Online Bachelor of Arts

Human Resources Management

Program Details

Next Start Date
October 24
Est. Program Length
15 months*
Major Credit Hours
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit
Credits Accepted

*Major coursework can be completed in 15 months.

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Greater Professional Potential Starts Here

Human resources is an essential component to businesses in all industries. Discover what it takes to establish yourself as a leader in this growing field with the online human resources management degree from Illinois College. Through a curriculum built on the standards of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), this program delivers the leadership expertise and advanced communication skills you need to succeed in your career.

In an interactive online learning environment, the online human resources management degree also provides unparalleled support from a faculty of experienced educators dedicated to helping you succeed academically and professionally. Gain hands-on experience through exclusive internship opportunities, interact with your professors and share your ideas with classmates as you explore courses on diverse topics, including:

  • Acquisition techniques
  • Business and communication ethics
  • Business law
  • Intercultural communication.
  • Organizational behavior
  • Principles of accounting and economics
  • Talent retention

The Online BA in Human Resources Management Degree is Designed for:

  • Adults seeking a human resources management degree program that allows them to learn online on their schedules.
  • Current human resources professionals striving to move into management roles.
  • Individuals seeking a degree program that provides the skills needed to Graduate READY for a new career field.
  • Those looking to get SHRM-CP certified.

The online BA in Human Resources Management is offered fully online for your convenience. Classes are asynchronous and can be taken wherever and whenever is right for you, allowing you the flexibility you need as a working adult.

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Courses and Admissions

12 Total core courses in program

Illinois College’s online human resources management degree offers a curriculum that combines innovative leadership tools with communication essentials. The program requires the completion of 120 semester hours – 74 hours in general education courses and 46 hours in human resources management core courses.


Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the online human resources management degree, applicants must:

  • Be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • Have a 2.5 GPA

How to Apply

Candidates must submit:

  • An online application
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  • Official transcripts of all high school and/or college work completed


At Illinois College, we feature a high-quality education at a price you can afford. See how your past academic credentials can help you make the most of your college education.

Curriculum ComponentCostTotal*
Tuition (46 credit hours)$375 per credit hour$17,250
Fees (4 terms)$25 per term$100
Total with Transfer Credits$17,350

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Career Outcomes

When you earn your human resources management degree online with Illinois College, you’ll Graduate READY for career advancement. Your degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

All employment information from Payscale.

  • Human Resources Manager

    Human resources managers oversee the responsibilities of a company’s human resources department. They ensure the hiring process and training programs are conducted properly and facilitate communication between management personnel and employees.

    $66,698 Median Annual Salary
  • Benefits Specialist

    Vital to businesses in every industry, benefits specialists research and examine diverse employee benefit policies to determine the most affordable and beneficial options for the employees of their companies.

    $50,625 Median Annual Salary
  • Hiring Manager

    Hiring managers review employment applications and conduct candidate interviews to fill vacant positions within their company. These professionals may also plan and execute training programs for staff members to ensure all employees are capable of success within their roles.

    $44,939 Median Annual Salary

Why Illinois College?

  • Take the fast track.

    You can earn an online BA in Human Resources Management in 15 months.

  • Career readiness.

    Prepare for real-world success through a comprehensive curriculum filled with case studies, industry examples and more.

  • A comprehensive curriculum.

    The online BA in Human Resources Management is rooted in a broad course of study, increasing your marketability in the workforce.

Benefits of
Learning Online

Whether it’s increasing your paycheck or advancing your career, an online degree can help you go further.

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