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If you’re a people person, Human Resources could be a great career field for you.

Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development

Do you enjoy working with people, solving problems, and being a valued resource for people? Earning your human resource degree at Herzing University can help you start or advance in your HR career.

Our new curriculum of human resource courses focuses on practical application, to hone your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, better preparing you for career advancement. You’ll learn critical business skills, such as project management, but you’ll also gain key soft skills, such as professionalism and teamwork, which are essential to successful leadership management.

Depending on where you want to go with your HR degree, you could be in charge of hiring employees, managing healthcare plans, handling payroll, and/or making sure your company follows all worker health and safety regulations

In addition, new kinds of human resource specialists will be needed, such as employment mediators. Employment mediators help ensure better negotiations between labor and management. Other growing HR opportunities include international human resource managers and human resource information systems specialists.

As an HR professional, you'll have the greatest opportunities if you hold a college degree, have earned special certifications, and have taken a wide variety of human resource courses. Herzing's human resource degree program prepares students for these opportunities through convenient online and on-campus formats.

HR: Combining communications with creative solutions

Successful human resource managers have a gift for establishing positive lines of communication and building trust between people. They are able to generate creative win-win solutions as well as stay calm while mediating angry disputes.

Successful professionals

  • Are compassionate and supportive
  • Like clear guidelines and can follow rules and procedures
  • Value common sense
  • Work well in a team
  • Trust facts
  • Have good people skills
  • Work well under pressure

What are the career opportunities in this field?

Employers seek graduates of human resource associate or bachelor’s degree programs when filling entry-level human resource positions. Employers may prefer applicants with experience in a particular field, such as manufacturing, technology, or legal, to match with the company’s industry. This experience translates into a better understanding of the concerns of the employee groups who work at the organization.

Typical duties for entry-level personnel will vary depending on the specialty area, but generally include administrative duties, such as data entry, phone reception, and research. These duties help new HR professionals learn about the organization and profession.

Larger employers often have on-the-job training programs that progressively introduce new hires to the different areas and tasks within the human resources departments. This gives new HR professionals the chance to get to know different departments and processes before they’re placed in a specific area the best suits their skills, interests, and the organization’s needs.

Where do they work?

Human resource professionals typically work in an office environment. Some may work from home occasionally, and others frequently travel (especially those performing recruiting or training roles). Work weeks are typically 40 hours, however those involved in contract disputes or mediation may work additional hours when contracts are being prepared and negotiated.

HR professionals often receive compensation and benefits packages that include health care, retirement savings plan(s) and paid vacation/sick time.

How do I advance in this career?

To advance in the field of human resource management, you'll deed a formal college education, either an associate or bachelo'rs degree in human resources. Certain specialties or employers may require a master’s degree with a concentration in human resources. Certification is also highly desirable by employers, and most upper-level human resource professionals have at least one certification.

What is the job outlook for this career?

As the number of businesses increases, employment in human resources-related careers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Many of these new positions will be created by employers as a measure to ensure all occupational safety, equal opportunity, family leave, and other regulations/guidelines are met. Other human resources professionals will be employed to create attractive benefits packages to help companies offset the rising cost of health care benefits for its employees with other perks.

The number of human resources consulting agencies is also increasing. These agencies can offer lucrative careers for professionals with specialty areas such as employee compensation and training. Those with college degrees and certification will have the greatest job prospects.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor–Bureau of Labor Statistics

As part of Herzing’s business management programs, the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Development degree incorporates a focus on human resources as part of the core skill package critical to success. Students gain the capabilities needed to handle a wide range of responsibilities. Graduates are prepared for positions as office managers, human resource staff, and employee recruiters as well as payroll, healthcare and safety administrators.

All our business courses are taught by certified profesisonals with a minimum of a master's degree at the undergraduate level. Many business faculty come to the classroom with several years of real-world business experience.

Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Students graduating with a Herzing human resource degree will know that their degree meets the highest of international standards. 

Master of Business Administration in Human Resources

Students enrolled in a Herzing University bachelor's degree program who are interested in pursuing a master's degree can save time and money with the Herzing University online MBA.

  • Dual Credit – This program allows current bachelor's degree students the opportunity to exchange up to four courses (12 credits) in their bachelor's degree program with MBA courses.
  • Herzing bachelor's degree students and alumni receive a 15% tuition scholarship on their master's degree courses while an undergraduate student!

Note: The MBA and Dual Credit are not offered at all locations; please check with your local campus for availability. 

Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Development

TheHerzing Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Development program is designed to prepare graduates for the many important roles played by human resources in today’s business environment. Students learn how to build and maintain employee productivity while gaining a solid skill base in business and financial management. Graduates are prepared for entry-level human resource management positions in the areas of employee staffing, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training, and employee relations. Download Program Course Sheet

ProgramCredits Months*
Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Development3936
Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Development12336
*Average number of months for students to complete program

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