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BS in Business Administration - Human Resources

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a concentration in Human Resources allows students to earn a bachelor's degree in business administration while receiving specialized instruction in human resources. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Students looking into this program should have very strong communication skills. Other key traits include problem solving, critical thinking, and attention to detail. Admission requirements into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a concentration in Human Resources is intended for students who wish to enter the HR field in business. While enrolled in the program, students have the opportunity to learn about employment, staffing, and human resources management. They will also get well-rounded business curriculum teaching the core concepts and fundamentals in management and business practices. Students also get the chance to complete general courses in business and management and choose electives with the help of an academic advisor.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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

Coursework will start with core courses as well as general business courses such as economics, finance, operations management, and marketing. The HR specific coursework will focus in on employee specific courses to help prepare you for your career. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Electives Requirements (35 credits)

Major Requirements (88 credits)

  • AC 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors OR
    • AC 114: Accounting I
  • BU 204: Macroeconomics OR
    • MT 220: Global Business
  • BU 224: Microeconomics
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management
  • MT 203: Human Resource Management OR
    • MT 209: Small Business Management
  • MT 217: Finance
  • MT 219: Marketing
  • LS 311: Business Law OR
    • LS 312: Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • MM 305: Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior
  • MT 400: Business Process Management OR
    • MT 435: Operations Management
  • MT 445: Managerial Economics OR
    • MT 480: Corporate Finance
  • MT 460: Management Policy and Strategy
  • 300/400 Level: Marketing Course
  • MT 490: Bachelor's Internship in Management OR
    • MT 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Management

Concentration Requirements (24 credits)

  • HR 400: Employment and Staffing
  • HR 410: Employee Training and Development
  • HR 420: Employment Law
  • HR 435: Compensation OR
    • HR 485: Strategic Human Resource Management

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a focus in Human Resources helps prepare students for graduate-level education. Students who enroll in a master's degree program in business administration or a related area could increase their knowledge of human resources and management.

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

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

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a focus in Human Resources helps prepare students to pursue careers in the business field. Graduates may be able to use their knowledge of employment and staffing to find positions within the human resources department of small or large businesses.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

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

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