Institute for Professional Studies

B.A. in Human Resources

This is one of the top human resources programs in Kansas City. With your degree, you’ll enter the job market with the skills and know-how to help employers manage and develop talent. 

You’ll learn to: 

  • Structure compensation for employees 
  • Interpret benefits packages and how they affect organizational processes 
  • Implement schedules for hourly and salaried employees 
  • Design, write and conduct performance appraisals 
  • Master labor relations and employment law 
  • Write a strategic human resources plan 
  • Implement effective human resources within organizations 

The classes in human resources and general education are geared to allow you to progress through the degree program at your own pace. You can break your class schedule into 8-week, on-campus, online, and weekend-intensive formats, beginning several times a year. If life gets in the way of your studies, no problem. You can start, pause, and restart the program whenever you need. 

Careers with a Human Resources Degree 

Job prospects in the Human Resources field vary by position but here are some areas where the job opportunities are growing faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Your B.A. in Human Resources from Avila puts you in the position to succeed in:

  •  Recruiting/Staffing  
  • · Benefits 
  • · Consulting 
  • · Human Resources Technology 
  • · Diversity 
  • · Employee Relations 
  • · Safety & Security 
  • · Labor Relations 
  • · Business Leadership 
  • · Compensation 
  • · Counseling 
  • · Social and Human Services 

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