Avila University Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Online
Meet the rising demand for human resource professionals with a program that empowers you to recruit, motivate, and retain a company’s greatest asset—its people.
Get to know our B.A. in Human Resources online
Discover a rewarding career supporting others when you earn an online Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources from Avila University. From hiring qualified personnel to conducting comprehensive performance reviews, you will optimize a company’s employee experience with cutting-edge curriculum aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition to industry-specific tools, you will acquire a broad understanding of fundamental business concepts with coursework that emphasizes the human side of business.
Our 100% online bachelor’s in human resources program is asynchronous, so you can study on your schedule while engaging in a values-based educational experience. Plus, receive individualized attention from attentive faculty who is dedicated to developing you as a whole person.
- Benefits Administrator
- Talent Acquisition Specialist
- Training Coordinator
- HR Generalist
- Benefits Administrator
- Talent Acquisition Specialist
- Training Coordinator
- HR Generalist
Learn more about our affordable tuition
The B.A. in Human Resources online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition, and financial aid may be available.
Plus, a Prior Learning Assessment evaluates knowledge gained outside traditional academic environments and may help reduce your tuition and time to completion.
Remember these important dates and deadlines
Ideal for working professionals, the B.A. in Human Resources online program features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.
|Term||Start Date||App Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Tuition Deadline||Class End Date||Term Length|
|Spring 2 2023||2/27/23||2/17/23||2/22/23||2/24/23||2/26/23||4/22/23||8 weeks|
|Summer 1 2023||4/24/23||4/14/23||4/19/23||4/21/23||4/23/23||6/17/23||8 weeks|
|Summer 2 2023||6/20/23||6/10/23||6/15/23||6/16/23||6/19/23||8/12/23||8 weeks|
|Fall 1 2023||8/21/23||8/11/23||8/15/23||8/18/23||8/20/23||10/14/23||8 weeks|
|Fall 2 2023||10/16/23||10/6/23||10/11/23||10/13/23||10/15/23||12/16/23||8 weeks|
Ready to take the next steps toward earning your degree?
See the qualifications for our online bachelor’s in human resources
We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online B.A. in Human Resources below.
- Official transcripts
- 2.0 GPA in prior coursework
- Transfer up to 90 credits
In order to be eligible to receive a bachelor’s degree from Avila University, you must have the following:
- High school diploma
- Minimum 2.0 GPA on college coursework or 2.0 GPA on high school conferred transcript
- Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
Submit all official transcripts to:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Undergraduate Admissions
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
Check out our online bachelor’s degree in human resources coursework
In order to earn the B.A. in Human Resources online, you will complete 120 credit hours, including 35 credit hours of general education requirements, 60 credit hours of major requirements, and 25 credit hours of electives.
- Develop and maintain interpersonal, small group and public communication skills for use in a career and social context.
- Apply verbal and non-verbal components of oral communication to real life situations.
- Use the computer to generate multiple drafts and demonstrate writing as a process.
- Strengthen skills in the construction and logical development of a clear and concise thesis.
- Identify and explain the significance of major works of art.
- Recognize & describe the aesthetic elements which mark selected periods & artists.
- Identify the basic molecules of life and to predict their properties and reactions.
- Connect the genetics of all biological life and understand the basic flow of genetic information.
- Appreciate the aesthetic qualities of literary texts and develop an awareness of influential critical and interpretive methods
- Analyze and interpret works from different historical and cultural traditions using appropriate critical terms of literary analysis and responding to questions about genre, style, and content or theme
- Knowledge: Identify and characterize the major questions of United States and World history in terms of continuity and change using relevant political, economic, social, religious, and cultural institutions, traditions, and beliefs.
- Theory: Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of race, gender, class, ethnicity, or religion on the experiences of ordinary and extraordinary people of the past using current historical theory and methodology.
- Perform operation with real numbers. Evaluate algebraic expressions.
- Solve and apply linear equations and inequalities.
- Obtain knowledge of basic ethical theories and how they apply to all areas of live: personal, professional and societal.
- Recognize the differences between moral absolutism, relativism and pluralism.
