Human Resource Management Degree Online

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Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 40
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420


best online programsThe Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Human Resource Management program consists of 40 credit hours and is offered fully online. The online format is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule. Blended and on-campus options are also available.

The human resource management degree online offers a hands-on and comprehensive study of the skills required of human resource practitioners and other organizational leaders responsible for achieving results through people. Students receive training in key skill areas of human resource management and its application to the dynamics of present and future organizations. The main program goal centers on the human resource professional’s role as a strategic partner within an organization.

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Managing in Organizations

Students will learn the underlying trends and topics of leadership and management. The class will explore the importance of effective management practice. Topics such as self-directed work teams, motivation, systems theory, quality, and leadership will be studied. Students will investigate their own strengths and areas of personal development in order to understand how best to develop their own leadership capabilities.


Advanced Human Resource Mgmt

The role of the human resource management function in organizations will be studied. The changing nature of work and demographic shifts will be of particular focus. Students will study all of the roles that the human resource professional plays.


Survey & Research Methods

Basic survey and research methodologies are explored in the context of human resource management. Analysis of professional research articles is studied with an emphasis on reading and understanding research. Students will learn the use of technology as a tool for HR professionals.


Legal Issues in Human Resource

Every human resource professional needs to understand employment law. The historical roots of labor/management will be examined and the application of the law to the present day workplace including wrongful discharge, harassment, interviewing, selection, compensation, and benefits will be discussed and studied. Techniques such as negotiation and mediation will be practiced.


Staffing the Organization

How do we find and keep good employees?  Every organization in America is grappling with this issue.  This course will focus on the many aspects of Talent Management.  Students will study recruitment, forecasting, selection, orientation and retention.


Comp/Benefit Sys & Theories

How will employees be compensated for their efforts?  Salary administration variable pay, performance management, position evaluation, HRIS, and reward systems, in terms of monetary and non-monetary pay, will be evaluated.  Employee benefits will also be examined.


Organizational Dev & Change

This course introduces students to concepts in organizational development. Students will study change theories and how to make organizations more effective while navigating change, how to perform and assess organizational needs, and how to look at various options in training and developing employees.


Strategic Human Resources

This course will examine Human Resources professionals as strategic partners with their organizational counterparts. Various cases and readings will be used to illuminate the pivotal role HR can play in influencing the direction of organizations.


Business & Personal Ethics

This class will look at processes and strategies for dealing with ethical dilemmas and situations. Students will work on case studies and look at their own roots in developing their ethical positions. Students will wrap up this class with their own statement of ethical beliefs.


Human Resource Plan

Students will have completed their human resource synthesis project they began months ago and will present it to their cohort.


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2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Start Dates

Fall 2014 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 6-10 p.m. CST

Start Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST 

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 6-10 p.m. CST

Start Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 6-7 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST


*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree