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Human Resource Management (BS)

About the Human Resource Management Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program at Fisher College is committed to providing educational excellence through carefully constructed, specialized, and functional human resource courses.  This curriculum will provide a strong grounding in broad-based fundamental human resource management knowledge and skills to prepare students for meaningful and productive careers as human resource managers and professionals. Graduates will be able to combine the theory and practice of human resource management with an interpersonal/cross-cultural understanding of the diverse global environment.

Program Requirements

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program will provide students with the opportunity to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe trends in the labor force composition and how they affect human resource management
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and rules of law that apply to business activities, the employment function, and labor
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human behavior in organizations and the role of management strategies, including motivational theory to influence behavior
  • Communicate management decisions via written memos, revising employee handbook policy, and oral presentations
  • Compare the common methods for recruiting and selecting human resources
  • Summarize how to implement successful training and development programs
  • Integrate teamwork, leadership and motivational skills to organizational scenarios and evaluate outcomes
  • Explain the labor movement and its impact on businesses in the United States and worldwide
Human Resource Management Career Track

A Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree prepares students for opportunities and growth throughout their career. Most Human Resource jobs require exceptional people skills. The ability to communicate well (both speaking and listening) and to get along with all kinds of people (from the CEO to the temporary office staff) is key. An eye for detail and the ability to make decisions are also necessary.

Careers in Human Resources are varied and include the following positions:

  • Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
  • Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager or Director
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Compensation Manager
  • HR Project Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Global Compensation Analyst
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Benefits Administrator

This curriculum is aligned with the curriculum standards set by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

See SHRM Certificate

Take the Next Step

Program Snapshot

Credits: 120
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 30+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.