The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource (HR) Management provides students with a fundamental understanding of the workplace, human capital and how to provide value to any organization. Human resource professionals contribute to the successful operation of an enterprise by motivating employees, enforcing government regulations, handling labor negotiations, establishing competitive employee benefits, and developing training programs for maintaining a successful workplace with optimal productivity. Equipped with a basic understanding of the fluctuating landscape of corporate culture, graduates may proceed immediately to employment in small businesses, nonprofit organizations, private corporations and global enterprises. The program is offered 100% online. Students never have to visit campus.

Now Enrolling for October 25, 2021

Tuition $490 / credit hour
Total Credits to Graduate 128 Credit Hours
Transfer up to 67 credits
Earn credit for prior learning
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Human Resource Coursework

HRM-3300 Business Ethics, Labor Relations, Safety & Health

Exploration of the workplace relationship between the employer and employee. It further studies relationships and working conditions that balance employer and employee needs and rights in support of the organization’s strategic goals and values.

HRM-3000 Total Rewards: It’s More Than Your Money

Consideration of the concept of total rewards as a strategy to reach business objectives. The components of total rewards and the tools available to an employer that may be used to attract, motivate and retain employees will be covered within the framework of designing a total rewards plan.

HRM-4000 Human Resource Analytics for Business Decisions

An overview of Human Resource analytics and their relationship to a company reaching its strategic goals. Through the systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of data, business decision-making and planning are enhanced. The HR professional must understand the business to add value and make a meaningful impact to the bottom line.

HRM-3100 Strategic HRM Management and Planning

Examining the HR professional’s role in contributing to the strategic plan of the organization. Understanding how professionals work closely with senior leaders to develop effective HR operations that align with business goals and objectives. An exploration of today’s competitive global marketplace and effective planning is covered. Learning about the development of a vision and mission and how HR is a partner in executing and delivering meaningful results is addressed.

HRM-4700 Workforce Planning

This course provides an overview of the Human Resource business cycles and the role of an HR professional as an internal consultant. Good workforce planning and the multiple impacts on a business are reviewed. The process used to generate business intelligence to inform the business of the current, transition and future impact of the external and internal environment is examined. Learning how HR must ensure the right people with the right skills are in the right roles will be presented. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses required for the HRM major.

Management Coursework

CSOC-4000 Diversity in the Workplace

This course provides an understanding of diversity and the role of culture in today’s business environment. Students will improve cross-cultural communication and skill while developing strategies to utilize diversity as a positive force

CMGT-4030 Human Resources Development

An overview of human resource training and development, alignment of organizational goals and employees’ goals, maintaining a learning-oriented workforce, individual career planning and development activities, performance appraisal and motivation

OMP-4431 Principals of Management

This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.

OMP-4440 Human Resources Management

Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.

OMP-4000 Group and Organizational Dynamics

Small group communication, dealing with positive feedback, principles of small discussions. Project planning, managing people, small group participation, re-engineering organizations. Understanding interpersonal communications, brainstorming process, decision-making and conflict resolution, and diagnosing group effectiveness.

OMP-4020 Systems Approach to Organizational Change

Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change..

OMP-4040 Employment Law

Focuses on American law pertaining to private sector labor problems. Case studies in sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, Title VII and the legal ramifications of decisions in the business community.

General Education Courses

  • Communication 9 cr
  • Humanities 9 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
  • Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
  • Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
  • Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
  • Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Find your place in a high-growth career field

The job outlook for human resource managers with at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution remains quite strong. As organizations expand their operations and adhere to rapidly evolving federal and state employment laws, a significant demand for HR managers to administer these personnel programs is forecast. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the employment of human resources managers will grow at an average rate of 6%, creating an anticipated 10,200 new jobs from 2019 to 2029.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage in 2019 was $116,720 for human resources managers. Online career tracker Human Resources MBA notes that “earning a bachelor’s degree in human resources will place you on the track to planning, directing, and coordinating HR activities.”

Potential titles include:

  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource generalist
  • Employment and recruitment specialist
  • HR Coordinator
  • Human Resource Labor Relations Representative
  • HR Budget, Planning, and Communication Liaison
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Assistant

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $490 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Human Resource Coursework

HRM-3300 Business Ethics, Labor Relations, Safety & Health
Exploration of the workplace relationship between the employer and employee. It further studies relationships and working conditions that balance employer and employee needs and rights in support of the organization’s strategic goals and values.
HRM-3000 Total Rewards: It’s More Than Your Money
Consideration of the concept of total rewards as a strategy to reach business objectives. The components of total rewards and the tools available to an employer that may be used to attract, motivate and retain employees will be covered within the framework of designing a total rewards plan.
HRM-4000 Human Resource Analytics for Business Decisions
An overview of Human Resource analytics and their relationship to a company reaching its strategic goals. Through the systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of data, business decision-making and planning are enhanced. The HR professional must understand the business to add value and make a meaningful impact to the bottom line.
HRM-3100 Strategic HRM Management and Planning
Examining the HR professional’s role in contributing to the strategic plan of the organization. Understanding how professionals work closely with senior leaders to develop effective HR operations that align with business goals and objectives. An exploration of today’s competitive global marketplace and effective planning is covered. Learning about the development of a vision and mission and how HR is a partner in executing and delivering meaningful results is addressed.
HRM-4700 Workforce Planning
This course provides an overview of the Human Resource business cycles and the role of an HR professional as an internal consultant. Good workforce planning and the multiple impacts on a business are reviewed. The process used to generate business intelligence to inform the business of the current, transition and future impact of the external and internal environment is examined. Learning how HR must ensure the right people with the right skills are in the right
roles will be presented. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses required for the HRM major.

Management Coursework

CSOC-4000 Diversity in the Workplace
This course provides an understanding of diversity and the role of culture in today’s business environment. Students will improve cross-cultural communication and skill while developing strategies to utilize diversity as a positive force
CMGT-4030 Human Resources Development
An overview of human resource training and development, alignment of organizational goals and employees’ goals, maintaining a learning-oriented workforce, individual career planning and development activities, performance appraisal and motivation
OMP-4431 Principals of Management 
This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.
OMP-4440 Human Resources Management
Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.
OMP-4000 Group and Organizational Dynamics
Small group communication, dealing with positive feedback, principles of small discussions. Project planning, managing people, small group participation, re-engineering organizations. Understanding interpersonal communications, brainstorming process, decision-making and conflict resolution, and diagnosing group effectiveness.
OMP-4020 Systems Approach to Organizational Change
Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change..
OMP-4040 Employment Law
Focuses on American law pertaining to private sector labor problems. Case studies in sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, Title VII and the legal ramifications of decisions in the business community.


General Education Courses

Communication 9 cr
Humanities 9 cr
Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Find your place in a high-growth career field

The job outlook for human resource managers with at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution remains quite strong. As organizations expand their operations and adhere to rapidly evolving federal and state employment laws, a significant demand for HR managers to administer these personnel programs is forecast. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the employment of human resources managers will grow at an average rate of 6%, creating an anticipated 10,200 new jobs from 2019 to 2029.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage in 2019 was $116,720 for human resources managers. Online career tracker Human Resources MBA notes that “earning a bachelor’s degree in human resources will place you on the track to planning, directing, and coordinating HR activities.”

Potential titles include:

  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource generalist
  • Employment and recruitment specialist
  • HR Coordinator
  • Human Resource Labor Relations Representative
  • HR Budget, Planning, and Communication Liaison
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Assistant

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $490 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.