Top Online Colleges for Human Resources

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Professionals and other nontraditional students interested in pursuing human resources degrees don’t overcome the logistical challenges in studying on campus; Instead, they can continue their studies human resources at colleges and universities online. Online Education database (Microedu) ranks the top accredited online colleges and universities offering human resources courses and human resource management degrees.

Nova Southeastern University
Microedu ranks Nova Southeastern University, a private research institution in Broward County, Florida, as the top online institution of higher education in the United States in 2009. The University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of colleges and schools offer a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a management graduate human resource program.

Students in the bachelor’s degree must complete 120 credit hours, including 24 in such key areas as human resources, organizational theory, business management and business communications. Students in the master’s degree must complete 43 credit hours of graduate-level courses in several key areas, including advanced organizational development, employee relations and consulting organization.

Nova Southeastern centralized management system provides asynchronous (archived) lectures, so that the students can login and learn at their convenience.

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University, a private school with a small campus in Fayette, Iowa, offers an online human resources bachelor’s degree program and carries accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of colleges and schools. Microedu ranks Upper Iowa as the fourth-best online college, as 2009.

Students must complete 120 credit hours, of which half of them are dedicated to business and management training courses in areas such as industrial relations, human resource management and industrial production psychologies. Upper Iowa offers courses on a web-based platform that delivers asynchronous lectures. Students also have online access to assignments, readings, research resources and support.

Upper Iowa University
605 Washington St.
Fayette, IA, 52142

Western Governors University

Governors in 19 States founded the Western Governors University, a public, accredited online institution. Microedu rates Western Governors as the ninth-best online institution of higher education in the United States, which in 2009.

The school offers an undergraduate degree in human resources is based on competence rather than a set number of credit hours. Students must demonstrate mastery of a portfolio of skills and knowledge bases in human resources, business ethics, finance, and organizational leadership. People with professional human resources experience can demonstrate mastery of skills and skip unnecessary courses.

The school provides online access to lectures, teaching material and academic mentoring via a web-based system that teaches the skills and knowledge to the students master.

Western Governors University
3 MacArthur Place
Santa Ana, CA 92707