Human Resource Management

School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Advance your HR career.

Montreat College’s Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) program helps students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its relevance in business. The HRM degree addresses the legal and ethical components of the decision making process involved in the human resources environment. In addition, strategic elements of HRM, such as knowledge management, organizational behavior, and team development help students broaden their understanding of the field of Human Resources.

Montreat College’s Human Resource Management Degree is formally aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) curriculum guidelines.

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Human Resource Management Degree Highlights

  • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its relevance in business.
  • Address the legal and ethical components of the decision-making process involved in the human resources environment.
  • Explore human resource topics such as knowledge management, organizational behavior, and team development to broaden your understanding of the field and implement those skills immediately in your workplace.

For over 25 years, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies has been helping adult students acquire essential skills, complete their degrees, and take their career to the next level. Montreat offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in a classroom or online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Montreat College’s Human Resource Management program offered?

Courses are offered in Asheville, Charlotte, and online.

When are the start dates for the Human Resource Management degree program?

There are six start dates for new students every year, in January, February, May, June, August, and October. The next start date is the week of January 5, 2020.

How long does it take to complete the Human Resource Management degree program?

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program requires completion of 120 credit hours. If students take one class at a time continuously throughout the program they should complete the program in 4 years.

How much does the Bachelor of Human Resource Management degree program cost?

The cost is $395 per credit hour, or $47,400 total for the 120 credit program, plus a $35 technology fee per semester. Keep in mind that there are multiple college and government financial aid programs available to help mitigate the cost of your education. You can learn more about your financial aid options here.

What is the job market like for people with Human Resource Management degrees?

According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS), the job market for human resource managers is expected to grow 9% from 2016-26. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to oversee and administer their programs and to ensure that firms adhere to changing and complex employment laws.

How much money do human resource managers typically make?

According to the BLS, human resource managers earn an average annual salary of $113,300. However, the amount of money that such professionals make depends on many factors, including region, industry, and specialization.

Academic Information
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following for admissions consideration:

  • Montreat College Application for Admission
  • Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken*
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in all previous college work attempted.
  • Official, final high school transcript or its equivalent (if transferring less than 12 semester credits of college credit)*
  • American Council on Education (ACE) verification demonstrating any eligible CLEP and DSST examinations, and non-collegiate military training.

*All final transcripts must include graduation information

Program Requirements

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Sample Courses

BS 339S Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
This course examines the process of learning in individuals and organizations in order to facilitate organizational effectiveness. Students will also apply fundamental theories related to knowledge management and learn to use technology tools in order to implement positive systemic change in organizations.

BS 353S Groups, Teams, and Organizational Behavior
This course explores the interaction of groups and teams through the study of organizational behavior. Through this course, students will grow in their understanding of social dynamics in organizations and learn to lead groups and teams constructively. Topics covered include: organizational culture, motivation, group dynamics, high-performance teams, role definition, self-organization, team assessment, and team design.

BS 366S Money, Markets, and the Economic Environment
This course explores the fundamental elements of developed market economies and the major factors that affect them. This includes investigating the core assumptions of economies, how government regulation affects economic growth, and the impact of globalization on world markets. Students learn to analyze economic policy to make business decisions that help them navigate the economic environment.

Laresa Griffin '06
I think Montreat College is a gem and more people should know about it. I found Montreat’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies to be the best plan for my busy lifestyle.
Laresa Griffin '06
I think Montreat College is a gem and more people should know about it. I found Montreat’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies to be the best plan for my busy lifestyle.
Faculty
Portrait of Stephen Dukas

Dr. Stephen P. Dukas
Associate Professor of Business​
stephen.dukas@montreat.edu

Portrait of Paul Gratton

Dr. Paul Gratton
Associate Dean for Adult and Graduate Studies
Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Business​
paul.gratton@montreat.edu