Oklahoma City Schools with Human Resource Management Programs
Three public schools near Oklahoma City offer programs in human resources as concentrations in business administration degree programs. This article looks at those institutions, all within a half-hour of downtown, and the degree programs they offer. It also includes a table of information that a prospective student should know, such as school size, tuition and the graduation rate.
- Students who don't want to attend a four-year school can earn an associate's degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources management from Rose State College in Midwest City, OK. It is about seven miles from downtown Oklahoma City.
- At the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma, students complete a curriculum that includes business, mathematics and humanities courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management program. This school is about 22 miles from the city center.
- Approximately 15 miles from downtown, the University of Central Oklahoma offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Human Resource Management.
Comparison of Schools
When deciding on a school, individuals need to be aware of many facts. This table presents important information about each of these schools in a way that makes it easy to compare them and arrive at a sound decision.
|Rose State College||University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus||University of Central Oklahoma|
|School Type||2-year; public||4-year; public||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||7,452*||28,527*||$15,979*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Midsize suburb||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees 2017-2018||$4,124 in-state; $10,501 out-of-state*||$11,538 in-state; $26,919 out-of-state*||$7,100 in-state; $17,447 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||79%*||96%*||83%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions||74%*||76%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||49% for full-time students*||92% for full-time students*||64% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate||19% (16% transfer-out rate) (Students began in 2014)*||67% (Students began in 2011)*||38% (32% transfer-out rate) (Students who began in 2011)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
Rose State College
Students who want to go to work after graduation and don't intend to pursue a bachelor's degree can earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Administration from the division of business and information technology at Rose State College. Human resources is just one option for this degree. This program can also be beneficial for human resources professionals who already work in the field.
Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration with Human Resources Option
The A.A.S. in Business Administration with an option in human resources is a four-semester program that teaches students the skills they'll need to hire, train and terminate employees, manage compensation and benefits programs, mediate disputes and understand employment law. The curriculum covers general education courses and business basics, such as accounting, business communication, marketing and management. Human resources courses include labor-management relations, coaching employees and interviewing, and an internship is required. Students must demonstrate computer competency through coursework or an exam.
University of Oklahoma
Human resources management students at the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma earn their degrees through the management and entrepreneurship division of the Michael F. Price College of Business. The college places much emphasis on helping students in their careers, and the office of professional development helps students find internships and hone their job interviewing skills.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
The human resources management program requires 122 credit hours and can be completed in four years. In order to enroll in the program's upper-level courses, students must have taken basic business courses and have an acceptable grade point average. Students can choose from major courses such as organizational behavior, labor issues, compensation, industrial relations and the economics of discrimination. Students are able to hear informative programs, meet industry leaders and enjoy fellowship with other HR students through the school's chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Central Oklahoma's bachelor's degree in management with a human resource management option includes courses in general business as well as human resource management. The program, which is offered through the university's management department, is one of several management and business administration programs.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Human Resource Management Option
All business students at the University of Central Oklahoma complete university core courses in topics such as life skills, math and science and business support courses in business calculus, business algebra and microeconomics. They also take business core courses in accounting, management operations and business finance, among others. In the human resource management option, students study labor relations, compensation programs and training.
Elective courses cover topics including white-collar crime and ergonomics. The human resource management degree program is 124 credit hours. Students can benefit from international study programs and from networking and working with the school's chapter of the Human Resource Society.