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Earn Your Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management 100% Online

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Unlock your potential: Earn your degree with our 100% online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management program.

Shape your HR leadership path. Gain expertise in Human Resource Management. Learn labor laws, HR metrics, compensation, and strategies for dynamic workplaces. Develop skills for success in building relationships and problem-solving. Learn the impact of ethical, legal, social, and cultural issues on HR decisions.

Program benefits

Mount Mercy offers flexible online programs with 5- and 10-week classes and nine start dates.


Save money on commuting, housing, and other expenses. With no need to attend classes on campus, there are no “in-state” and “out-of-state” tuition fees. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Personalized Learning

We built our programs to cater to your busy schedule. We offer courses in both on-campus and on-demand formats. Progress through material at your own pace and review content as needed. You’re in control.

Interactive Learning

Online courses utilize a variety of multimedia resources—such as videos, simulations, quizzes, and discussion forums—to engage students and facilitate a dynamic learning experience.

How do online courses work?

Students can log onto the Brightspace learning system from their computers anytime, anywhere. Brightspace is a learning portal where you can chat with professors, connect with classmates, catch up on lectures, turn in assignments, and even tackle exams. There is no need to set foot on campus—you’ve got the freedom to study on your schedule.

MMU Plus

Want a head start on your master’s degree? Current MMU students can take up to four advanced courses in any of our graduate programs during their undergraduate studies, if eligible.

Get more from your college experience

It’s easy to see why so many students choose MMU Plus

  • Jump-start your master’s degree and take advantage of an up to $8,900 value
  • Fulfill electives in your bachelor’s program
  • Use your current financial aid toward graduate-level classes
  • Make connections for jobs and placements
  • Gain advanced skills

All at no extra cost!

Program requirements and course details
Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management degree prepares students for professional positions in leadership and a rewarding career in the field. Students develop skills in leadership, team management, and soft skills such as communication and problem-solving. Students will also learn how to identify and interpret labor laws, utilize HR metrics, and evaluate ethical, social, civic, legal, cultural, and political issues that impact human resource management.

A Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resource Management degree offers a solid basis to students who want to pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Talent Specialist
  • Affirmative Action Coordinator
  • Employee Benefits Director
  • Mediator
  • Industrial Relations Director
  • Occupational Analyst

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management degree requirements:

  • 123 total credit hours
    45 credit hours in reflection and action core curriculum requirements
    39 credit hours in business core requirements
    18 credit hours in human resource management major requirements
    21 credit hours in electives

If you would like to receive a tentative evaluation of transfer credit, please contact online admissions at
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Course #Course DescriptionCredit Hours
Business Core
BA 203Principles of Law3
BA 250Technology & Communication in Business3
BA 270
or MA 135
Business Statistics
or Basic Statistics
BA 379Financial Management3
BA 435
or BA 436
Senior Seminar in Business
Business Strategy Seminar
BC 265Principles of Accounting I3
BC 266Principles of Accounting II3
BK 208Principles of Marketing3
BN 204Principles of Management3
EC 251Macroeconomics Principles3
EC 252Microeconomic Principles3
Choose One of the Following:3
MA 130Finite Mathematics
MA 132Basic Mathematical Modeling
MA 139Pre-Calculus
MA 164Calculus I (Required for Actuarial Science Majors)
Internship – use the course number that corresponds to your major:3
BA 425Finance Internship
BC 425Accounting Internship
BK 421Marketing Internship
BN 424Management Internship
GS 424Experiential Learning
Total Hours39

Human resource management major (core business requirements plus 18 additional semester hours):

Course #Course DescriptionCredit Hours
BA 305Employment Law and Labor Relations13
BN 304Human Resource Management3
BN 380Organizational Behavior3
BN 386Compensation, Benefits, and Evaluations3
BN 392Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management13
Select one of the following:3
BA 310Dispute Resolution
BA 350Risk Management
BN 340Management Information Systems
BN 377Project Management
BN 382Corporate Social Responsibility
BN 425Human Resource Internship
CO 250Effective Group Communication
CO 260Intercultural Communication
CO 270Interpersonal Communication
PL 269Introduction to Ethics
PS 221Social Psychology
PS 349Industrial/Organizational Psychology
SW 265Diversity in America
Total Hours18

1 Can NOT double count as electives for the business, management, or marketing majors. Electives in the human resource major can NOT double count for either core curriculum requirements or the management major.

**To qualify, enroll in an eligible program and maintain enrollment past the add/drop period for your first online course

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