Friends University

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management at its best!

The Human Resource Management degree provides students with a wide range of business skills and opportunities that prepare them for success as strategic and tactical HR management professionals. Graduates are prepared to contribute as partners in assessing, formulating and responding to a firm's goals.

Courses are designed by practicing Human Resource professionals and are based on the educational framework provided by the Society for Human Resource Management's curriculum guidebook. This is the only human resource management program in the state that is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Students in this accelerated program will study one topic at a time, to concentrate objective exposure to each topic. Students will gain knowledge in the following:

  • Strategic management
  • Workforce planning and employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Total rewards
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Risk management

Benefits: Students of the Human Resource Management program will have the knowledge that they have completed the only human resource management degree in the state that is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management. Woven throughout the coursework specific to Human Resource Management are topics relevant to all business professionals. To stay ahead of the rapidly changing HR environment, and to maximize opportunities to experience the growing importance of HR in organizational strategy, this is the degree of choice for HR professionals. Students in this accelerated program study one topic at a time enabling full concentration and maximum exposure to the topic.

Skills: Students of the program grow skills in the following areas:

  1. Identify the internal and external organizational environment and predict the organization's impact on human resources
  2. Develop effective human resource strategies and plan for innovation in a global environment
  3. Demonstrate application of the common body of knowledge in Human Resource Management
  4. Create a competitive advantage by attracting, retaining, and motivating talented employees
  5. Evaluate ethical, social, civic, cultural, and political issues as they relate to the environment of Human Resource Management
    • Distinct, professional human resource competencies and practical applications in human resource management
    • An interdisciplinary perspective for strategic leadership, human resource management and decision making for the human resource professional
    • Opportunities to contribute as strategic partners by assessing, formulating, and responding to a firm's strategic goals

Quality and Convenience: This 46-hour degree was developed by members of the human resource management (HRM) curriculum review team. Members are professionally certified practitioners who have years of experience in human resource management and are actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Each class is sequentially available to students in an online environment that is suited to a busy lifestyle, allowing students to study as their schedule permits.

Job opportunities: Employment Outlook: Human resource management is expected to grow between 17 and 35 percent, faster than the national average for all occupations through the year 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Resource degrees provide professional flexibility, as students have the opportunity to diversify in any one of the six HR discipline areas included in the program. Human resource positions are represented in virtually every industry and field.

Projected Growth Data

Occupations

Employment, 2006

Projected
employment,
2016

Increase, 2006-16

Number

Percent

Managers and specialists – human resources, training and labor relations

868,000

1,015,000

147,000

17

Managers – compensation and benefits

49,000

55,000

5,900

12

Managers – training and development

29,000

33,000

4,500

16

All other human resource managers

58,000

65,000

6,600

11

Specialists – employment, recruitment and placement

197,000

233,000

36,000

18

Specialists – compensation, benefits and job analysis

110,000

130,000

20,000

18

Specialists – training and development

210,000

249,000

38,000

18

All other human resource specialists – training, and labor relations

214,000

250,000

35,000

16

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