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Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Business Administration

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 120 Hours

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management is designed to provide the foundational knowledge to manage an organization's workforce. Aligned with the standards of the Society of Human Resource Management, the program prepares students for a generalist role in organizations of any size or sector and enables the student to qualify for the SHRM-CP certification exam. HR professionals who pass the exam report salaries upward of 7%-9% higher than peers who do not, and 63% of those who pass say that the certification played a role in their promotion.

The HRM program is differentiated by emphasizing early student transitions to HR positions while working toward the degree. Students who accept HR assistant positions while taking courses may result in promotions and broader opportunities in a shorter amount of time. Students will explore the fundamentals of human resources theory, HR principles and practices with coursework being offered 100% online.

Talk with an advisor to find out how you can pursue a micro-credential (9 credit hours) while pursuing this degree. Micro-credential options: Business Analytics & Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Financial Management & Analysis, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

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"I am proud of the time I spent at A&M-Central Texas, and credit the success in my career as an HR professional to my education and level of exposure gained in the student organization. I am looking forward to applying for the MBA program and becoming a double TAMU-CT alumnus."
Patricia Joseph,
BBA Human Resources graduate

Why Human Resource Management at A&M-Central Texas?

Support from day one to after graduation
Your success is our goal. That’s why we’ve built a support system into our program. Semester check-ins with a program advisor will make sure you’re on the right track to get your degree and are prepared for successful transition into your career. Our program is inclusive and mindful of students that do not live locally. Support from faculty, staff, and even your classmates is just as available online as it is in person. You can participate in student organizations, mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities from the comfort of your own home.

Gain Experience Outside of the Classroom
Several courses in the program have you complete projects for actual business. Past projects include HR plans for non-profits, volunteer organizations, and medical clinics.


Prepare for an HR career

Average first-year earnings for Texas bachelor's graduates in human resources management entering H.R. management positions was $42,078 (Texas CREWS workforce data). Texas Career Check estimates the employment rate in related professions to grow 19.3%.


Career Opportunities

• HR Generalist
• HR Manager/Director
• Diversity and Inclusion Manager
• Compensation Manager
• Benefits Manager
• Training and Development Manager
• Recruitment Coordinator

Get Involved and Stay Connected:
HR Warriors SHRM Student Chapter

HR Warriors serves as a bridge to the professional human resource community and advances the knowledge, understanding, and application of HR principles and practices. The organization (1) supports career exploration for students considering a career in HR, (2) keeps student members informed on trends in the HR field, (3) develops an inclusive, collaborative HR student community of practice, and (4) facilitates student interactions with local employers and HR professionals.

Members regularly network with area SHRM chapters and the organization hosts HR professionals from across the nation to give advice and answer questions from students. This student is also a good way to stay connected with your peers, even if you are hundreds of miles apart! It is an extremely active organization with almost daily participation on its social media channels.


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Outstanding Faculty

Dr. Yeongjoon Yoon, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management

Yoon, Y., & Sengupta, S. (2019). Employee share ownership, training, and early promotion policy as a bundle in enhancing labor productivity: A test of the three‐way interaction effect. Human Resource Management, 58(6), 603-620.

In this study, we demonstrate that employee share ownership (ESO) increases firms' labor productivity only when accompanied by a high level of training and early promotion policy. Our research alerts managers from expecting that introducing ESO will magically solve the managerial problems they may have. The findings demonstrate that early promotion opportunities and training need to reinforce the productivity-enhancing mechanism of ESO.


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