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Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management balances a traditional business foundation with advanced human resources coursework via our Christ-centered learning model.

If you’re aspiring to a mid-career human resources role in a corporate, government, non-profit, or ministry environment, the BBA in HR Management is 100% online, offering a flexible format that allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree or add a new career-enhancing credential on your own timeline.

Laying the degree’s groundwork is a BBA curriculum named one of the Top 3 Best Online Business Programs in 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online. You’ll learn about all functional business areas in an organization, how they’re interconnected, and the global-level issues affecting the business world.

In the process, you’ll strengthen your verbal and written communication, research, and critical thinking skills; learn to make ethical decisions and conduct yourself with personal and professional integrity; and acquire the tools to lead projects, launch ideas, and exceed business objectives.

Through this highly focused concentration on top of a traditional business curriculum, you’ll learn to:

  • Develop solutions to workplace challenges using ethics, relevant research, and an understanding of the organization’s environment;
  • Apply analytical tools and skills commonly used within organizations;
  • Interpret key business theories and practices and integrate them into human resources disciplines;
  • Attract, train, develop, compensate, and motivate a team of staff members;
  • Build benefits packages with the purpose of improving organizational efficiency; and
  • Carry out all key human resources responsibilities, including recruiting, interviewing, and compensating workers and complying with labor laws and best practices.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). View student performance data here.

Human Resources Degree Highlights

An HR degree, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, can help position you as a compassionate, people-first leader. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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Tuition & Cost

$398 per credit hour**

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Program Length

26 months*

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Total Credit Hours


*Based on students beginning the program with 56 transferable credit hours and only needing the program-specific classes. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.

**30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.


Courses you might take

BBA 101

Employee Relations and Services

A study to equip human resource administrators to improve the effectiveness of employees through employee relations and services (benefits).

BBA 201

Global Perspectives

A study on how organizations operate in a global business environment. Various aspects of organizations will be investigated to see how these are applied internationally. These aspects will include trade theory, marketing, finance, and human resource management.

BBA 301

Organizational Behavior

A study of behavior in organizational settings as affected by individual, group and organizational processes. Special emphasis is given to learning, motivation, attitudes, stress, organizational culture, group processes, and decision-making.

Curriculum stats/highlights

Students considering the Human Resource Management extended major must complete at least 120 credit hours of general education, all requirements for the major, and 39 upper division credit hours. Many courses fulfill more than one requirement so most majors can be completed within the 120 credit hour minimum.

Students may be able fulfill their general education or elective class requirements by transferring previously earned undergraduate credits or applying Prior Learning credits gained through job or military training. In these cases, students may be able to complete this online degree in HR Management in as few as 21 months.

Additional Courses

BBA in Human Resource Management Core Curriculum Credit Hours
Student Success Strategies 1
Spreadsheets for Leaders 3
Management and Leadership Techniques 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Business Accounting 3
Business Marketing 3
Business Statistics 3
Business Finance 3
Global Perspectives in Business 3
Business Ethics and Law 3
Managing Human Resources 3
Strategic Planning 3
Training and Development 3
Performance and Reward Systems 3
Employee Relations and Services 3
Diversity for Organizational Performance 3
Human Resource Strategy 3
Total BBA in Human Resource Management Core Hours 55

Because many undergraduate business students aim long term to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA), MVNU offers the option of earning dual-graduate credit. As one way to partially complete the degree’s upper division coursework, students meeting certain GPA requirements may take up to six (6) credits of 6000-level business classes.


Building upon 40 credit hours of traditional business coursework, the fifteen (15) credit hours of Human Resource Management Core courses cover personnel retention, benefits management, and organizational streamlining in greater depth:






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Get the Facts

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Best Online Business Programs in 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online


Job Growth for HR Managers


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For professionals currently involved in hiring, interviewing, or personnel retention or aspiring to such a role, the online BBA in Human Resource Management opens up a multitude of potential career pathways. Based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resource-related occupations are predicted to see a range of growth rates from 2018 through 2028.

With an HR Management degree, you can begin an exciting career as an:

  • HR Specialist or Generalist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • HR Manager or Director
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Labor Negotiation
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