Degree Overview

Launch or grow your human resource management career with an online human resource management degree from St. Ambrose University. Necessary across all industries, human resource skills have longevity in the changing job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resource managers is expected to grow 7% by 2028, creating 10,800 more jobs.

The online business administration degree in human resource management program prepares you to handle internal staffing issues, manage compensation and benefits, deal with change, lead performance management and ensure workplace health, safety and security.

Designed to advance your career as a human resource professional, the BBA – Human Resource Management covers a variety of integral human resource topics. Among them are employment law, organizational leadership and analytics. Additional required courses teach various parts of business, including marketing, economics, accounting, finance and management.

Through a career-focused curriculum designed to equip business professionals with the skills needed to succeed, the online human resource management degree opens a world of opportunities for learners. This fully online degree ensures you’ll be able to take on challenges associated with managing a company’s workforce upon graduation.

Degree Details

  • Next Start Date:6/6/2022
  • Est. Program Length*:2 years
  • Credit Hours:120
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$475

Who is This Degree For?

  • Individuals already employed in the human resource field who want to advance in their careers.
  • Business or management professionals interested in a human resource career.
  • Students with some college credits who are looking for a rewarding and stable career

Course Requirements

  • MATH 191 or STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 201 Business Law
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Microeconomics
  • FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
  • INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures
  • MGMT 210 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 332 Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • MGMT 449 WI Strategic Management and Policy
  • MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
  • PHIL 305 Business Ethics
  • STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics
  • INTL 400 International Experience Portfolio
  • WI-MGMT 325 Leadership in Organizations
  • HRM 340 Employment Law
  • HRM 410 People Analytics
  • HRM 440 Strategic HR Capstone

Career Outcomes


A necessary career across industries and time, human resource management will grow 7% by 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With an online human resource management degree from St. Ambrose, you’ll be equipped with the skills needed as a manager in this in-demand role.


Labor relations managers are necessary across many fields. Labor contracts deal with the intricacies of employment law and require specialized skills to ensure company policies and union agreements are consistent. The BBA – Human Resource Management from St. Ambrose will give you the diverse skill set needed to work with various parties and interpret formal communication.


Companies of all sizes rely on compensation and benefits managers to help oversee employee salaries and benefits. Working in various industries, compensation and benefits managers must be educated in human resource management to effectively plan and oversee programs. The online human resource management degree from St. Ambrose University covers the topics essential to becoming a leader in this career.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Outcomes-based Education

    St. Ambrose University is focused on results: 90% of our 2016-17 undergraduates were employed in their field, attending graduate school, or contributing to their communities as volunteers within six months of graduating. Alumni of our graduate programs are leading worldwide corporations, hospitals, security firms, hospitals, non-profit organizations and more.

  • Outstanding Faculty

    You will learn from leading educators, practitioners, and researchers who support your educational and professional goals. Our faculty are focused on teaching first and are readily available to answer questions or help you dive deeper into a topic.

  • Affordability

    Our competitive tuition means you will get a deep and relevant education at an affordable price.

  • Core Values

    Ambrosians share a commitment to academic excellence, liberal arts, social justice, and service. Our students, alumni and faculty are actively contributing to their communities, professions, and the world. Join us, grow, and make an impact of your own.

Benefits of Learning Online

  • Flexible Schedule

    With our fully online format, you can balance your education around your busy life. Take advantage of a structure that puts your needs first.

  • Community

    Enjoy completing your studies in a community of peers from diverse backgrounds.

  • Become an Ambrosian

    Earn a St. Ambrose University online degree from anywhere in the world.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Our faculty have real-world experience and a passion for teaching. Make a connection and use it to help propel your career.

  • Competitive Tuition

    We offer competitive tuition and financial aid for our online programs.