Human Resource Management, B.A.

Great places to work don’t happen by accident. Good people equals great business success.

Human resources practices are crucial for company success. Learn how to shape company and workplace culture to create the kind of work environment that helps people feel supported and excel in their jobs while helping organizations gain competitive advantages in complex business environments.

HR professionals play a vital role in keeping businesses successful. These professionals do everything from hiring and training new employees, to creating workplace policies, to planning activities that help maximize an employer’s strategic objectives.

Our human resource management major was built by some of the top academic and thought leaders in business education. Our curriculum is fully updated for the modern workplace—you’ll learn about changing work environment trends such as remote work practices, work/life balance needs and human resource management technologies that power the way we work.

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Take the next step toward completing your B.A. in Human Resource Management degree at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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Take the next step toward completing your B.A. in Human Resource Management degree at Lenoir-Rhyne University.


HR professionals always wear many hats, and you’ll learn how they all fit—business, finance, people skills, management and more. Your study will include courses designed to help you create a portfolio of work to show to prospective employers, as soon as you graduate. Our program provides you with the knowledge and skillset to help people feel supported and excel in their jobs, including:

  • Training and development
    Key to building an empowered and motivated workforce, you build knowledge and skill in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of organizational training and effective performance improvement programs.
  • Total compensation management
    Attracting and retaining top talent requires companies to offer competitive compensation packages. Develop knowledge and skills in the development and evaluation of pay structures and benefits packages. Learn how total compensation issues affect every manager in an organization and analyze processes and procedures to create effective compensation plans.
  • Employment and labor law
    Various laws and regulations determine the rights and obligations of employees and employers. Learn the nature of the employment relationship and common law principles, prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics such as race and gender, wage and hour law, the Family Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and other similar areas of labor and employment law. 
  • Human resource risk management
    Examine the scope and role of HR in the occupational health and safety arena, the fundamental components of comprehensive programs and, more importantly, the interplay between these considerations and how important HR professionals are in their success. 

Learning Outside the Classroom

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Future employers and post-graduate schools will look at your entire undergraduate work both inside and outside the classroom. Take full advantage of all opportunities that are available to you at LR, including research, study abroad, internships, student clubs and organizations.

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