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BS in Business Administration - Human Resources

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Human Resources program is designed to provide students with a management education. Students also have the opportunity to take specialized courses focusing on human resources. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Human Resources

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Human Resources program combines foundational management courses with specialized instruction in human resources. Students have the opportunity to study employment law, employee training and development, strategic human resources management, accounting, finance, marketing, and other business topics. The program's curriculum also requires students to take general education courses, electives, and a capstone course focusing on management and human resources.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Career Focus Area in Human Resources:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human Resources Career Focus Area

  • HR 400: Employment and Staffing (6 credits)
  • HR 410: Employee Training and Development (6 credits)
  • HR 420: Employment Law (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • HR 435: Compensation
    • HR 485: Strategic Human Resource Management

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics (5 credits)
    • MM 212: College Algebra (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities (5 credits)
    • HU 245: Ethics (5 credits)
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World (5 credits)
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives (5 credits)
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology (5 credits)
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream (5 credits)
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government (5 credits)
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach (5 credits)
  • Open electives (59 credits)

Major Requirements

  • BU 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures (5 credits)
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • MT 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • MT 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • MM 305: Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis (6 credits)
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior (6 credits)
  • MT 460: Management Policy and Strategy (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AC 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • AC 114: Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • BU 204: Macroeconomics
    • MT 220: Global Business
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MT 203: Human Resource Management
    • MT 209: Small Business Management
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • LS 311: Business Law
    • LS 312: Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 355: Marketing Research
    • MT 450: Marketing Management
    • 300/400 Level: Marketing Elective
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 400: Business Process Management
    • MT 435: Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 445: Managerial Economics
    • MT 480: Corporate Finance
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • Management Capstone Externship
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Management

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a career focus area in Human Resources program, students could choose to continue their education in a master's degree program. Earning a master's degree in business administration, human resources, or a related area may help students improve their leadership skills and prepare to explore new career opportunities.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Resources
  • Master of Science in Management

Career Paths:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Human Resources program helps prepare students to search for careers in the human resources field. Upon graduation, students may be able to find work in human resources departments of large companies, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Their duties may include recruiting, hiring, and training employees.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Human resources assistant
  • Human resources manager
  • Benefits administrator
  • Corporate recruiter

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