Human Resource Management

Why study human resource management at Huntington University?

Jobs in human capital are expected to grow by 5% each year. Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management from Huntington University will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in human resources, whether you are interested in helping shape culture, effectively training and engaging employees, or helping employees understand the benefits and opportunities available to them. Organizations understand the importance of serving their people with excellence, and a Huntington University degree in human resource management will prepare you for your career in serving the organization’s most valuable asset – human capital.

As a student enrolled in the human resources management degree, you will:

  • Gain leadership skills to work as a human resource professional with a high return on investment (ROI)
  • Maximize your impact and ability to lead your organization’s human capital through courses like
    • Training & Staff Development
    • Employment & Labor Law
    • Compensation Management
    • Staffing & Recruitment
    • Organizational Culture & Behavior
  • Explore and grow your knowledge in human capital management while growing your faith with Huntington University’s intentional integration of faith and learning throughout your program
  • Gain skills in various areas of business through additional courses such as
    • Organizational Change
    • Principles of Leadership
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Business Law
    • Public Relations
    • Economics
    • Finance
  • Pursue career opportunities that increase job satisfaction and open doors
  • Complete your degree without giving up your current job — or valuable family time!
You’re not alone. 70% of Hoosiers take more than 4 years to finish college.
Median salary for human resource specialists in 2019 was $61,000
Approximately 80% of our incoming student population received financial aid in 2018.
The average adult degree class has a 7:1 student-professor ratio.

After Graduation

With a Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management, you’re well on your way to a variety of expanded opportunities, complete with potential salary increases and greater responsibilities – think human resources officer, office manager, or training and development manager. Or you can take your career to the next level with advanced degree options such as an MBA.

Earn your degree through engaging online courses.

Huntington University specializes in creating a supportive online learning environment for busy adults. You’ll earn the same degree as traditional college students but with the convenience of completing weekly courses around your schedule.

HU’s Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management emphasizes a broad perspective in human capital management, training you to play a pivotal role in hiring, benefits, career development, and training. You’ll lead employees in common goals that shape the workplace environment while making a lasting impact on your company.

A Degree of Integrity

Our degree programs are built on biblical and Christian principles, enriched with our broad curriculum in the liberal arts. Your professors will challenge you to pursue academic excellence and integrate Christian faith within your selected field of study. If you want to connect with fellow students and faculty mentors in meaningful ways while pursuing excellent academics, Huntington University is where you belong.

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Human Resource Management Courses

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HR 200 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(3 credits )

This course provides an overview of the field of Human Resource Management (HRM). Students will learn about the importance of each component of HRM and how it impacts the competitiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of an organization. Topics introduced include employee relations, global HRM, HRIS, labor relations and unionized work environments, performance management, training and development, and workplace health, safety, and security.

HR 320 Training and Development
(3 credits )

Training and staff development from a human resource perspective will be addressed. Employee orientation, career planning and development, cross training, management development, and succession planning are covered. This course also addresses learning styles, technical needs assessment, selecting facilitators/instructors, selecting appropriate modality, determining and setting training outcomes and goals, evaluating effectiveness, and achieved outcomes.

HR 330 Compensation and Benefits Management
(3 credits )

This course will focus upon the planning, implementing, and management of a total compensation system, including practical experience in job analysis, salary survey, the development of a structured pay policy, benefit analysis, perquisites (perqs) analysis, and developing a full benefits package. An in-depth review of the role of the organization, government entities, unions, and employees as they impact the design and administration of a total compensation system.

HR 400 Recruiting, Succession Planning, and Human Resource Strategy
(3 credits )

This course focuses on building a highly skilled workforce that meets organizational staffing needs by using effective strategies and tactics for recruiting, selecting, and onboarding employees. Students will learn about the recruitment process, from job analysis to sourcing and selecting, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The course will also explore succession planning, including how to identify critical positions, develop talent pipelines, and implement effective succession plans to ensure the ongoing success of an organization. Students will learn about how recruitment, employee engagement, motivation, and retention, as well as employee relations impacts HR and the overall organizational strategy. The course will use real-world examples, interactive exercises, and case studies to help students understand the practical applications of these concepts.

HR 410 Employment Law and Labor Relations
(3 credits )

This course provides a legal and practical overview of employee relations and labor relations in both union and nonunion environments. Communication styles, facilitation, grievances and discipline handling, crisis interventions, conflict resolution, labor relations, and the role of government in human resource management are addressed. It also emphasizes compliance issues, including OSHA, employee assistance, harassment, and discrimination.

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