Online Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Business is constantly changing, and human resource management pivots with every evolution. Today’s HR professionals must be ready to look beyond administrative reporting and into strategic planning. Learn how with an online Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business.

AACSB Accredited
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  • 100% online degree program
  • Award-winning, student-oriented faculty
  • Scholarships available to qualified candidates
  • 24/7 technical help desk
  • Aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) curriculum guidelines
  • Collaborative networking opportunities, including an internship component
  • Transfer credits accepted


Explore employment law, compensation, recruiting, training, workplace diversity, and strategic planning

Learn how to drive business strategies and results through administrative reporting and data gathering

Study how to leverage advanced technologies, social media platforms, and talent acquisition techniques

Build your network of HR professionals in class and during your internship

Today’s organizations face challenges such as workforce diversity, evolving technology, and globalization. That’s why many are turning to HR managers to help them think strategically about their recruiting, hiring, training, and retention practices. HR managers are able to help their organizations navigate continually evolving challenges to meet their strategic goals.


Your online human resources degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. We have garnered national and international respect for our rigorous academic standards and consistent record of growth and accomplishment. Our accolades include:

The Princeton Review named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years.

AACSB Accredited

UAB’s Collat School of Business is AACSB-accredited.

U.S. News Bachelor's 2022

Named among the Top 100 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

Build Your Reputation with UAB
Our renowned business school is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. We create and share business knowledge through a relevant and robust curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement. With a suite of expertise-driven online programs, UAB offers an engaging, flexible learning environment with classrooms extending well beyond the UAB campus walls.

Get Real-World Experience Before You Graduate
When you study with the Collat School of Business, you go beyond theory and into hands-on practice. Through the internship component of our human resource management program, you have the opportunity to work with companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coca-Cola, and Alabama Power, to assist with a research project, or study abroad. Our internship coordinator and the Collat Career Services office can help you identify the right opportunities for your professional goals.

HR Is a Support System. Let Us Be Yours.
With UAB, you get added benefits in class and beyond. Did you know the online bachelor’s in human resource management program has partnered with an advisory council of HR and management professionals? That means that as an HR management student you have the unique opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with industry experts, pursue sponsored internships, and complete real-world projects for various organizations. The advisory council also informs our curriculum, learning objectives, and class content


Average Annual Salary $58,350*

The duties of a human resources specialist are varied. These professionals help recruit, interview, and place employees and handle employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training. This role requires a broad skill set, including communication, organization, strategic planning, and in-depth knowledge of corporate and governmental policies.

Human resources specialist is ranked #16 among the “Best Business Jobs” by U.S. News & World Report (2016).
*Salary data provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Most growing organizations need human resources professionals to resolve issues, organize benefits, and attract talented employees. In fact, according to a 2015 report from Randstad USA, an organization can lose more than $14,000 if HR positions stay vacant for three months or longer. With more than 52,000 human resource jobs open across the U.S., according to the report, you can help fill the need.

While some HR professionals are in charge of every step in the hiring, employee relations, and benefits processes within large departments, it is common for others to focus their expertise even further. Your online HR degree can help you pursue broad and specialized HR careers, including those at left:

Recruitment, policies, and training. Learn it all.

The Collat School of Business’ online HR degree offers a relevant and robust online curriculum designed to explore every avenue of the HR field, from workplace diversity to international business dynamics. At UAB, your coursework isn’t based on guesswork. In fact, the HRM curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s curriculum guidelines and informed by an advisory group of HR and management professionals.

Want to learn more?
Explore our online bachelor’s in human resource management degree course descriptions.

Human Resources Management Curriculum
Our 100% online human resources management degree offers you an overarching look at modern HR issues and trends and can help prepare you for the HR certification exam. Some of the courses available include:

MG 401 Organizational Behavior – 3 credits

Human Resources Management Core (24 CREDIT HOURS)
MG 409 Human Resource Management – 3 credits
MG 411 Compensation Administration – 3 credits
MG 412 Organizational Staffing – 3 credits
MG 413 Employment Law – 3 credits
MG 425 Managing Through Leadership – 3 credits
Human Resource Management Electives – 6 credits
Upper Level Core (19-22 credit hours)
MG 302 Management Processes and Behavior – 3 credit hours
IS 303 Information Systems – 3 credit hours
MK 303 Basic Marketing – 3 credit hours
FN 310 Fundamentals of Financial Management – 3 credit hours
BUS 350 Business Communications – 3 credit hours
MG 403 Operations Management – 3 credit hours
BUS 305 Professional Development – 1 credit hour
*Experiential Requirement – 0-3 credit hours
Capstone (3 credit hours)
BUS 450 Strategic Management Capstone Experience


We provide many tools to help jump-start your successful career, starting with Career & Professional Development Services. This service provides resume, interviewing, and job search tips to aid you on your path to employment, as well as networking and professional experience opportunities.

Handshake is the official career service management tool for UAB Collat business students. Discover and save top jobs and internships from Fortune 500, top financial institutions, tech companies and more!

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We recommend students pursuing online undergraduate or graduate degrees consider programs with extensive experience delivering online learning, professional accreditation (AACSB), a dedicated full-time faculty, a high level of student satisfaction, and a low student attrition rate. UAB’s online human resources degree offers you all of these advantages, providing the benefits of a traditional university education with the convenience and flexibility afforded by the use of advanced technology.