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Online Bachelor of Science in General Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management

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Application Deadline: June 24, 2024

Summer 2 2024 classes start on July 8, 2024

Put Your Skills to Work with a Bachelor's in General Business

Businesses will continue to grow and retain top talent, so there will always be a need for qualified human resource professionals in the workforce. With the online Bachelor of Science in General Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management, offered through LSU Online and the E. J. Ourso College of Business, students will be able to master the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Students will have the opportunity to learn quantitative and non-quantitative job evaluation methods, as well as gain an in-depth understanding of wage structure, incentive plans, employee compensation issues, and human resource policy implementation at an organization’s strategic level. This degree’s career opportunities include human resources manager, employee relations manager, compensation or benefit analyst/manager, human resource information systems manager, and labor relations manager.

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Cost Online Business Human Resource Management

The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSU degree.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $399

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,970

Total cost with fees: $47,880

LSU Online also offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More

*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Business Human Resource Management

General Education: 39 Total Credit Hours

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1001 English Composition 3
ENGL 2000 English Composition 3
MATH 1021 College Algebra 3
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications 3
General Education course - Arts 3
General Education course - Humanities 9
General Education course - Natural Sciences  9
ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics


Business Core: 42 Total Credit Hours

Course Credit Hours
ISDS 1102: Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors  3
ACCT 2001: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2101: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2035: Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity 3
ISDS 2000: Business Statistics and Analytics I 3
ISDS 2001: Business Statistics and Analytics II 3
ISDS 3115: Introduction to Operations Management  3
ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 3716: Principles of Finance
MGT 3200: Principles of Management
MKT 3401: Principles of Marketing
MGT 3830: Strategic Management
BLAW 3201: Business Law 
GBUS 3061: Business Communication & Professional Development
CMST 2061: Communication for Business and the Professions


Business Electives with One Concentration: 30 Total Credit Hours

Students must take seven junior-level and senior-level business courses (totaling 21 credit hours) with courses from at least four different academic disciplines within the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Students enrolled in the HR Management concentration must choose three of the below electives:

Course Credit Hours
MGT 3320: Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGT 4323: Compensation Administration 3
MGT 4322: Employee Selection and Placement 3
MGT 4321: Human Resource Analytics


Open Electives: 9 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

Admission Requirements Online Business Human Resource Management

First Time Freshman

  • 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
  • LSU is a test-optional institution which means applicants will have the choice to select if they wish to have their ACT or SAT scores considered for admission. Click here to learn more!

Transfer Student General Admission Requirements

  • 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken

*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.

To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES.

Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.

If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.

Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:

Option 1

Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.

Option 2

Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.

For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.

Career Opportunities Online Business Human Resource Management

  • human resources manager
  • employee relations manager
  • compensation or benefit analyst/manager
  • human resource information systems manager
  • labor relations manager

Accreditation Online Business Human Resource Management

The online BS in General Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

What Will I Learn? Online Business Human Resource Management

Students enrolled in our online BS in human resource management program will gain an education that combines business skills with a focus on developing strategies to hire, train, and manage employees.  

Topics covered in this degree include: 

  • The planning and implementation of HR policy at the strategic level of an organization
  • Quantitative and non-quantitative methods of job evaluation; wage level, wage structure, incentive plans; issues of employee compensation
  • Staffing requirements, recruitment strategies, development and validation of selection procedures, classification and placement of employees
  • Application of quantitative methods to contemporary issues and practices in human resources management
  • Role of information technology in business including the development and use of information systems, hardware and software, the strategic impact of IT for businesses and the nature of the IT career
  • Principles and methodologies concerning productivity and quality of manufacturing and service organizations

Why Choose This Program? Online Business Human Resource Management

Why choose LSU’s online Bachelor of Science in General Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management?

LSU’s online human resource management degree provides students with the skills to improve employee-employer relationships. Ultimately, graduates of this bachelor’s program will be able to create strategies for managing a company’s most essential factors-- its people. Our degree is flexible, affordable, and 100% online. We also aim to provide world-class support through our Enrollment and Student Success Coaches.

Comparison Online Business Human Resource Management

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