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. 

    Which class should I take? When should I take it?

    See our Recommended Program Sequences:

    Earn your HRM degree 100% online through our Global Campus
    Employment of HR managers is projected to grow 7% through 2028 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    The median annual wage for HR managers in May 2019 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    95% of Davenport students receive generous financial assistance

    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:

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    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.


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    Real-world experience

    Apply what you’re learning in your bachelor human resource management degree classes to field experience and internships.


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    IACBE accreditation

    Receive an HRM degree with International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) specialized accreditation. 


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    Join our SHRM chapter

    Network with local HR professionals and open the door to potential internships and jobs in HR through Davenport’s SHRM chapter.


    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.

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    Start on the road to rewarding careers in human resources. Request more information or begin your application now.

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