Undergraduate Degrees

Online Business Administration in
Human Resources and Risk Management

Apply By: 9/30/2020

Classes Start: 10/5/2020

Program Overview

Earn Your Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources and Risk Management,
100% Online

Does your head for business lean toward the human element of the company, the staff behind an organization’s success? Ready to get your career moving with specialized human resources (HR) knowledge to create your niche? 

If you are looking for a flexible, online degree to jumpstart or advance your HR career, and/or gain deeper insight into HR and/or risk management – you have come to the right university. From recruiting top talent to workforce development to helping companies mitigate employee risks, this is a highly essential (and valued!) area within nearly all mid- to large-sized companies. Wherever you might be on your career trajectory, Peru State College Online’s bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an option in human resources and risk management, can lead to a world of new opportunities in this booming field. 

Sought-after skills
Moving forward, you’ll thrive in a field that has never been more significant than now. Armed with critical, in-demand skills, you will gain the attention of potential employers looking for top HR professionals. And as companies worldwide fine-tune their internal and external business practices, earning your Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources and Risk Management will allow you to perform at your best, and help your employer and its employees succeed.  

Impressive distinctions
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Peru State College ensures the utmost quality across all of our online degrees. But what makes our online human resources and risk management option even more appealing are our premium flexibility, expert faculty, renowned high value, and an engaged online community you can count on for support

With deep, 150-year roots, Peru State College has been offering online programs for more than 20 years. And today, our expertise online adds up to a smooth educational journey for you, from enrollment through graduation.It’s time to turn goals into action. Welcome to Peru State College Online, where you can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources and Risk Management designed expertly for you.

Nationally Recognized For Affordability
22:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
Generous Transfer Policy
(Up To 90 Credit Hours)

Empowering Education, Expert Faculty

At Peru State College Online, all courses throughout the 120-credit-hour Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources and Risk Management program are taught by faculty with real-world, hands-on experience in HR administration, conflict resolution and mediation. 

They possess an in-depth understanding of practical and theoretical HR issues in both the public and private sectors, and make it their priority to stay on top of current trends, emerging best practices and any new HR regulations. Through continually refreshed, robust curriculum, you are ensured solid knowledge essential to launching or enhancing your career in this rewarding field. 

Rest assured, your instructors are experts in online teaching, as well, and strive for a smooth, interactive experience for you and your classmates. By keeping the online classroom smaller than you would typically find with a physical campus, the faculty is able to respond quicker, and focus on meaningful interaction with students one-on-one and as a group.

Our online testing practices are also quality-designed to help you perform at your best, with proctored exams giving way to a more personalized, less stressful experience.

Getting excited about your degree path with us? Our HR and Risk Management option assures quality online education to accelerate your success.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Through this program, you can anticipate the following learning goals and outcomes:

  1. Explain and apply important concepts related to the administration of business. You will be able to:
    1. Describe basic concepts in each major functional area of business, including economics, accounting, finance, law, marketing, production operations, organizational behavior, global issues, information management and strategic policy
    2. Apply business concepts and theories to business situations
  2. Use appropriate technological and quantitative tools to make and support evidence-based reasoning. You will be able to:
    1. Collect and interpret data that is relevant to the administration of business from a variety of systems and data structures
    2. Create accurate and useful quantitative documents and reports
    3. Analyze data to discover meaningful anomalies and trends
  3. Express yourself competently and persuasively in written and verbal forms. You will be able to:
    1. Write well-organized and grammatically correct business documents
    2. Design and make effective oral presentations using presentation software
  4. Assume a leadership role and solve complex organizational problems. You will be able to:
    1. Identify a business problem or opportunity, assess the dynamic business environment, research historical and best practices, and formulate a variety of possible recommendations
    2. Evaluate business recommendations using global perspectives and giving due consideration to ethical principles

Transfer Credits

Credit for Experience You Already Have

We make it easy to transfer to Peru State College Online. With nearly 80% of our students transferring in, we’re glad to evaluate all possibilities to make the most of knowledge you’ve gained elsewhere.

  • Prior college coursework
  • Corporate and military training
  • Even life and work experience

It all adds up to maximum transfer credit, and minimal time and tuition to graduation and the new life waiting, for you.

Up to 90* credit hours are accepted from an accredited college
or up to 66 from a community, vocational or tech college.
You could start at Peru State College Online already 75% finished with your online program!

Tuition

Low Tuition, Top-Value Education

$299

Per credit hour

One Rate

For any state

Free Application

No other per-credit hour fees

At Peru State College Online, we take it all seriously – including your education investment. Our students work hard on their education, so we do our part to make it as affordable as possible. Peru State’s approach of hiqh quality at a competitive cost works well for both you and us, earning our college the distinction of being a Top ROI, Best Buy and Best Value.

