Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership

Earn a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Leadership

Sullivan University’s Bachelor of Science degree provides skills and knowledge useful for both beginning practitioners and managers in the human resource industry. An associate degree or equivalent credits is required for admission at the junior level. Areas covered include management, diversity and employment law.
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Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science

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Get to know the program
Teri Daniel is the dean of the HRL program.

 

What type of person would this program appeal to?
The bachelor’s program would appeal to you if you’re seeking an entry-level career in Human Resources.

 

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in this program? The curriculum is based on the six bodies of knowledge (strategic management, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, total rewards, employee and labor relations, and risk management) that are recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the national organization for HR professionals. In addition, the program is one of the first in the nation to offer a course in HR analytics, which SHRM has confirmed as a key competency for HR professionals in the future.

 

What are potential jobs or employment settings for graduates?
Most of our graduates find employment in either corporate or government settings, with jobs focused on compensation, benefits, employment, recruiting and training and development. Titles typically range from HR Specialist to HR Manager or Director.

 

What is the most important or unique aspect about this program?
There are three key factors that make our HRL programs stand out:

  1. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has confirmed that Sullivan’s MSHRL program fully aligns with the SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates (which define HR educational standards and help business schools develop solid degree programs that follow these standards).
  2. Our program is among the first to recognize the importance of human capital analytics as a key HR competency and we have developed a course devoted entirely to this emerging topic.
  3. Finally, the program’s capstone course prepares you to seek PHR or SPHR certification at the completion of your studies, further enhancing your skills and marketability.

 

What are good resources for finding out more on this career field?
The primary source of information is the Society for Human Resource Management (www.shrm.org), the national organization for HR professionals with more than 250,000 members worldwide. Also, most cities have local chapters, which can also be a good resource.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP BACHELOR DEGREE

Course Titles Credit Hours
CMM403 The Manager as Negotiator
4
COM214 Public Speaking
4
CSC118 Computer Applications I
4
ECO201 Microeconomics
4
ECO202 Macroeconomics
4
ENG101 Composition I
4
ENG102 Composition II
4
ENG204 Advanced Writing
4
HRL303 Diversity Perspectives in the Workplace
4
HRL310 HR Perspectives in Guidance and Counseling
4
HRL320 Organizational Development
4
HRL330 I/O Psychology for Human Resource Professionals
4
HRL340 Ethical Issues in Human Resource Management
4
HRL404 Employment Law
4
HRL410 Concepts of Recruiting
4
HRL411 Industrial Relations
4
HRL431 Corporate Training
4
HRL441 Compensation Management
4
HRL451 Human Resource Information Management
4
HRL465 Health and Safety in Workplace
4
HRL471 Project in Human Resource Management
4
MGT284 Human Resource Fundamentals
4
MGT304 Principles of Management
4
MGT340 Budget Analysis
4
MGT344 Organizational Behavior
4
MTH101 College Mathematics
4
MTH201 College Algebra
4
*ELECT* Human Resource Leadership Elective
4
*ELECT* 300/400 Level Elective
4
*ELECT* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
*ELECT* Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective
4
*ELECT* Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
*ELECT* General Studies Elective
4
*ELECT* Free Electives
48
Total Credit Hours
180

*Courses subject to change.