Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management


$412 Per Credit

The Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.

Human resources is a top ten fastest growing career in Wisconsin with projected strong job growth. The UW-Whitewater online program aligns with SHRM guidebook and templates and offers both expert faculty and real-world projects.

Program Description

Human resource management professionals help businesses and organizations function effectively by recruiting and selecting the right job candidates, training and developing employees, managing benefits and compensation, and effectively handling employee relations on a day-to-day basis. They do this while maintaining close relationships with employees and management, and promoting an ethical and collaborative environment.

Above and beyond a rigorous curriculum and faculty who are recognized for their excellence in research and teaching, students benefit by developing their skills with real-world projects and professional internship experiences.

The Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.

The Online BBA in Human Resource Management Degree requires a minimum of 120 credits, including: General education requirements, Business requirements, Major requirements and Electives (to bring the total to at least 120 credits).

Major Requirements (18 credits)

  • Human Resource Management (3 credits) or Public Personnel Administration (3 credits)
  • Strategic Compensation and Total Rewards (3 credits)Talent Acquisition and Management (3 credits)
  • Training and Development (3 credits)
  • Labor-Management Relations (3 credits)
  • Capstone in Human Resources (3 credits)

Electives Courses (6 credits)

  • Negotiation Strategies (3 credits)
  • Nonprofit Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • International Management (3 credits)
  • Organizational Development and Change (3 credits)
  • Co-op Internship (3 credits)
  • Independent Studies (3 credits)
  • Communication Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
  • Econometrics (3 credits)
  • Database Design and Administration (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3 credits)

A minor in Human Resource Management is also available. With either program, this 21-credit program allows a maximum of two transfer courses and a maximum of three units in special or independent study, correspondence or internships.

Career Opportunities

Human Resource Management is an in-demand career.

  • It ranks 9th in Wisconsin’s Hot Job list
  • Encompasses 4 of the nation’s top 25 “Most on the Rise” jobs
  • Has a faster than average career growth projection at 5.9% compared to baseline of 2.8%. This makes it one of the fastest growing occupations through 2032.


There are several application paths an online bachelor’s student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.Unofficial Transcript ReviewTransfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor’s program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor’s Coordinator.

You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.

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