Build Strong Organizations with a BS in Human Resource Management
If you’re considering a degree in human resource management, Gwynedd Mercy University offers an undergraduate program that will prepare you to succeed in this challenging and rewarding field. People are the heart of every organization, and our bachelor’s degree in human resource (HR) management helps you develop and manage those assets.
Earn a Human Resource Management Degree and your MBA in just five years
For students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, GMercyU offers a unique 4+1 MBA option that allows you to earn both a bachelor of science degree in human resource management and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in just five years. You can skip the grad school entrance exams by taking graduate credits during your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition – and then seamlessly completing your MBA the following year. Learn more about GMercyU's 4+1 MBA program.
The GMercyU Difference
The GMercyU HR management program sets itself apart from other programs by encouraging you to adopt a global, diverse perspective that today’s businesses demand. Our faculty support discovery and transformation throughout the learning process. By the end of the program, you will be fully prepared to enter the workforce as an HR management professional, with an understanding of the following:
- Industry-leading retention programs and the process of informing corporate policy with HR insights
- The HR management knowledge needed to preserve the critical competitive advantage of any organization—its people
- The fundamentals of business, including management, marketing, finance and operations
The Human Resource Management program at GMercyU is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Increase the value of your degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.
In addition to general education requirements, you will need to complete the following courses:
Prerequisites - 15 Credits
||Principles of Accounting I
||Principles of Accounting II
Management Core - 30 credits
||Principles of Finance
||Principles of Marketing
||Business Statistics I
||Business Statistics II
Human Resource Management Courses - 18 credits
||Principles of Management
|Five of the following courses
||Introduction to Human Resource Management
||Labor and Industrial Relations
||Training and Development
||Organization Theory and Behavior
||Corporate Studies I
||Corporate Studies II
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the HR management degree.
To review course descriptions, please refer to the undergraduate catalog (PDF).
Many human resource management students find their internship to be the most valuable experience of the program. Our HR management internships will give you the chance to apply what you’ve learned from your coursework in a real-world context. You can also develop your professional network within the field, which often leads to paid positions after graduation.
Recently, our HR management students have completed internships at the following places:
- Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
- United States Liability Insurance
- American Heritage Federal Credit Union
If you’ve already earned college-level credits at other accredited institutions, you can transfer them to Gwynedd Mercy University. All you need to do is submit your transcript and a course description to the Registrar, who will determine whether the course counts towards the credits required for graduation. Read more on our Transfer Credits page.
The number and diversity of careers available to graduates with a degree in human resources management will surprise you.
Possible careers for HR management majors
• HR clerk
• HR assistant
• Payroll specialist
• Training and development coordinator
• Employee relations manager
• HR manager
• Director of HR
• Vice President of HR
• Personnel recruiter
• Labor relations manager
• HR specialist
• Compensation and benefits manager
• Placement specialist
• Human resources information system analyst
• Employee assistance plan manager
• HR generalist
• HR administrator
• Chief human resources officer
*Some of these careers may require additional education.
*This is only a partial list and not meant to limit you.