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Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resource Management


40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
$ 1525
Cost per course
Online program
Earn your degree on your terms.
Transfer courses
Get credits for classes taken – up to 28 classes maximum.
No-cost gen eds
Eligibility rules apply.

What do you do with a degree in Human Resource Management?

Discover approaches for recruiting, hiring and supporting human capital within an organization. Strayer’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Human Resource Management concentration can help you learn best practices – and how to implement them in the workplace.

Fall classes start October 1

Do you need a degree to be successful in human resource management?

Strayer’s online human resource management degree can help put you on the path to success in the field. You’ll learn the drivers of excellence in human resource management, including recruitment, training, compensation and benefits. You’ll also learn strategies for promoting productivity, enhancing workforce efficiency and resolving issues to help you stand out in the field.

What skills do you need to be a human resources manager?

  • Explore the human resource management process, its role in supporting organizational strategies and the functions involved in workforce planning, staffing and retention.
  • Become familiar with the latest human resource functions, trends and theories to drive productivity, along with accepted policies and programs that encourage workforce efficiency.
  • Execute human resources management functions used for staffing, training and development and compensation administration.
  • Learn how developing strategic business decisions can help resolve workforce management issues.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?

  • There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.


of Strayer Bachelor of Business Administration alumni agree that their degree was a worthwhile investment.

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2023

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How much does a BBA in Human Resource Management cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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How much does a BBA in Human Resource Management cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

What coursework do you need to specialize in human resource management?

Your online human resource management degree provides a solid framework in business administration and operations, as well as practical knowledge related to staffing, training and development, compensation and general human resource management. View all courses. 

What is a minor in college?

A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.

How does a minor work?

Since you can use elective courses to complete a minor, in some cases you may not have to spend extra time or money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.

Should you get a minor in college?

Getting a minor can help give you professional skills. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.

Human resource management concentration course list

Sample courses

BUS 310 - Human Resource Management

Analyzes the major human resource management functions in organizations. Presents the various components of the human resource management process (planning, recruitment, selection, training/development, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations, employee relations), and the associated activities to perform these functions. Highlights the human resource management responsibilities of all managers. Emphasizes job analysis considerations, the supporting role of human resource management to strategic planning, and the major government legislation affecting human resource management.

BUS 325 - Global Human Resource Management

Examines the considerations for human resource management in support of global business operations. Analyzes the sources of labor, business strategy, corporate culture, and cultural differences as elements of global human resource planning. Reviews fundamental human resource issues such as compensation, productivity, and training.

BUS 335 - Staffing Organizations

Examines the role of staffing to support an organization's strategy and improve productivity. Reviews the key legal compliance issues associated with staffing organizations. Emphasis is placed on HRM planning, job analysis, effective recruitment strategies, developing selection processes, and formulation of staffing plans. Provides considerations for employee retention.

BUS 407 - Training and Development

Presents the concepts of learning (cognitive and behaviorist), principles of instructional design, and the relationship of motivation and learning. Analyzes the phases of the training process model and the activities associated with each phase. Reviews how to develop viable training programs to fit a variety of organizational requirements for both employee and management training and development.

BUS 409 - Compensation Management

Introduces and analyzes the basic concepts of compensation administration in organizations. Provides an intensive study of the wage system, methods of job evaluation, wage and salary structures, and the legal constraints on compensation programs.

COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

What can you do with a BBA in Human Resource Management?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the human resources management field.

Versatile skills for your future

The Human Resources Management concentration will examine the roles and functions of human resources professionals. Students will focus on staffing, development planning, compensation and global human resource management.

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Act as a link between employees and management by answering questions, explaining and managing contracts and resolving work-related issues.
  • Attend employee-related hearings and investigations on behalf of your organization.
  • Evaluate, classify and rate job positions within your organization.
  • Guide managers on handling issues related to organizational policies, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment.
  • Identify and fill open staff positions by interviewing and selecting applicants.
  • Keep records and create reports with employee-related stats, such as new hires, transfers and performance evaluations.
  • Manage employee and staff work related to hiring, payment and employee relations.
  • Organize and run orientation programs for new employees, trainings and more.
  • Perform difficult staffing tasks, like resolving understaffing issues, firing employees and enforcing disciplinary actions.
  • Perform exit interviews to understand why employees were terminated and offer outplacement or relocation support to those who left.
  • Recommend updates to organizational policies and practices based on reports of employee issues and complaints.
  • Review and change employee payment and benefits policies to create competitive programs that are legally compliant.
  • Supply employees and new candidates with details about job responsibilities, pay, benefits and more.

Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.


A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable


A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent


Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended


A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

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