Human Resources Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.

Our goal is to offer guaranteed job placement to most of our students by 2020. 

Locations:  Grand Rapids, MI Lansing, MI Detroit, MI More...

  • Human Resource Management, GRC
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Your interest in Stevens-Henager College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Locations:  Ogden, UT

  • Business Administration - Human Resources Emphasis (BS)
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Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based university serving people of all faiths.

Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of its community. At University Campus, at education centers, and through the Center for Online Learning, Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world; a model based on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.

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  • MPA: Human Resource Management
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Strategic human resources specialists work for large corporations, mid-size businesses, recruiting firms, non-profit organizations, and government departments, ensuring that the best candidates are recruited and retained for employment. They may focus on benefits or labor relations, college graduate recruitment, searching for executives, or helping to develop ongoing career training programs for employees. Human resource (HR) candidates must be thorough, accurate, and have strong communication skills.

How to Advance Your Human Resources Career

Staffing companies and internal human resources departments within corporate organizations typically hire entry level and mid-level personnel to work in processing new employees, tracking company training, or developing employment descriptions and searches. With on-the-job experience, you'll build key skills in working in what can be a vital area of the organization. Many human resources and strategic human resources personnel take online classes and earn college degree programs to advance in the field.

Education Requirements for Human Resource Specialists

Colleges, universities, and business trade schools offer undergraduate certificate and degree programs for human resource majors. Some candidates prefer pursuing a business or finance degree at the two and four-year level to qualify. There are master's degrees in human resources and MBA degrees for those who want to advance to HR management.

Human Resources Professionals Salaries and Job Outlook

According to reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), top-earning human resource placement specialists took home a median annual income of $85,760 in 2008. Managers of human resource departments earned top-end 2008 salaries of $163,220. The BLS predicts a 22 percent increase in jobs for human resource managers between 2008 and 2018.