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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.
Courses and Admissions
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.
Students must complete a total of 74 credit hours in a variety of areas. These include courses in writing; world languages; the arts; speech; science; social, spiritual and philosophical issues and more.
Course Description Credits CO 210This course is designed to enhance one’s understanding of the skills, principles and contexts of communication in business and organizational settings. Oral presentations and written assignments are utilized to evaluate competencies in verbal and nonverbal communication efforts. A framework of strategic communication is introduced for the planning and implementation of various interpersonal and presentational principles and skills along with an examination of important theories of organizational communication. This course exposes students to compelling communication-related issues in contemporary business and professional settings. 4 EC 105This course is a one-term combination of both micro- and macro-economics. In this course, students are introduced to analysis of supply and demand, national income theory, the banking system, monetary policy and the corresponding usage for economic stabilization, theory of the consumer, theory of the firm and other selected microeconomic topics. 4 AC 231Fundamental financial and managerial accounting concepts used in decision making. Emphasis is on operating, investing, and financing activities and planning, controlling and evaluating performance. 4 MG 315Consideration of the problem of determining the rules which should govern the relationship between industry and government, a company and its customers and management and employees. 4 MG 237This course focuses on the examination of research and theory as it relates to the organization and the organizational environment as a social system. Within this context, the course explores factors that influence the way members of an organization behave. Topics include individual and cultural differences, perceptions, attitudes, emotions, motivation, learning and reinforcement, managing diversity, decision-making, relationship management, performance, group/team relationships, leadership, conflict and negotiations, strategy, and organizational change management. 4 MG 357This course is designed to provide students with a general overview and introduction to the American legal system, both procedural and substantive, with an emphasis on civil law as it relates to business owners and operators. Topics include: the courts, civil procedure, torts, personal property, real property, insurance, contracts, and contemporary issues. 4 MG 359A study of federal income tax principles and applications with primary emphasis upon personal income taxes. Prerequisite: AC 231. 4 MG 360A study of the external principles, procedures and techniques used by auditors in verification of the financial statements of the business enterprise. Prerequisite: AC 325. 4 MG 362Overview of the theoretical frameworks and practices pertaining to rewarding human resources in organizations. The course will introduce students to the Total Rewards approach and aide in the understanding of tangible and intangible aspects of compensation. 4 CO 330Training employees in today’s increasingly diverse world requires a great deal of knowledge. This course will discuss intercultural competence in global organizations. Then, building upon that foundation, the course will discuss how to train and develop employees, giving perspective to working in different world cultures. Major topics include the ADDIE training model, training methods, and intercultural communication in the workplace. 4 MG 491The capstone seminar for the Business Administration major, MG 491 integrates and applies concepts from management, accounting, economics and related fields, with a focus on developing and applying skills for problem solving and leadership in an organizational environment. 4
Course Description Credits MG 463/464A practical application of theoretical skills in actual job-related situations. Open to Junior and Senior majors. Permission of department chair required. 1-4 IC 421Students will learn how to transition from the college campus to a workplace environment through this interactive course. Within a supportive learning community, students will develop strategies from executing a successful job search to beginning their entry-level job or graduate program. Course topics in preparing for the role as new young professional include determining personal strengths through self-reflection and assessment, locating and applying for available positions, successfully interviewing and identifying workplace “rules of the game.” 2
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
Apply for free at admission.ic.edu/apply
- 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.
|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.
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
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 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
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Frequently Asked Questions
Students who excel in online programs have similar traits and habits that contribute to their success. They possess self-motivation and self-discipline and are willing to commit time and effort to their studies. Additionally, they choose to meet deadlines, follow through on assignments and communicate regularly with their academic support network.
Online degrees provide flexibility to earn a degree at your own pace. Completion times will vary depending on previous college credit and how much time per week you are able to dedicate to academics. Average completion time for our online degrees is 18 months.
We’re glad you’re ready to take the next step in your career! Our application is free and offered fully online for your convenience. In addition to submitting your completed application form, you will need to request and supply your official transcripts from all previously attended institutions and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. If you are applying for the RN to BSN program, you will need to supply a valid RN license.
For specific admissions requirements, visit your program page of interest.