
- Human Resource Managers, 11-3121.00
- Training and Development Managers, 11-3042.00
- Human Resource Specialists, 13-1071.00
- Labor Relations Specialists, 13-1075.00
- Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, 13-1141.00
- Training and Development Specialists, 13-1073.00
Includes cost per credit, application fee, and fees for resources (books/eMaterials) for students completing the program in normal time.
MEDIAN GRADUATE DEBT4
- Federal: $30,798
- Private: $0
- Institutional: $0
1The on-time completion rate identifies the percentage of students completing this program during the most recent federal award year who completed it within "normal time." The term "normal time" means the length of time it would take a student to complete this program if the student is continuously enrolled, takes one course at a time, and successfully completes each attempted course. Students enrolled in this degree program are typically nontraditional students. Students may exceed "normal time" for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, internships, practicums, clinical rotations, student teaching or administrator experiences required for licensure. Normal time to complete the program is 63 months.
2Graduates of this program will be educationally qualified to enter the occupations listed. Visit onetonline.org for job descriptions.
3The range provided represents the sum of tuition and typical fees required to complete the program within normal time, based on the University's 2012/2013 tuition levels. The actual costs that will be incurred by a particular student to complete this program will depend upon factors specific to that student. Tuition rates for this program may vary due to factors such as: (i) geographic location of the student; (ii) modality of coursework; (iii) military service; and (iv) future changes in tuition rates. The number of credits required for a particular student to complete the program will be dependent upon various factors, including: (i) transfer credits available; (ii) repeated coursework; and (iii) completion of additional specializations within this program. Please contact a student advisor for additional information.
4The figure represents the median amount of debt incurred by students who completed the program during the relevant federal award year. The actual amount of debt a particular student will incur to complete this program is dependent on various factors specific to the student. Please contact a student advisor for additional information.
- Apply the principles of learning and cognition to human motivation.
- Apply concepts of learning and memory to social and workplace situations to enhance employee motivation and achievement.
- Effectively manage workplace operations of inventory management, project scheduling, quality assurance, and production.
- Assure customer satisfaction through delivering high-quality products and service.
- Design and implement a comprehensive corporate training and development plan consistent with corporate vision, structure, staffing, and employment practices.
- Analyze corporate personnel practices and recommend appropriate enhancements to increase motivation and productivity.
- Analyze health and safety issues in the workplace and develop a plan for assuring and maintaining a hazard-free work environment.
- Employ effective management practices consistent with federal and state requirements for employee rights/protections, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.
- Develop effective negotiations, mediation, and collective bargaining skills consistent with commonly accepted practices in employee relations and fair treatment.
UNDERGRADUATE ELECTIVE COURSES – 18 CREDITS
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 33 CREDITS
BEH 407 Motivation and Achievement
HRM 420 Health and Safety in the Workplace*
HRM 460 Labor/Management Relations*
MGT 445 Corporate Training and Development*
COM 423 Group Dynamics: Teambuilding, Negotiation, and Conflict Management
HRM 430 Employment Law*
HRM 410 Staffing and Employment Practices*
Two Upper Division Elective Courses:
MKT 434 Consumer Communication and Sales Management MGT 461 Project Management Required Course: CAP 485 Integrated Capstone*
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 126
*Indicates courses requiring a prerequisite.