Human Resources Management Online Degree Completion Program
The Human Resource Management Online Degree Completion Program (HRMT) prepares students for careers in the human resource departments of corporations, government agencies, unions, and other private and public organizations.
In other words, Human Resource Management involves all the decisions and practices that relate to managing people in organizations, the ultimate goal being to do so effectively and efficiently.
And we know what we're talking about. This year, OnlineU voted WSU as one of the nation's Best Online Colleges for ROI in Human Resources. That's impressive!
Our faculty members are accomplished professionals with advanced degrees, industry certifications, and business experience—meaning you can count on us.
What You'll Learn
This program emphasizes the importance of managing human resources of an organization to its success.
As an HRMT major, you'll learn how to develop a knowledge base in job analysis.
You'll also learn about:
- human resource planning
- training and development
- compensation and benefits
- human resource management law
- labor relations
- continuous quality improvement processes
Course Delivery Methods
Complete your Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management in as little as four semesters (not including summers).
Courses are offered solely online with some in-person business engagement opportunities.
Online learning is a combination of synchronous—meaning students attend together, in real time—and asynchronous—meaning students can learn anytime, anywhere.
Ready for Competitive Certification
Human Resources (HR) is becoming more professionalized. That's why our curriculum aligns with the standardized undergraduate HRMT program requirements by SHRM and AACSB.
This means that your studies will automatically complement Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) certification.
And right when you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply to any of the three SHRM-approved certificates:
- Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
- Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
- Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
Check out the HRCI website for more details on these certifications.
Careers in the Field
The number of HR professionals is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years because of an increased awareness of the costs and benefits of effective human resource practices.
Our program alumni get hired in the field within one year of graduation. Recent graduates now work as:
- International Human Resources Manager
- Employee Benefit Manager
- Training and Development Specialist
- Employment and Placement Specialist
- Compensation Specialist
- Job and Occupational Analyst
- Human Resources Generalist
- Industrial Relations Representative
Other graduates have been employed as grievance handlers, arbitration managers, negotiators, and safety directors.
Who Should Enroll
This program is ideal for students who have already completed the first two years of lower-division general education requirements.
Students who are well suited for this program include working adults, parents, and long-distance learners.
Cohorts & Advisers
Students in this program will be enrolled in a cohort (BUSO) with specific courses designated only for this cohort.
BUSO cohort members are guaranteed a seat in all required courses. BUSO students will not have to compete for seats with residential students on the main Winona campus.
Students may enter the BUSO cohort in either Fall or Spring semesters and may be full- or part-time.
Dedicated advisors will guide students through the program, both in-person and virtually, depending on student preference.