Prepare to lead in HR with our learn-by-doing HRM degree
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management (120 credits)
Hit the ground running in many different careers in human resources with Davenport University’s bachelor human resource management degree. Our well-rounded, learn-by-doing HR degree will prepare you for fulfilling careers in human resources. From human resource specialist and employee relations manager to recruiting and staffing manager or compensation and benefit manager, you’ll graduate ready to tackle the human resource career of your dreams.
Study and analyze employment-related, real-world scenarios from all perspectives through an HR degree that’s in line with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) — the foremost expert on today’s workplace issues. Our SHRM-aligned courses allow you to sit for the SHRM-CP exam before (or soon after) you graduate instead of waiting two years to gain experience.
The HRM degree is taught by Davenport’s practitioner faculty who have had extensive careers in human resources. Through Davenport’s Global Campus, you can take online HR courses that align with Quality Matters (QM) so you know you’re receiving superior online and blended college courses. You can also take classes for the HRM degree on our campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing.
What is a human resources degree?
An HR degree is an academic degree that focuses on human resources or, in the case of Davenport, human resources management. In the business world, human resources is often referred to as “human capital,” an organization’s most valuable asset — its employees. The HRM degree at Davenport provides you with application-based knowledge in staffing, training, dispute resolution, compensation, organizational behavior and leadership strategies in businesses. Through the program, you’ll gain skills for human resources so you can excel in jobs in HR.
Explore classes for Davenport’s bachelor human resource management
Advance your career and become eligible to take SHRM certification exams through Davenport’s SHRM-aligned curriculum. Our courses are created by experts in the field, such as our negotiation and dispute resolution course that was developed by actual negotiators. As early as your sophomore year, you’ll start developing skills for human resources through the negotiations course and other HR degree-specific courses, like human resource management and business law foundations.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|DATA275||Introduction to Data Analytics||3|
|SOSC||Social Science Elective||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3|
|BUSN489 or HRMG490||Field Experience in Business or Human Resource Management BBA Internship||3|
|HRMG213||Human Resource Management||3|
|HRMG350||Training for Organizations||3|
|HRMG453||Strategic Human Resources||4|
|LEGL401||Employment and Labor Law||3|
|MGMT316||Innovation & Managing Change||3|
Open Electives or the BBA Honors Specialty
|HRMG290 or HRMG490||Human Resource Management Internship or Human Resource BBA Management Internship||3|
|HRMG330||International Human Res Mgmt||3|
|HRMG499||Certified Professnal Exam Prep||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
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Why pursue an HRM degree at Davenport University?
The bachelor human resource management degree at Davenport will prepare you for a range of careers in human resources, from human resource specialist to compensation and benefit manager. Through this hands-on HRM degree, you’ll gain skills for human resources that are needed in every industry across the public, private and government sectors.
Experience the Davenport difference:
SHRM-aligned HRM degree
Sit for the SHRM-CP exam and let employers know you have the skills for human resources through our SHRM-aligned HRM degree.
Apply what you’re learning in your bachelor human resource management degree classes to field experience and internships.
Get started on your bachelor human resource management
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your HRM degree at Davenport.