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Human Resources Schools in Utah with Degree and Certificate Info

There are a handful of schools in Utah that have human resources programs. Read an overview of four schools' programs, requirements and tuition info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Essential Information

Individuals in Utah interested in human resource management programs may earn a certificate, a bachelor's or a master's degree related to the field. Admission requirements vary by school and program, but students interested in a master's degree should hold an undergraduate degree, though it does not necessarily have to be in human resources. Seminars, mentoring programs, and internships may be included by some programs.


Brigham Young University - Provo

At this Provo school, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Management with an emphasis in organizational behavior/human resource (OB/HR) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in OB/HR. The undergraduate program requires departmental admission. Once enrolled in the management program, students must complete major courses that cover supply chain and operations, ethics for management, economics of strategy and organizational effectiveness. Emphasis coursework covers human resource management, organizational development and change, managerial leadership development and compensation, benefits and performance management. Students in this program must also complete a professional development seminar, participate in career orientation and preparation and take part in a mentor program. The MBA program includes core business courses, specialization electives and OB/HR courses that cover organizational assessment and change, macro-organizational change and human resource management skills. Students in this program may gain additional experience by completing an internship.

University of Utah

The Continuing Education Department at this Salt Lake City school provides a Human Resources Management Certificate program and a Professional Workplace Trainer Certificate. The Human Resource Management Certificate is designed for entry-level personnel and covers employee recruitment and selection, negotiation and conflict resolution, employment law, organization training and development and human resources policies and procedures. The professional workplace trainer program includes six courses that cover skills for trainers, effective presentations, curriculum design and electives.

Utah State University

At this Logan-based school, students can earn an undergraduate minor in human resource management or a Master of Human Resources (MHR). The undergraduate minor can be earned by students majoring in a business discipline at the Huntsman School of Business or by students from another department. The minor requires 15 credits. Students must take a course in managing organizations and people and introduction to human resource management. Remaining courses may cover labor relations, team management, leadership, employment law and policy development, negotiations or international management. The MHR program can be taken on campus in a full-time format or online in a part-time, executive format. Both programs include coursework in financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance essentials and marketing techniques. The on-campus option includes additional coursework in business law and economic fundamentals.

Weber State University

This school, located in Ogden, offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management. Major courses for this program cover information technology for business, managerial communications, employment and labor law, compensation and benefits and staffing organizations. Students must also complete nine credit hours of elective coursework. Class options include business research, entrepreneurship, labor economics, training and negotiations. Students may also complete an internship for credit.

Career Requirements

Human resource specialists and managers generally need a bachelor's degree to find employment. Advanced positions may require a master's degree. Students may study business administration, management, or earn a degree in human resources management. Although there are no licensing requirements for human resources professionals, a variety of voluntary certifications are available. Professional organizations, such as the Society for Human Resource Management, offer credentials in this field.

There are four schools offering human resources degrees in Utah.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Human resource Degree Programs/ Certificates Offered Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)
Brigham Young University - Provo Four-year, private not-for-profit; midsize city Bachelor of Science in Management with an emphasis in organizational behavior/human resource,
Master of Business Administration with a specialization in organizational behavior/human resource
$5,150 in-state and out-of-state*
University of Utah Four-year, public; midsize city Human Resources Management Certificate, Professional Workplace Trainer Certificate $8,197 in-state; $26,022 out-of-state*
Utah State University Four-year, public; small city Undergraduate minor in human resource management,
Master of Human Resources
$7,260 in-state; $19,760 out-of-state*
Weber State University Four-year, public; small city Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management $5,321 in-state; $14,235 out-of-state*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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