Move forward as a human resource management professional

Employees in any business need support in order to produce their best work. You can become the human resources professional who helps them drive the success of their organization.

Develop hands-on expertise in human resources, including recruitment, training, compensation, and benefits, with the Strayer online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) concentration in human resource management.

This concentration can help you discover methods to foster a climate of excellence in the workplace. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the legal ramifications of staffing decisions, sourcing labor, and creating a cross-cultural work environment.

Areas you’ll explore include global business operations and strategy, diversity in the workplace, and optimal workforce structures and best practices.


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  • BUS 310 - Human Resource Management

    Analyze the major human resource management functions in organizations. Understand the various components of the human resource management process (workforce planning, recruitment, selection, training/development, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations and employee relations) and the associated activities to perform these functions. Discuss the workforce management responsibilities of all managers, with an emphasis on job analysis considerations, the supporting role of human resource management to strategic planning and the major government legislation affecting workforce management.

  • BUS 325 - Global Human Resource Management

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

  • BUS 335 - Staffing Organizations

    Examine the role of staffing to support an organization’s strategy and improve productivity. Review the key legal compliance issues associated with staffing organizations. Focus on HRM planning, job analysis, effective recruitment strategies, developing selection processes and the formulation of staffing plans.  Consider strategies for employee retention.

  • BUS 407 - Training and Development

    Understand the concepts of learning (cognitive and behaviorist), principles of instructional design and the relationship between motivation and learning. Analyze the phases of the training process model and the activities associated with each phase. Review 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

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



    Provides a survey of fundamental management concepts and techniques. This information contributes to effective management and provides a foundation for the continued study of management applications. Emphasis is placed on the roles, the environment, and the primary functions of the manager (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), as well as the skills required and various techniques used to perform these functions. The course will also highlight the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. The communication process, motivation, and operations (production) management are also presented.


    Examines the applications of ethical principles through consideration of typical problem areas encountered in organizations. The course focuses on the ethical perspectives of business decision-making and policy development in a variety of key areas including individual behavior, human resource management, work environments, marketing, property rights, and international business. The analysis of case situations will illustrate the application of various ethical approaches (utility, individual rights, and justice) in managing organizations.


    Explore the role of primary and secondary stakeholders, both within and outside organizations. Investigate ethics and social responsibility and review where organizational activities fall within different continua. Examine the broad forces in business, society and globalization and how stakeholders can influence results in both business and society.


    Examine the processes by which organizations formulate strategy, implement policy, and evaluate outcomes in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Focus on the ethical implications of strategic choices throughout the course. Exercise your analytic, integrative, decision-making and business communications skills through the use of case analysis and decision making.


    Get a basic overview of macro- and microeconomic principles and concepts. Understand the economic dynamics of market forces affecting competition, different economic systems, the role of government in the economy and economic aspects of international trade. Discusses the labor market, interest rates and the supply of money, and the performance of a national economy. Apply economics to business decisions, considering such principles as opportunity costs, diminishing returns and the marginal principle.


    Examines the legal environment of today's businesses, the sources of American law, and ethics and corporate social responsibility. Provides an overview of constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law, tort law, agency, contracts, cyber law and privacy, LLCs, corporations, and bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, consumer protection and environmental law, intellectual property, real property, international law, and the federal and state courts.


    Get introduced to basic marketing principles and concepts. Focus on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion and distribution). Review the critical environmental factors of markets — domestic and international — and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Understand how marketing integrates with other functions in a business organization.

What you’ll learn with an online BBA in Human Resource Management

Your coursework in the Strayer BBA in Human Resource Management aligns with the curriculum recommendations of the Society of Human Resource Management. This program focuses on how human resource management supports global operations and optimizing workforce performance.

You’ll explore the human resource management process, its role in supporting organizational strategies, and the functions involved in workforce planning, staffing, and retention. You’ll encounter the latest human resource functions, trends, and theories to drive productivity, along with accepted policies and programs that encourage workforce efficiency. In addition, you’ll learn how developing strategic business decisions can help resolve workforce management issues.

Career outcomes for BBA in Human Resource Management graduates

Related job titles to explore:

  • Recruiter/talent acquisition specialist
  • Technical recruiter
  • Benefits manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources consultant
  • Compensation analyst
  • Human resource generalist
  • Training & development manager

Bachelor’s degree admissions

In order to apply for admission to a Strayer undergraduate certificate, degree, or diploma program, you need a high school diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent. To get started, please provide:

  • A completed application form and enrollment agreement, as applicable
  • Documentation of high school graduation from an approved high school or its equivalent
  • A valid, current, legible government-issued photo identification

Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Why choose Strayer?

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Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Save up to 25% on tuition

Pass three classes, earn one on us in your last year. The Strayer Graduation Fund helps you save up to 25% off the cost of your bachelor’s degree. Enrollment is automatic, so you start working toward earning credits as soon as you complete your first class.

Transfer your credits, finish your degree

You can transfer up to 28 classes into a bachelor’s degree program. How many hours of credit you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. Here’s a breakdown of the maximum number of credits you might be eligible for:

  • 28 courses toward a bachelor’s degree
  • 14 courses toward an associate degree
  • 5 courses toward a diploma program

Flexibility to match your lifestyle

We offer online learning that lets you work at your own pace. It’s designed to give you the best possible student experience while freeing you from a classroom schedule. You’ll pick up real-world skills on your own time, where and whenever classwork fits into your life. And our programs run all year round, four quarters a year.


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