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Human Resources Management Degree

Diverse Group of Human Resource ManagersThe Human Resource Management (HRM) major presents the building blocks of theory and application that focus on:

  • Core business principles

  • Personnel management and retention

  • Employee and labor relations

  • Diversity management

  • Organizational development

You’ll gain insight into ethical and business problem solving issues through courses incorporating individual and group work, written assignments, and oral presentations.

The McKendree University Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (BBA-HRM) program is designed to meet the needs of the working adult. The courses are available at the Lebanon campus and online. Request more information.




Why a Human Resource Management Degree?

The bachelor’s degree in human resource management is designed for students who desire a broad understanding of business operations with a strong focus on the people within those organizations. Students in this major develop highly sought after skills in personnel management and retention, organizational development, and employee and labor relations.




About the Human Resource Management Major


Housed within the School of Business, the B.B.A. in Human Resource Management gives students insight into core business principles and ethical problem solving while cultivating important team building skills.

Another related program, the bachelor of business administration in human resource management is designed to meet the needs of working adults and is available online.

2024-25 Program Catalog





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McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and real-world lessons that move you beyond the classroom. Here, you will find a supportive community committed to your success. This program is available online or on campus. Our expert faculty are experienced educators both online and face-to-face environments. McKendree's campus is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. McKendree affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.



Program Highlights


  • Exciting internship opportunities give you on-the-job experience before you graduate

  • Related clubs and honor societies allow you to meet others and enhance your resume




Employment Opportunities

Graduates in human resource management find careers within every type of organization that utilizes employees. From major corporations to local businesses, human resource managers are needed to oversee areas such as compensation and employee benefits, training and development, and information systems to name a few.




Interesting Courses


  • Diversity & Change Management

  • Employment Law

  • Talent Management

  • Benefits and Compensation

  • Strategic Human Resource Management




Club Information / Honor Societies


  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)

  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)




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