Human Resources

The Human Resources major at Avila

Get a leg up in one of the most in-demand fields in Kansas City with Avila’s bachelor of art degree in Human Resources. In this online human resources degree, you’ll learn from HR professionals. Benefit from their networks. One of the top human resources degree programs in the city, you’ll enter the job market with the skills and know-how to help employers manage and develop top 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 

You can do this: Fully online Human Resources degree program

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. 

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At Avila we understand that learning takes place outside the classroom. Through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) you can earn college credit through transfer, prior learning portfolio, correspondence, military service, and standardized tests. To get credit for what you already know, see our page on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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EARN YOUR DEGREE AT THE SPEED OF LIFE. Avila’s human resources degree program is tailored to today’s working adults, parents, and caregivers.
Estimated 2021-2022 costs before financial aid
Adult Student Undergraduate Tuition =  $468 / credit hour
(Books and class materials are your responsibility in all Adult undergraduate programs.)
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Avila Human Resources B.A. graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • HR managers
  • Office managers
  • Training and Development officers

Avila Human Resources B.A. graduates choose to work in a variety of areas:

  • Corporate Human Relations Departments
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Non-profit Organizations

Learning Commons

Located in the Hooley-Bundschu Library, this cutting-edge space is complete with flexible study areas, meeting rooms, and the latest technology. Dedicated lounge areas and access to our substantive on-site holdings mean you don’t have to compromise while you’re studying for that next exam.


Avila University Institute for Professional Studies, Foyle Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145

Ryan Meyer, Adult & Grad Admission Representative
P: 816-501-2955 / E:

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