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

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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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The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Click here to learn more.

Total credit hours for program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $379

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,370

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $45,480

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education: 39 Total Credit Hours

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

Business Core: 42 Total Credit Hours

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

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:

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

Open Electives: 9 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

Admission Requirements

Students in good standing may apply for admission to the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Students transferring from another institution must also meet university transfer admission requirements. Application forms are available in Suite 2000 Business Education Complex or online ( Students who are denied admission may reapply for admission in a subsequent semester.

Students are eligible for admission to the E. J. Ourso College of Business once they have successfully completed the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of university coursework (to include 12 hours of coursework with a program supported at the LSU A&M campus of which at least 9 hours must be from the E. J. Ourso College of Business).
  • Complete the Pre-Business Core classes (ENGL 1001, MATH 1021 and MATH 1431, ECON 2000, ISDS 1102, and ACCT 2001) with a “C” or better in each course. Students who place or test out of any of the Pre-Business Core classes will be given credit for successfully completing those classes.

Students majoring in general business must meet the following GPA requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major:

  • A minimum 2.6 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 2.6 cumulative LSU GPA
  • A minimum 2.3 business GPA
  • A minimum 2.3 LSU business GPA
Career Opportunities
  • human resources manager
  • employee relations manager
  • compensation or benefit analyst/manager
  • human resource information systems manager
  • labor relations manager

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