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Concordia-Chicago’s Bachelor of Science degree 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 of Concordia-Chicago’s bachelor’s degree program in human resource management may proceed immediately to employment in small businesses, non-profit organizations, private corporations and global enterprises.
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 13%, creating an anticipated 13,600 new jobs by 2022. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics, the median annual wage in May 2017 for human resources managers was $110,120. 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 to potentially make upwards of $177,460 annually.”
Ranked among the top 100 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Concordia University Chicago’s Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) delivers educational opportunities designed for adult learners who understand the importance of earning a college degree. A leader in developing and delivering online undergraduate education with 20 years’ experience in the field, Concordia-Chicago’s ADP provides goal-oriented students with a specialized, individually tailored program. Our advisors create a specialized program plan to accommodate the needs of each individual student, allowing you to earn your degree in as little as 16 months, depending on the number of transfer credits accepted at the time of your admission:
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Pursuing a bachelor’s degree related to human resource management is a strategic career move for undergraduate students seeking to develop the decision making, interpersonal, leadership, communication, and organizational skills to help companies retain a qualified workforce for ultimate success. Human resource management particularly offers a high return on investment because managers in HR-related fields earn an average salary of $110,120 each year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. HR Managers within corporate, professional, scientific, and technical services enterprises earn an average annual salary in excess of $124,300.
The fast-changing field human resource management demands well-educated, highly trained professionals with the agility to continuously learn and enhance their knowledge base and skill set. Specialized certification in the HR industry is valued and desired by employers. Possessing a bachelor’s degree in HR from an accredited institution builds credibility by demonstrating to an organization the prospective employee’s commitment to the industry and his/her ability to stay abreast of trends. Further, a bachelor’s degree may also be a stepping stone to graduate school, unlocking even more promising job prospects.
Concordia-Chicago’s core faculty in the degree program has extensive experience in the field of human resources and business management along with the requisite certifications/credentials. Faculty come from all subspecialties of management including but not limited to human resource business partners, benefits, compensation, recruiting, performance management, training and development, organizational development and more. In addition to educational qualifications, our faculty also have current, relevant professional experience in the field and business of human resources.
The BA, Human Resource Management, is a pathway to accelerated Master's degree programs, including:
Concordia University Chicago is one of the most affordable private universities in the Midwest. Our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to seek financial aid and schedule manageable tuition payments.
Concordia-Chicago’s tuition guarantee program helps keep tuition affordable by allowing you to predict what the total cost of your education will be. As long as there are no interruptions in your course of study, we guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning this degree.