Bachelor of Science in Business, Human Resource Management

Specialize in Human Resources Management

A Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management from IU Southeast is a strong choice for aspiring professionals in the HR field. Our degree provides a comprehensive understanding of business principles alongside specialized knowledge in HR practices, equipping graduates with a well-rounded skill set. Learn how to manage the policies, practices, and systems that influence and support the behavior, attitudes, and performance of employees. Gain an understanding of the strategic alignment of HR with overall organizational goals, fostering efficiency and productivity.

Expert Faculty, Real-Time Learning

Our program covers the critical areas such as recruitment, training, compensation, and employee relations, empowering you with the expertise needed to navigate complex workplace dynamics.Our expert faculty at IU Southeast will guide you as you hone your human resource management and leadership skills. Develop the tangible and critical thinking skills you need to handle hiring, staffing, training, managing employee performance, and promoting safety and wellness.

Shape Your Future Through Experiential Learning

Transform your leadership skills through hands-on learning experiences. Connect with a diverse community of students, alumni, and industry professionals in the greater Louisville area who share your dedication and leadership skills through internships, study abroad opportunities, and networking events.


Human Resources is a vital function within organizations, responsible for managing the most important asset: people. Careers in HR offer a diverse range of opportunities, each focusing on different aspects of employee management, organizational development, and workplace culture. Generalists handle various functions such as recruitment, employee relations, performance management, and training. Professionals in this field may also be involved in employer branding, campus recruitment, and talent pipeline development. Employee relations professionals are responsible for fostering positive relationships between employees and employers. Organizational development (OD) professionals focus on improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

All Bachelor’s degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). View your potential course schedule options for each semester by clicking on the link below. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to apply for dual credit or transfer credits and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The Bachelor of Science in Business degree includes a general-education component intended to foster a well-rounded education. Students must also complete a core set of required courses within business and economics. In addition to 25 credit hours of 100- and 200-level courses, this core includes 19 hours of upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses.

Students must select and complete at least one concentration. A total of 24 credit hours are required to fulfill one concentration. To complete two concentrations, students must complete all required courses for both concentrations, and at least 12 credit hours must be distinct to each.

In addition to the general-education, business/economics core and concentration components, students may need to complete additional elective courses to achieve the total number of 1) credit hours and 2) 300- and 400-level credit hours required for degree completion. These elective courses may be carefully selected in pursuit of a minor, second concentration, or internship.

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Courses topics include:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Wage and Salary Administration
  • Human Resource Selection
  • Personnel Research and Measurement

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Bevin K Snyder

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