- Develop an understanding of the sociological perspective
- Compare and contrast the major concepts, ideas and methods of sociology
- Learn the primary features of the major world religious systems, with special focus on scriptures, social and cultural formations, history, myths and rituals, ethics, and the category “sacred”
- Learn to interrogate the methodologies used in discussing the categories of “world religions” and “religious experience,” with particular focus on the role that dominant narratives and elite discourses play in the formation of these systems
- Examine the development of peace research and peace studies over the last 50 years.
- Understand the breadth and scope of the interdisciplinary field of peace studies.
- Describe the nature of accounting & its use in the business world.
- Explain the concepts & principles that underlie accounting & provide the basics for external reporting.
- Apply basic accounting principles in recording and reporting a firm’s activities and their application to business decision-making
- Prepare financial statements and analyze relationships on the statements in evaluating business performance
- Demonstrate knowledge of local and global business organizations through the study of major disciplines within the fields of business.
- Diagram the state and federal legal systems and explain how civil and criminal cases proceed through the systems.
- Explain how law is an expression of social, political and economic forces.
- Evaluate the law as an expression of ethical, social, political and economic forces.
- Recognize legal issues in personal and professional situations and use legal concepts and terminology to explain them.
- Identify and research appropriate legal resources to assist in analyzing situations with legal implications in personal and professional life.
- Critically analyze business and personal situations from a legal perspective.
- Identify influential frameworks for problem solving and ethical decision making.
- Make personal and professional decisions that appropriately use legal knowledge.
- Explain the importance of contracts in the American Society.
- Recognize and discuss the legal issues in contract formation, performance, breach of contract and remedies.
- Recognize and discuss the various crimes and torts that may arise in business situations.
- Discuss the legal implications of organizing a business as a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation.
- Explain the function, structure and interrelationship of the legal, political, social and economic systems in the United States.
- Demonstrate an understanding of management theory necessary to perform successfully in a management position.
- Apply basic management knowledge and techniques to the management functions of decision- making, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling, in order to enhance achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
- Understand how individual, group, and organizational processes and structure influence behavior in organizations.
- Select and apply appropriate constructs to analyze specific organizational situations.
- Identify and analyze critical factors that influence organizational change.
- Analyze one’s own behavior and its impact on organizational effectiveness.
- Analyze innovative solutions for problems using critical thinking and creative reasoning.
- Determine how systems theory relates to the effectiveness of organizations.
- Clarify and articulate a personal value system as a framework for ethical decision-making and behavior.
- Participate in group interaction to achieve an identified goal.
- Operate a computer using productivity applications to accomplish tasks
- Show knowledge of social and ethical issues relating to computer use
- Organize data into appropriate graphical and tabular representations.
- Calculate and interpret measures of central tendency and dispersion.
- Write a clear, well developed, effectively organized, and convincingly reasoned paper.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the values of many diverse Americans and of the writing strategies successful authors use to communicate ideas clearly through reading and responding.
- Understand the principles of finance and basic legal forms of the business organization.
- Describe financial markets and discuss interest rate theory.
1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
1.1a: Use basic psychological terminology, concepts, and theories in psychology to explain behavior and mental processes.
1.1b: Explain why psychology is a science with the primary objectives of describing, understanding, predicting, and controlling behavior and mental processes.
1.2a: Identify key characteristics of major content domains in psychology (e.g., cognition and learning, developmental, biological, and sociocultural).
2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
2.1b: Use psychology concepts to explain personal experiences and recognize the potential for flaws in behavioral explanations based on simplistic, personal theories.
2.1a: Describe the value and limitations of using theories to explain behavioral phenomena.
2.1b: Describe common fallacies in thinking (e.g. confirmation bias, post hoc explanations, implying causation from correlation) that impair accurate conclusions and predictions.
2.2b: Describe what kinds of additional information beyond personal experience are acceptable in developing behavioral explanations (i.e., popular press reports vs. scientific findings).
3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
3.1a Describe key regulations in the APA Ethics Code for protection of human or nonhuman research participants.
