Program Overview

Metropolitan State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management degree for students who are interested in taking on a role in business that involves maximizing the potential of employees and leaders in the company in order to make the business more prosperous. Through the program and by learning to focus on maintaining, securing, and effectively working with those who make up an organization, students will utilize their resources to promote the efficiency and competitiveness of businesses and act as a leader and manager. In addition, students will learn how to act as a leader and how to govern, measure, integrate, and reward those within an organization.

The student will focus on classes that promote the leadership qualities of the student and will prepare them for their responsibilities in human resources. Those classes include college algebra, statistics, financial accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial accounting, management principles and practices, organizational behavior, marketing principles, principles of management information systems, financial management, case studies in strategic management, human resources management, strategic frameworks, staffing organizations, employee development and training, compensation management, and employee benefits management.      

Through the program, students will demonstrate the understanding of business concepts and structures to function as a manager or administrator. These qualifications demonstrate to others that the student is qualified to take on an entry-level position in management and administration. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate the knowledge and preparation to function as a manager and leader in human resources, and to demonstrate knowledge of strategic management, principals of staffing, compensation, benefits, employee development, employee relations, and labor management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Metropolitan State University is a four-year public school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Metro State was founded in 1971 as a college for working adults and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The school operates on the semester system.

    Metropolitan State University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Metro State offers undergraduate degrees and graduate programs. Schools at Metro State include:

    • College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
    • College of Individualized Studies
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Management
    • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • College of Sciences
    • School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
    • School of Urban Education

    The Center for Online Learning (COL) partners with faculty and staff to design and support excellent teaching and learning experiences in online programs and courses to fulfill the academic goals of a diverse population of students. Students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees and certificates, mostly from the College of Management.


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