Career opportunities in human resource management

Create a thriving workplace—and career

Turn your interpersonal skills into a rewarding career with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management. In this fully online program, you’ll learn how to create productive work environments and cultivate talented employees in the ever-changing twenty-first century workplace. You’ll hone your communication and management skills while gaining theoretical knowledge and real-world experience that will position you for success, wherever your future career takes you. Not only will you leave with practical expertise to share with future employers, you’ll also be prepared to take the Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) certification exam.

What you’ll learn

The Lynn University online bachelor’s degree in human resource management prepares you for careers in human resources (HR). In this program, you’ll learn:

  • Techniques to attract, recruit and train skilled workers
  • Employee development and performance management
  • Methods to optimize workforce morale and retention
  • How to ensure compliance with employment laws, regulations and policies
  • Compensation and benefits strategy
  • How to apply your knowledge to real-world settings
  • Proficient writing and communication skills

Career outlook

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of human resource managers to increase by nine percent by 2030.
  • 14,800 new human resource manager jobs are expected to be created each year through 2030.

See notes and conditions for important information.

Human resource management career opportunities

Human resource professionals are employed in nearly every industry, from Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations to recruiting agencies. This program can open the door to many HR careers, such as:

  • Recruiter
  • Human resources manager
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) specialist
  • Training and development manager
  • Consultant
  • Employee relations manager
  • Front office manager

SHRM Alignment

The bachelor’s in human resource management is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, over 500 programs in approximately 425 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, 2013, and 2017 — are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

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Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

Certification exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Lynn University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Lynn program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Employment and career advancement: Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement.

Job growth: source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers,