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. 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.

If you are interested in management, West also offers the following management degree programs:

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology (IT) Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management

Human Resource Management (Bachelor of Arts)

Managers in all types of organizations must be able to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively in an ever-changing global marketplace that is driven by a constant focus on value-added differentiation. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Resource Management program provides students with a robust foundation in both general business and human resource knowledge. These core competencies are designed to provide future human resource practitioners with the perspectives, insights and tools necessary in developing and implementing effective human resource policies. Graduates will gain a deep understanding of how the human resources function can be integrated with other business capabilities to deliver superior value to customers within a global service-oriented context.

Degree Summary


189 weeks (approx. 3.6 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit


Bachelor Degree Total Credits: 120


Total: $30,000 Books and Supplies: $0

Program Learning Outcomes

1 Analyze the competitive marketplace and core internal capabilities to identify areas of competitive advantage to support a long-term sustainable positioning in today's global, service-oriented environment.
2 Support business decisions with sound and defensible corporate and personal ethical policies.
3 Evaluate employee performance using psychology frameworks, research and data-driven analyses that fit organizational and individual growth objectives.
4 Identify the linkages between human resource policies and procedures and the fulfillment of customer needs.
5 Analyze key financial measures of success and evaluate their connections to human resource policies and procedures.
6 Design and implement a comprehensive corporate training and development plan consistent with corporate vision, structure, staffing, and employment practices.
7 Analyze corporate personnel practices and recommend appropriate enhancements to increase motivation and productivity.
8 Analyze health and safety issues in the workplace and develop a plan for assuring and maintaining a hazard-free work environment.
9 Employ effective management practices consistent with federal and state requirements for employee rights/protections, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.
10 Develop effective negotiations, mediation, and collective bargaining skills consistent with commonly accepted practices in employee relations and fair treatment.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS


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