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Bachelor of Science in Business / Human Resource Management

Program Details

An organization’s workforce shapes its success, and qualified human resource professionals are essential to build a high-quality staff. WGU’s Bachelor of Science in Business–Human Resource Management (BSBHRM) prepares students to fill this vital need. The BSBHRM degree includes courses in workforce planning and recruitment, training and development, compensation and benefits, and employment law. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)—a leading specialized accreditation association for business education—and is designed with input from industry experts. Graduates of the B.S. Business–Human Resource Management degree program will be qualified to fill roles including human resource specialist, director of talent acquisition, or organizational learning specialist.

Online programs allow for unparalleled flexibility, so students can complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from WGU's competency-based learning model, which makes it possible for them to potentially graduate faster by completing courses as quickly as they can prove mastery of the required material. Additionally, Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.

Requirements

This program consists of 39 total courses.

Admission requirements:

  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Official transcripts of all prior academic work completed at community colleges, colleges, or universities you’ve attended
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Meet any program-specific admissions requirements
  • Interview with a WGU Enrollment Counselor

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.
 
WGU is the first online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 
 
WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). WGU's nursing programs are CCNE accredited  (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791).

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)