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Online Bachelor of Business Administration: Human Resource Management

Why Choose Mount Mercy for My Bachelor’s Degree in HR Management?

Advance your career goals with Mount Mercy’s online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management program. Human resource managers are in high demand, and Mount Mercy’s online degree equips you with the professional knowledge employers are looking for.

Our program is endorsed by the world’s largest human resources professional society and helps you prepare for certifications that add even more value to your degree.

Recognition by the Society for Human Resource Management

Mount Mercy University’s human resource management program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest human resources professional society. This recognition is based on the program’s alignment with the curriculum standards created by SHRM and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

In addition, the MMU program can also help students prepare for the Human Resource Management Certification programs (SHRM-CS and SHRM-SCP) available through the Society.


“The professors do a great job of making me feel important. Many students are working professionals who have years of experience to share. There is much to be learned from this kind of experience, and the professors recognize that.

This makes the process seem more connected, more like it would be in a classroom setting as opposed to an online ‘read the book and take a test’ type of setting.”

— Online student


College Choice Award

The MMU HRM program has been ranked as one of the best HR online programs in the country.

What Is It Like to Earn a Human Resources Degree Online?

How Will Mount Mercy’s Human Resources Management BBA Fit My Schedule?

You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.

Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

And speaking of graduating faster, we help you get a head start on grad school, if that’s in your life plan. You can take up to 12 credits that will count toward both your undergraduate degree and a future graduate degree.

How Will I Interact with Instructors and Classmates?

You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:

  • Discussion forums
  • Project-based work (both group and individual)
  • Online office hours or supplemental video sessions

Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:

  • Written lectures and readings
  • PowerPoints with audio
  • Instructor video recordings

How Will Mount Mercy’s HR Management Program Help Me in the Real World?

When you graduate, you will be better able to:

  • Hire and retain capable employees
  • Identify and interpret laws affecting labor in the workplace
  • Utilize HR metrics to make recommendations and justify the cost of employee programs
  • Demonstrate understanding of compensation issues
  • Position employees within an organization to maximize their productivity and satisfaction
  • Manage compensation and budgeting methods

How Much Might I Earn with an HR Bachelor’s Degree?

While earnings vary from individual to individual, a bachelor’s degree in human resources can start you on the path to a good salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2016 median annual salary for Human Resources Managers was $106,910. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 9 percent through 2026.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016

What Courses Will I Take?

In addition to your general education classes and electives, your human resources degree will include courses such as these:

  • Accounting
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Principles of Accounting II
  • Administration
    • Business Statistics
    • Business Strategy Seminar
    • Employment Law and Labor Relations
    • Financial Management
    • Principles of Law
    • Technology & Communication in Business
  • Human Resources Electives
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Project Management
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Intro to Ethics
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Economics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
  • Electives
    • Business Statistics
    • Business Strategy Seminar
    • Employment Law and Labor Relations
    • Financial Management
    • Principles of Law
    • Technology & Communication in Business
  • Management
    • Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Human Resource Management
    • Principles of Management
    • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
    • Principles of Marketing

How Much Does a Bachelor of HR Management Cost and What Assistance Is Available?

$500
Cost per online credit hour

10% off
Tuition discount for employees of partner organizations

No Fees
Beyond tuition and books

Up to 75
transferrable credit hours which saves time and money!

Financial Aid

Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

  • Federal and state grants and loans
  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations
  • Veterans’ benefits such as the Yellow Ribbon program and G.I. Bill®

Find out more about financial aid ›

Transfer Credit Policies

We want to make sure your prior academic work counts. You can transfer up to 93 credits from four year, regionally-accredited institutions and up to 63* semester hours from two-year institutions, subject to the Mount Mercy credit transfer policy. Some credit from unaccredited institutions may also be transferred on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind, though, that the final 30 credits of your degree must be taken at Mount Mercy.

*Student graduating with an AA, AS/CO, or AAS degree from an Iowa community college can transfer up to 75 semester hours!

How Do I Get Started?

Get in Touch with an Enrollment Specialist

Learn more about this program and get answers to any other questions you may have about Mount Mercy.

  • Call (877) 643-6181 to speak with a Mount Mercy enrollment specialist
  • Email info@online.mtmercy.edu to set up a time to talk
  • Click Request Info and an enrollment specialist will contact you

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