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Earn Your BA in Human Resource Management Online

Employees are the human resources who often propel organizational success. Individuals with specialized knowledge of human resource management can provide strategic value and positively impact an organization’s bottom line. American Public University's (APU) online bachelor of human resource management (HRM) sharpens key competencies in HR management aimed at supporting the strategic direction of an organization.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

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For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.


We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Comprehensive Curriculum

The program covers the fundamentals of the field: employee training and development, recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits, communication, and ethics. Case studies add dimension to your learning.

Contemporary Approach

The program helps deepen your understanding of the role HR plays in organizational diversity and inclusion. Coursework is complemented by an exploration of international HRM as well.

A Strong Finish

To conclude your studies, you will prepare an e-portfolio to showcase your learning and reflect on your growth through the program.

Expert Insight

Faculty bring their field-tested knowledge from Fortune 500 companies, government, and the military to enrich your learning with real-world perspective.


APU’s bachelor of human resource management aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s core curriculum. Successful completion of a SHRM-aligned program constitutes one element of eligibility toward taking SHRM’s Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.

Beyond the Classroom

Network with fellow students and professionals interested in advancing the human resource profession. You have the option of joining the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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