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Bachelor of Science in Business (Management of Human Resources) w/ CBE

Bachelor's in Business (Management of Human Resources)

Human resources management gets more complex all the time. But there's a simple way to get ahead in the HR profession: Earn a competency-based Bachelor of Science in Business (Management of Human Resources) from Excelsior College.

Built around current trends in human resources, this competency-based education (CBE) program at Excelsior allows you to earn your BS in Business through a personalized program of study that combines course-based learning, independent study, and earned external credits.

  • Course-based learning refers to Excelsior's 8 or 15-week online courses in business, human resources, and other subjects that are directly informed by current trends in workforce development.
  • Independent study options help you pursue self-paced learning with study guides and practice tests before earning credit by exam. You can also simply test out of subjects you've already mastered. 
  • Earned external credits are accrued through coursework completed at other institutions, military experience, college-level exams like CLEP and DSST, learning assessment, and workforce training and professional certifications completed before and/or during your enrollment.

Developed for career-oriented working adults, Excelsior's business degree with human resources management concentration ends with a unique capstone that lets you demonstrate what you've learned through projects, simulations, and a summative exam.

Equivalent to a traditional business degree, this program gives you greater flexibility and efficiency through generous credit policies, while affordable tuition and low student fees keep your costs to a minimum.

  • Take flexible, online HR management classes that fit your schedule.
  • Transfer maximum credit for prior coursework from accredited colleges.
  • Get academic credit for professional training, military service, and experience.
  • Access financial aid, flexible payment plans, and other assistance that makes college more affordable.
  • Enjoy affordable tuition and fees. Find out how Excelsior will help you keep your costs to a minimum.

An Online Business Degree with On-Campus Quality

Excelsior developed its HR management classes with direct input from industry professionals. Our courses in the online bachelor's in business concentrating in HR management program are led by faculty from top colleges across America, and we revise course materials regularly to reflect the most up-to-date HR management issues and trends. You'll gain knowledge and skills that translate directly to the workplace, with expertise in:

  • Labor relations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Personnel administration
  • Cultural diversity
  • Negotiation
  • Labor law
  • Business communications

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BS in Business Credit Requirements

BS in Business Credit Requirements

120 credits required. 60 in the arts and sciences, 51 in the business component (to include a minimum of 21 at the upper level of which 9 must be in the concentration), and 9 in the additional credit component (to include the 1-credit Information Literacy requirement).

Courses classified as upper level must be junior-senior level (300 - 400) and can be classified as a business core, concentration, and/or business elective course.

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Program Competencies

Students completing the Bachelor in Science in Business degree program will have a foundational knowledge of business administration and strategic management, including competency in the following areas:

  1. Economics - Apply micro and macroeconomic concepts and theories to explain the relationship between legal, social, and economic interests of individuals and society.
  2. Accounting - Apply basic accounting concepts and principles to the analysis and interpretation of corporate financial statements.
  3. Marketing - Explain how modern marketing concepts and theories support and influence business strategies.
  4. Finance - Utilize financial management concepts and tools to make informed business decisions.
  5. Management - Apply the major concepts and theories of management and leadership in order to develop business strategies in a real-world context.
  6. Quantitative Analysis - Utilize quantitative research, statistics, and data analysis to analyze business data, support business decisions, and solve problems.
  7. Global - Analyze the opportunities and risks associated with doing business in a global environment.
  8. Ethics - Justify decisions by evaluating the social, ethical, and legal implications for business organizations.
  9. Communication - Effectively communicate business concepts orally and in writing to multiple audiences.
  10. Computer Skills - Utilize business computer applications and information technologies to organize and interpret business data and information.
  11. Teamwork/Cultural Diversity - Work effectively and collaboratively on diverse teams to complete projects on real-world scenarios.
  12. Critical Thinking - Employ critical thinking skills to interpret and analyze competing arguments and perspectives in a business environment.

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Educational Outcomes

We expect that as an Excelsior College baccalaureate business graduate you will be able to:

  • Apply discipline-specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze, and solve business problems. 
  • Demonstrate a desire and commitment to remain current with and adaptive to changing business conditions through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  • Demonstrate independent and critical thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in a professional business environment.
  • Behave ethically and professionally in business and society.
  • Demonstrate and utilize leadership principles in one’s chosen career field.

BSB Management of Human Resources Concentration Outcomes

Management of Human Resources Concentration Objectives

As an Excelsior College baccalaureate-level business graduate with a concentration in Management of Human Resources, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role and context of human resource management.
  • Integrate personnel management and research to real business scenarios.
  • Evaluate human resources management and strategies to achieve organizational goals.

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SHRM® Aligned

The Bachelor of Science in Business (Management of Human Resources) is aligned with the standards of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION for Business Degrees

The School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through th International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. Review the list of Excelsior business programs and degrees accredited by the IACBE.