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B.S. in Human Resource Management

When organizational and talent strategies merge, the business world thrives.

shrm logoBe the dynamic force that makes this happen. Discovering, hiring, and retaining top talent is just the beginning. As a human resource management professional, you’re part of something bigger. Learn how to engage employees, create organizational leadership, explore global practices, and comply with labor laws and government regulations. As the workplace evolves, you’ll be able to keep up with best practices to make your business or organization thrive — and it all starts with you.

Our faculty have practical, real-world experience to help you gain relevant skills to become a valued partner within any organization. At Saint Mary’s, you’ll learn to lead with character and integrity, focusing on ethical leadership, including:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Developing ethical organizational cultures
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Legal practices and ethical perspectives for business and human resource management

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Program Highlights

To be a valued partner in any organization, you need a degree that delivers real-world training and provides the most up-to-date human resource management information. Today’s workplace needs HR professionals with strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of organizational strategy, and an ethical mindset.

36

credits

Transfer in up to 84 credits for required general education and degree elective credits.

$420

per credit

Start Dates

Minneapolis, Online – August, October, January, March, May, June

Online On-Campus

36

credits

Transfer in up to 84 credits for required general education and degree elective credits.

$420

per credit

Start Dates

Minneapolis, Online – August, October, January, March, May, June

Online On-Campus

Program Features

What Makes it Special

  • Complete this program in as little as two years
  • SHRM-aligned curriculum
  • Take graduate courses to count for both a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree

What You'll Learn

What You’ll Learn

  • Human resource management initiatives aligned with organizational strategy
  • Various human resource initiatives to improve employee engagement
  • Training and development strategies focusing on performance improvement
  • Cultural competence and its role in human resource management
  • Effective communication with diverse audiences in a variety of modes
  • Fundamental business administration skills needed by organizational leaders

Where You’ve Been. It’s Just as Important as Where You’re Going

Prior credits earned, past work experience, military service. They all count toward finishing your degree. All of them. Get maximum credit for what you already know, so you’re not starting over — you’re finishing stronger.

SHRM Aligned

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Saint Mary’s B.S. in Human Resource Management program fully aligns with SHRM’s Human Resources Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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Career Outlook

Pursue a career as a human resource specialist, recruiter, human resource manager, or compensation and benefits manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a compensation and benefits manager is $125,130,1 while jobs for training and development managers are expected to grow 11% between 2020 and 2030.2

Human Resources Specialist

$62,290 per year*

Human Resources Manager

$126,230 per year*

Compensation and Benefits Manager

$127,530 per year*
10%

Human Resource Specialist job growth 2020-2030

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Compensation and Benefits Managers at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/compensation-and-benefits-managers.htm (visited April 12, 2022).

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm (visited April 12, 2022).