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 320 Training and Staff 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, choosing instructors and programs and program evaluation and modification.

HR 330 Compensation Management
(3 credits )

This course will focus upon the planning and implementing of a total compensation system, including practical experience in job analysis, salary survey and the development of a structured pay policy. An environmental study of the effects of compensation on behavior and legal implications of salary grades will also be included.

HR 340 Recruiting and Staffing Policies and Practices
(3 credits )

This course provides an exploration of the key issues in recruitment, selection and staffing of employees at all levels. Human resource planning, job descriptions and specifications, recruitment, the selection process, testing, employment interviews and the evaluation of the selection process are discussed. Compliance with issues such as EEO, affirmative action and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are addressed. Emphasis is on establishing procedures that ensure high-quality candidates and employees.

HR 350 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 substance abuse.

HR 370 Human Resource Management Seminar
(3 credits )

Students will focus on current human resource management topics. Each student will complete an in-depth study of one of the many aspects of human resource management and present a detailed report of the findings. Guest speakers from the human resource community will present a panel discussion of challenges faced in the workplace.

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