Human Resources Management

Bachelor's, Degree Completion


Attract and motivate talented staff. Create positive work environments. Help an organization become more efficient.

Why Study Human Resources Management at Winona State?

Human Resources Management extends beyond processing payrolls and benefits, handling trainings, and resolving disputes. 

Human Resource professionals are essential to an organization’s success. HR professionals prevent ineffective employment and management practices from costing businesses money.   

HR managers and specialists also: 

  • match employees with the right experience to the right jobs 
  • recommend changes, so companies achieve their financial goals 
  • ensure an organization complies with local, state, and federal laws 
  • advise on human resource issues, like equal employment opportunity 

Enhance your decision-making skills with the Human Resources Management online (HRMT) degree completion program at WSU. This program is available through the Department of Business Administration.

This program is also meant for students who have already completed general education requirements. Students who are well suited for the Human Resources Management online degree completion program include working adults, parents, and distance learners. 

The HRMT online degree completion program is aligned with the Society for Human Resources Management’s (SHRM) standards. 

What Will You Learn as a Human Resources Management Major?

As a Human Resources Management major, you’ll develop a knowledge base in job analysis. 

You’ll also: 

  • understand the standards for compensation and benefits calculations 
  • get hands-on practice managing people in different types of organizations 
  • know how to recruit and screen people for job interviews in a wide range of industries 
  • use training and development programs to improve employee morale and daily operations 

Your coursework will prepare you for careers in the human resource departments of corporations, government agencies, unions, and other private and public organizations. 

Graduation Requirement

Aside from major- or minor-specific requirements, you’ll need to complete additional requirements through the General Education Program (GEP) to earn your degree from Winona State University.

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Not F-1 Eligible

This program does not meet F-1 visa requirements for international students.

However, more than 90% of Winona State’s majors and programs meet F-1 visa criteria.

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Program Highlights
Flexible Coursework

Coursework is delivered entirely online, making the HRMT program great for anyone who wants to fit their education into their personal and professional lives.

With fully asynchronous classes, you can complete your assignments anytime, anywhere. This means you can take your career to the next level at your own pace.

Competitive Certification

Be one step closer to becoming a HR professional by earning industry-recognized certifications along with your degree.

The HRMT curriculum prepares you to earn the Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) certification before you graduate.

After graduation and gaining experience in the field, you’ll be ready to sit for other certification exams.

Like Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

These certifications are SHRM-approved and are offered through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Real-World Projects

You’ll complete a variety of individual and group projects that showcase your experience in HR.

During your upper-division courses, you’ll gain hands-on experience developing several strategic plans.

Such as staffing and evaluation, compensation and benefits, and employee training and development.

These plans are standard for the human resource industry.

Hear from Human Resources Management Alumni
What drew me to this program was the flexibility it provides with work. This program has also helped open new doors toward my career path.
Austin Keller ‘22
The classes that were offered—and even more importantly, the relationships I made with fellow classmates and professors—have helped me define my present and future goals within my career.
Isla Jacobson ‘22
Having the flexibility to complete my coursework on my own schedule was crucial to my eventual success.
Luke Nilles ‘22
This degree has given me the confidence to assert what I’ve learned, grow into roles of higher responsibility, and gain unmatched autonomy in my position.
Grady Rider ‘21
Careers & Outcomes

Human resource manager and training and development manager professions are expected to increase 7% by 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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