Program Goals and Outcomes

Human resources associate degree program goals and outcomes

The online human resources associate degree can help prepare students to work in a variety of entry-level human resources roles including HR assistant, benefits assistant, payroll assistant, and more. Additionally, credits earned through completion of the associate degree may be transferrable to our online Business Management Bachelor's Degree.

Human Resources Management

Associate Degree 16-24 mo As low as $60/mo
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Program Goal

To prepare students for entry-level employment in human resources management and provide a foundation for further training.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrate computer and information literacy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas and the need for collaboration among the different functions.
  • Discuss the management function and its application to the business organization.
  • Understand the steps of the accounting cycle and utilize financial document information as a management planning tool.
  • Discuss and apply ethical and legal standards to the business environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of economics and the business economy.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of human resources as they relate to the business environment.
  • Describe the basic components, development, implementation, and maintenance of a total compensation package.
  • Describe the legally required social insurance programs for employees in the United States, the difference between group and individual insurance, and the requirements for qualified pension plans.
  • Discuss the interaction between organized labor unions and company management pertaining to rights and responsibilities, negotiations, and collective bargaining.
  • Explain accepted theories regarding training and the management of the training function in organizations; identify successful and unsuccessful training practices.

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