Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management

Human resource managers combine business awareness with an in-depth understanding of ethical and productive human resource principles. CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management degree program is designed to help students prepare for business workforce management. In addition to a foundation of core business administration concepts, the Human Resource Management concentration focuses specifically on the employer-employee relations that affect a wide range of industries.

The BSBA-HRM coursework is structured to help you navigate business fundamentals and human resource principles including: employment law, staffing, job design, compensation, benefits, workforce and policy development, diversity management, resource planning and more. Additionally, CTU’s Business Administration curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Program, and the human resource management concentration is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s HR content areas1.

For the third year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

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Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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TOTAL CREDITS

180

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    or
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
     
    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5
    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
     
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5
    or
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
     
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5
    MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5
    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics 4.5
    MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201 Accounting I 4
    ACCT202 Accounting II 4
    BADM440 Research Design Methods and Applications 4
    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics 4
    FINC225 Financial Statement Analysis 4
    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4
    HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change 4
    HRMT485 Human Resources Capstone 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4
    MGM316 International Business Communications 4
    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4
    MGM355 International Business Practices 4
    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4
    MGMT235 Business Law I 4
    MGMT345 Operations Management 4
    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies 4
    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    SCM210 Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management 4
     
    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4
    or
    MGMT115 Introductory Business Practices 4
    Total Credit Hours: 86
    Courses: Human Resource Management Concentration
    HRM345 Building Effective Teams 4
    HRMT220 Staffing the Organization 4
    HRMT300 Managing Employee Performance 4
    HRMT330 HRM Legal Environment 4
    HRMT410 Training and Employee Development 4
    HRMT415 Compensation and Benefits 4
    HRMT420 Managing Labor-Management Relations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    * Capstone class, HRMT485, may be conducted incrementally based on campus decision.

    Total Credit Hours: 180

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

  • Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Analyze legal implications of employment and labor law in relation to HR policies and practices, applying principles of diversity management to HR policies and labor relations
    • Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in a multicultural workforce
    • Apply strategic thinking to human resource planning and policy consideration
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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Colorado Springs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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Aurora (Denver Area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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1. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards..