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Associate Degree in Human Resources Management

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Career Outlook and Growth

Looking for a career that provides job stability combined with growth opportunities? A career in human resources provides both. With an Associate Degree from Bryan University in Human Resources Management, you’ll gain a specialized skillset that will help set you apart in the marketplace.

Expanding Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for Human Resources Assistants and Payroll Clerks are expected to add over 25,000 industry job openings in the United States through the year 2029.1

Earning your degree now means you’ll be prepared for the jobs of the future.

Attractive Careers

As a graduate of the Bryan University Human Resources Management program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to be job-ready for career opportunities2 such as:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Assistant Recruiter
  • Benefits Assistant
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Operations Manager

Diverse Employers

You’ll lead a rewarding career in employment settings such as:

  • Business consulting groups
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Manufacturing and production facilities
  • Small to large businesses
  • Non-profit enterprises
  • Service industries
  • Retailers
  • Self-employed

Program Overview

Valuable Skills that Employers Need

In today’s business environment, college graduates must be equipped with the right technology skills and human resources knowledge. As a Bryan University Human Resources Management student, you’ll be ready to advance your career by learning from curriculum aligned with employers’ needs and by building a solid foundation of skills such as:

  • Human resources management
  • Performance management
  • Employee training and development
  • Employee relations
  • Employee compensation, payroll, and benefits
  • Workplace technologies such as Microsoft Office©
  • Leadership and management
  • Accounting and financial statements
  • Marketing
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking
  • Communications
  • Ethics

Unrivaled Benefits for You and Specialized Certifications – Included in Tuition

As a Bryan University student, you’ll have the opportunity to earn certifications that are included in your program at no extra charge and will help build your resume and establish your credibility in the marketplace, including:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Certification for the Associate Professional in Human Resources© (aPHR©) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

Bryan also provides you several valuable benefits:

  • Electronic books and courseware, included in tuition
  • Learning technology that helps you build skills faster and retain more knowledge
  • Real-world experiences using simulated work environments
  • A mastery-based learning environment that allows you to improve grades by retaking assignments based on instructor feedback
  • Peer mentors, tutors, and success coaches who provide encouragement, guidance, and insight
  • Live, interactive online events such as industry speakers, faculty mentoring sessions, and helpful workshops that are all recorded in case you miss the event and need to watch it later

Attend from the Comfort of Home – 100% Online

At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smart phone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community who will provide support and celebrate your success along the way. You’ll not only develop friends and colleagues, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.

Earn While You Learn: Dual Enrollment Available

You can enroll in the Business Administration Undergraduate Certificate and the Associate Degree in Human Resources Management concurrently. This means once you complete your certificate, you can get to work sooner while completing your associate degree. Once you complete your associate degree, you may also consider pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. If you have prior college credit, or you have already completed an associate degree at another institution, we will accept as many credits as possible (and potentially your entire associate degree) to help accelerate your Bryan program.


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition. Also, see https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-4161.00 and https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3051.00. Sites visited on 1/15/2021.

2Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

Program Details

Why We're Different: Students Come First

Tuition Lock Guarantee

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.

Job Search Assistance

We provide students job search assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Electronic Books & Courseware Included

We provide easy access to all your electronic textbooks and courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.