Human Resources Management

Bachelor of Business Administration
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The BBA in Human Resources Management give you a thorough understanding of issues and situations that affect an organization’s most important resource – its employees. In the BBA in Human Resources, you gain insight into management structures, policies, and processes vital to the success of an organization and its employees, as you prepare to become a successful human resources professional and contributing team member with excellent communication skills. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that NCU's Human Resources Management specialization for its Bachelor of Business Administration program fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that NCU's Human Resources Management specialization for its Bachelor of Business Administration program fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Human Resources Management Career GuideView our Human Resources Management Career Guide to learn more about working and advancing in the human resources field, including information on networking, building a solid resume, certifications and continuing education, and national opportunities for HR professionals.

General Degree Requirements


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requires 120 semester credit hours*.

 *A minimum of 60 semester transfer credits or a conferred Associate’s degree are required.


  • Grade Point Average of "C", 2.0, or higher.

  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University.

  • Official documents on file for basis of admission: high school transcript or GED.

  • All financial obligations to the University paid in full.


The University may accept a maximum of 90 semester credit hours in transfer toward the bachelor's degree for coursework completed at an accredited or approved college or university with a grade of "C" or better.


Credit Hour Requirements


  • General Education - 39 credit hours

  • Required Foundational Courses - 33 credit hours

  • Specialization Electives - 18 credit hours

  • Open Electives – 27 credit hours*

  • Required Business Capstone Course - 3 credit hours


Total - 120 credit hours


*Students may select any undergraduate Northcentral courses to fulfill this requirement. Your Academic Advisor can assist you in choosing courses applicable to your career goals

**Electives selected on the initial degree plan can be changed with a request to an Academic Advisor.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

Course Code


Course Description


Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Staffing

Students in this course will examine the functions and processes related to the staffing of organizations. Students will analyze the concepts, principles, and applications of workforce planning, recruitment, and talent selection techniques. Course content will also include the Human Resource Management concepts of staffing in a globally connected environment with a diverse workforce.


Human Resource Development

Content in this course will include theory and applications related to employee and management development. Through theory and practical application, students will explore concepts related to instructional systems design to enhance human resource development in the workplace. Building upon learning, students will analyze human performance improvement to maximize workplace performance in a global environment with a culturally diverse workforce.


Compensation and Total Rewards

This course will cover the concepts and applications of pay, benefits and a total rewards pay program. The topics of the course will include an analysis of the theoretical concepts of pay and benefits and the methods to enhance employee motivation and job performance. Students will also explore job analysis, job evaluation, job design, and other pay components which enhance equitable pay structures. The course covers the role of employee benefits and the integration of benefits into a total rewards pay philosophy.


Strategic Issues in Human Resource Management

This course permits the student to analyze the role of a Human Resource Management leader in the development of a human resource management’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives required to complement an organization’s strategic goals. Students will also examine strategic issues in human resource management with an emphasis on emerging topics in the HR profession. Topics will include cultural diversity, employee risk management, global HRM policies and practices, and organizational change.


Employment and Labor Law

Students in this course will address the concepts and applications covering legal and labor issues affecting human resource management. The topics of the class will include an analysis of the laws and compliance issues in the workplace, along with current issues in unionism, collective bargaining and labor-management practices within organizations. Students will also examine effective employee relation practices that enhance employee engagement and organizational effectiveness.


Human Resources Management Capstone

The capstone for the undergraduate Human Resources Management program requires students to demonstrate the ability to synthesize, articulate, and apply the concepts and techniques covered throughout this program to a real world scenario. This will involve five different key areas of human resources management, resulting in a completed Human Resources Management Plan. These five areas include: (1) Planning, Recruiting, and Staffing, (2) Human Resources Development, (3) Compensation and Total Rewards, (4) Strategic Issues in Human Resources.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your BBA program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s BBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $432
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,296
  • Program cost: $26,270
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of program is determined on the program and track student enters, transfer credits if any and other unique student factors.  For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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