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Bachelor of Business Administration in


Bachelor of Business Administration in


Human Resource Management course work provides expertise in employment law; recruitment; assessment and selection; employee performance; training and development; compensation and benefits; health safety and security; and employee and labor relations. This course of study helps you gain an understanding of human resource information systems and strategic HR management, and examines other current business issues. Woven throughout specific coursework are topics relevant to all business professionals. The program was developed by practicing human resource professionals using the framework provided by the Human Resource Certification Institute.

With this degree, you can… This degree will prepare you to provide business leadership and strategy in the workplace for your employer and coworkers. You will be able to apply your expertise in strategic management, workforce planning and employment to create a more efficient business. You will be prepared to create competitive programs in human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, occupational health, and safety and security to make your business a better place to work. Regardless of your position in a human resource department, this degree will expand your knowledge of HR issues and increase your value to your employer with expertise in the complicated and ever-changing landscape of human resources.

Benefits and features of the degree include... • Developing effective and efficient strategies to maximize the workforce in challenging economic times. • Creating a competitive advantage by attracting, retaining and motivating talented employees. • Developing effective and innovative human resource strategies to compete in your environment — local or global. • Understanding the internal and external organizational environments and how those affect your business. • Evaluating ethical, social, civic, cultural and political issues as they relate to employers and employees. • Acknowledgment by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for fully aligning with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

I do not think I could make this journey without the amazing staff at Friends… The academic success coaches have been vital in helping me make wise decisions.

Tracey Hubbard Human Resource Management

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. Learn more:

FAQ How long will it take to complete my degree?

You will develop skills in… • Understanding the issues, principles and methodologies of HR management. • Appreciating the strategic role of the human resource professional in profit and nonprofit businesses supporting the organization’s mission, vision, values and goals. • Analyzing current issues and trends in the workplace today using a wide range of resources. • Evaluating, analyzing and developing programs that fit the needs of a business or a workforce. • Creating plans and policies that provide a safe and secure working environment to protect the organization from liabilities. • Developing programs to enhance the skills of your workforce and improve your organization’s productivity and efficacy.

The Friends difference for adult students... • Start as soon as you like, progress as fast as you wish and get the degree that meets your needs. • A success coach helps you design a degree that fits your schedule and fulfills your goals. • A student peer success mentor provides support, and informal advice and guidance to help you adjust to and navigate the unique challenges you face as an adult student. • Career exploration elements are embedded in many courses to help you identify professional and graduate school opportunities for your major. • Experiential learning provides you with awareness of civic and social needs. • Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national academic honor society for adult students, recognizes academic achievements. • We accept up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities.

This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. Friends University requires 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Human Resource Management degree major is a 60-credit-hour program and Friends accepts up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities. Any remaining credits needed can be completed at Friends. You can determine your own pace – your admission counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.

Is financial aid available? Students enrolled in 12 credit hours during a 16-week period will be considered full time for financial aid purposes. To learn more about your financial aid options, call or email 316-295-5200 or

What are my options for earning this degree? The Human Resource Management degree program is offered on campus, online or in a combination of both. Most students take two classes every eight weeks.

Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Notible Faculty Dr. Kathy Slemp, professor of Human Resources and program director of the adult bachelors in Human Resource Management, graduated from Capella University with a Doctor of Philosophy In Adult Postsecondary Education. Dr. Slemp also holds the highest industry certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and the newest professional certification Society of Human Resource Management’s SHRM-SCP. Dr. Slemp is a sought after speaker at regional, national and international conferences including AAACE, CAEL, and The Society of Human Resource Management.

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Friends University Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management  
Friends University Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management  

Human Resource Management course work provides expertise in employment law, recruitment, assessment and selection; employee performance, tra...