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BA Human Resource Management

If you’re a strategic thinker who likes working with and supporting people, the Human Resource Management degree at Portland State University might be the ideal fit.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $639 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended / Online

Whether you’re a full-time student, working professional, military veteran or transfer student, the Human Resource Management degree at Portland State University you with first-rate career preparation via in person or online course formats. You’ll acquire practical, highly marketable skills and workplace experience, earning an HR management degree from one of the nation’s best-known sources of HR talent.


Organizations of every size, in every industry (including nonprofits and government employers), need HR management professionals to recruit, train, manage, retain and optimize their workforce.

You may start or accelerate your HR management career in an area such as:

  • General HR management
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Training HR analytics
  • Performance management
  • Leadership development
  • HR information systems
  • Labor relations
  • Organizational culture
  • Change management
  • Employee rewards and compensation

Courses Included

  • Human Resource Management
  • Reward Systems and Performance Management
  • Staffing and Employee Selection
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Human Resources Information Technology & People Analytics