Management, Human Resource Management Concentration

bachelors Degree

Human Resource Management Program Overview

Every company, no matter the industry, has a Human Resources presence working to recruit, manage, and engage with employees. Bay State College recognizes this, and prepares you with the in-demand skills and experiences needed for this career: 

  • Participate in one of the few Human Resource Management undergraduate degrees nationwide, with curriculum developed from the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) guidelines. 
  • Get a comprehensive background in all aspects of business management, with a focus in human resources. 
  • Learn from professors who are highly respected business professionals at some of the top companies in the area. 
  • Gain hands-on experience in two or more required internships, with access to all of the industry-leading companies Boston has to offer! 

Do you want a stable job, with a strong career ladder? One that won't limit you to any one industry? Request information about our 4-year Management - Human Resource Management Concentration program today! 

Bay State College's Human Resource Management Program is verified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, which were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Available In 

Day Classes, Evening Classes, and Online Option

  • Duration: 8 semesters
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Start Dates:
    • Summer 2021 Term 1 (May 17)
    • Summer 2021 Term 2 (July 5)
    • Fall 2021 Term 1 (August 30)
    • Fall 2021 Term 2 (October 25)
    • Spring 2022 Term 1 (January 10)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Sample HR Management Degree Courses 

  • Human Resource Management 
  • Staffing and Recruitment 
  • Managing Diversity in the Workforce 
  • Training and Development 
  • Compensation, Benefits and Employment Law 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Finance 
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Strategic Management 
  • Human Resource Management Internship I and II

To browse our 2018-19 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here

Human Resource Management Program Mission 

The mission of the Human Resource Management Program at Bay State College is to provide the highest-quality business education, centered on the development of critical thinking, business knowledge, and practical skills for the human resource field, to empower our graduates to pursue successful and meaningful careers. 

HR Management Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Develop students’ ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills to synthesize information from multiple sources and be able to make informed business decisions. 
  2. Develop in students a set of ethical and legal standards when making human resource decisions. 
  3. Develop students’ ability to use technology to create reports and gain presentation skills to communicate relevant information to internal and external stakeholders. 
  4. Provide students the opportunity to work in groups to define managerial problems, determine alternatives, and implement solutions. 
  5. Provide students with knowledge of the different types of economies in a changing global environment and how to react to opportunities in that world. 
  6. Provide students the opportunity to develop broad-based decision models and understand current business and human capital development trends. 

Recommended Minors 

  • Sociology 
    A Sociology Minor will help you understand how race, gender and culture come into play in society and the workplace, as well as give you the opportunity to develop your communication skills. 
  • Psychology 
    A Psychology Minor will help you understand how the human mind works, including personality theories on reward and motivation, and how to analyze data – all important knowledge to have in the human resources field. 

Human Resource Management Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College is is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC).

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.