5: Professional Development
5.1d Describe how psychology’s content applies to business, health care, educational, and other workplace settings.
- The roles of marketing in society, industry, and the individualized firm
- Potential marketing opportunities
- Recognize and understand the competitive challenges facing an organization and will apply their knowledge of HRM practices to a company case study.
- Examine their own values and belief systems in order to improve their understanding and application of fundamental Human Resources concepts in the workplace.
- Relate a personal value system to the ethical dimension of leading people while integrating HRM practices.
- Demonstrate openness to differing perspectives and sensitivity to socio-cultural diversity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the broad reach of talent management in a global economy.
- Identify the three major competitive challenges facing organizations today, and will demonstrate their capability to apply their understanding of the impact of those challenges toward the success of an organization.
- Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
- Describe applications of psychology.
- Engage in critical thinking to solve psychological problems and issues.
- Demonstrate effective writing for various audiences.
- Exhibit effective presentation skills for various audiences.
- Interact effectively with others.
- Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation. Discover the intrapersonal, interpersonal and systemic forces and factors that impact and influence human behavior.
- Utilize human relations strategies - thinking and relating skills - to improve interactions with other.
- Develop “transferable skills” to enhance personal and professional growth and development in the family, work place and community.
- Discover and develop actions that promote valuing diversity.
- Strengthen personal adaptation to change and other “hardiness” skills.
- Understand principles of staffing design
- Recognize the impact of labor relations and employment laws and how it is applied
- Demonstrate an understanding of federal and state employment and equal opportunity laws and their impact on the employer/employee relationship.
- Analyze factual situations to identify employment issues.
- Identify and research applicable statutory and case employment law.
- Make personal and professional employment related decisions that appropriately use
- knowledge of employment law.
- Develop policies, procedures and practices that discourage unnecessary employment
- related litigation.
- Recognize Civil Rights violations in movie scenarios.
- Prepare administrative documents that would initiate an equal employment complaint and explain the legal procedures to redress a violation of Title VII.
- Identify the differences between domestic and international HRM including understanding cross-cultural behaviors between countries.
- Understand structural responses to international growth and the impact it has on HRM.
- Identify issues with staffing foreign operations and determining when to use international assignments.
- Discern the key components of an international compensation program including areas of taxation, valid international living costs, and other compensation issues.
- Comprehend expatriate adjustment by providing training and development during predeparture and for ongoing support for international management teams.
- Address factors associated with expatriate performance, including roles and responsibilities, host environment factors and resolving issues related to performance appraisals of international employees.
- Heighten awareness and understanding of the risks associated with international assignments in countries that are experiencing a high risk of terrorism or civil unrest.
- Create or analyze an organization’s compensation system for improvement.
- Understand factors external to the organization affecting compensation policy.
- Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate resources to ensure compensation systems are legally compliant.
- Establish and maintain a wage and salary structure and system.
- Establish and/or evaluate criteria for performance review and pay progression.
- Understand and evaluate the effectiveness of benefits and how they affect recruitment and retention.
- Understand the effect of compensation on organizational policies and decisions.
- Identify training and development needs through needs assessments
- Recognize and create appropriate training objectives
- Understand how to design effective training and development programs using different techniques or methods
- Apply a variety of training and development strategies
- Evaluate training and development programs
- Gain skills that can be applied as functioning OD practitioners
- Discuss a rationale for developing a comprehensive succession plan and defend the rationale to executive management.
- Identify competencies and role development using values clarification and ethical standards.
- Develop benchmarking to ensure successful implementation and determine possible modifications.
- Create a viable succession plan addressing the possible impact of environmental factors.
- Calculate future workforce needs to ensure a proactive succession planning process.
- Define the role of leadership in the development of succession planning.
- Provide feedback to colleagues to facilitate their growth.
- Develop an evaluation process and objective measurements for the succession plan.
- Critically analyze professional research in human resources.
- Engage in self-reflection and self-evaluation to promote life-long learning.
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Credit for prior learning recognizes your previous accomplishments, reducing your total cost and time to graduation. You may be closer to graduation than you think.