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Bachelor in Human Resource Management

Portland State University’s comprehensive HR curriculum provides you with the strategic knowledge, technical skills, and practical experience to improve an organization’s operational performance. The Business (Concentration in Human Resource Management) program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, March, June, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Given our location in the thriving business district in downtown Portland, it should come as no surprise that a significant part of our program involves connecting to business and to the Portland human resource community. HRMA’s numerous regional and national awards consistently highlight the quality of our students, faculty, and curriculum and show employers and the business community how successful the program and its students are.

Research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that the three biggest challenges facing human resource (HR) executives over the next 10 years are retaining and rewarding the best employees (59% of HR professionals note this), developing the next generation of corporate leaders (52%), and creating a corporate culture that attracts the best employees to organizations (36%).

The Human Resource Management Curriculum

The Business (Concentration in Human Resource Management) program at Portland State University is based on theory interwoven with practice, so students gain a strong core understanding of the fundamentals, strategies, and technical skills needed to thoughtfully execute modern human resource tasks.

As companies integrate a strategic approach into the HR field, they are looking for fearless leaders to maintain their integrity and strengthen the work culture of their business. Our classes are structured to equip you for challenges in both small and large companies, and since students are tasked to develop comprehensive HR programs, you will graduate with real world knowledge ready to apply to your position.

Your Career

Companies both big and small across all industries are in need of knowledgeable, effective, and strategic human resource leaders. Our Human Resource Management program provides you with practical experience that employers seek in HR candidates. The business community is waiting for you so join PSU’s major in Human Resource Management.


Courses Included

  • Human Resource Management
  • Reward Systems and Performance Management
  • Staffing and Employee Selection
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Collective Bargaining/Labor Relations
  • Human Resources Information & Technology
  • Training and Development
  • HRM Internships & Practicums
  • Human Resource Information Systems & People Analytics