What’s our secret? No surprises here …

  • At a lean $299 per credit hour, our low, “one-rate, any-state” tuition simplifies things, with no other per-credit-hour fees to worry about.
  • Other cost-friendly options are available, too, like transfer credit, financial aid, and corporate or military tuition assistance, if applicable to you.
  • Finally, it’s free to apply.

Less financial stress for you, enormous pride for us. Ready to make the most out of your education dollars? At Peru State College Online, you’ll find transformative education offered affordably, for you.

Academic Support

An Engaged Online Community

With no physical boundaries, Peru State College’s rich tradition of community on campus easily extends to our family online. You will immediately feel welcome among our circle of faculty, staff and distance learners like you.

  • Our knowledgeable instructors are experts in teaching online. Easily accessible, they include 1:1 faculty interaction, discussion boards and video conferencing as part of your experience.
  • You’ll advance alongside others with similar aspirations, and benefit from knowledge sharing and motivating mutual support.
  • Free online tutoring and career services are just a few bonus features that help keep your eye on the prize.
  • And to help ensure a top-notch educational journey, your student advisor will be by your side, offering encouragement and keeping you right on track to graduation.

Admissions

Simple, Clear Application Process

Whether you’d like a little help from us or prefer to get started on your own, your journey at Peru State College Online begins with a smooth — and FREE — application process.

  • STEP ONE. Complete the Application for Admission (FREE)
  • STEP TWO. Request your official high school and, if applicable, college transcripts (not required if you are transferring from Chadron State College or Wayne State College)

We promise a speedy response to your application, averaging about 24 hours to process. From there, we’ll work together to enroll and get you moving toward your graduation goal ahead.

The education, support and experiences provided by Peru State have forever changed my life for the better.

R. Mills, Alum

Courses

Flexible, Quality Learning

At Peru State College Online, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how flexible quality learning can be. All courses are intentionally designed for online learning, and our 120-credit-hour online Bachelor of Business Administration – HR and Risk Management can be safely accomplished wherever and whenever is best for you. 

  • Eight- and 16-week courses 
  • Multiple starts throughout the year
  • Easy Blackboard navigation  
  • No set daily login times
General Studies Requirements

All Business majors must complete these courses as part of their General Studies requirements.

BUS 201 Organizational Communications (3 Credit Hours)

Students study communication foundations, the writing process, and communicating through letters, memoranda, and e-mail messages. The culminating activity permits students to understand the report process and research methods, manage data and use graphics, and organize and prepare reports and proposals for the design and delivery of business presentations.

CMIS 101 Information Systems Concepts and Applications (3 Credit Hours)

This course is an introduction to basic computer concepts and Windows-based spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software currently used in industry. Development of problem-solving and proficiency using selected commercial software packages is stressed.

ECON 221 Principles Of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)

Consideration is given to the microeconomic concepts of wages, interest, rent and profits, personal distribution of income, consumption, monopolies, agriculture, government taxation and expenditures, international trade and comparative economic structures.

ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)

This course presents elementary concepts of macroeconomics with an emphasis on equilibrium analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, developmental economics, and comparative economic systems.

MATH 112 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)

This course is for students who specifically need algebra in certain pre- professional programs. It covers algebraic principles and processes and is not to be taken for credit by students who have completed Math 113 or Math 120.

ACT Math 17 or greater, SAT 530 or greater or Math 100

STAT 210 Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

A study of the methods of summarizing and interpreting data, elementary probability, and its relation to distributions. The meanings, importance, and application of the normal and binomial distributions and the methods of random sampling, testing of hypotheses, analysis of paired data, and interpretation of standardized test scores are covered. Students work on independent research projects to gain first- hand experience with the issues of the course.

Business Core Requirements

You must complete the following requirements in addition to the General Studies requirements. No grade lower than “C-” will satisfy major requirements.

BUS 214 Introduction to Business Quantitative Methods (3 Credit Hours)

This course introduces basic business quantitative concepts to students. Basic business math, banking practices, trade discounts, markups and markdowns, breakeven analysis, payroll, credit installment purchases, mortgage finance vs. refinance, simple and compound interest calculations, annuities and sinking funds, interpretation of financial reports, depreciation, inventory, taxation, insurance, and an understanding of the elements of the stock market are included in the course. Students are introduced to basic business statistics and the used of advanced Excel in the course.

Prerequisites: Information Systems Concepts and Applications

BUS 231 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)

Students are introduced to accounting as an information system that provides reports to stakeholders about the economic activities and condition of a business. Students learn about the complete accounting cycle, accounting systems and internal controls, and balance sheet accounts cash, receivables, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, and current liabilities.

BUS 232 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)

Students continue their preparation in accounting by studying the accounting process for a corporation – organization, capital stock transactions, and dividends; income and taxes, stockholders’ equity, and investments in stocks; and bonds payable and investments in bonds. Other topics studied are: statement of cash flows, financial statements and analysis, managerial accounting and job order cost systems, process cost systems, cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis, and budgeting and performance evaluation using variances from standard costs.

Prerequisites: Principles of Financial Accounting

BUS 251 Legal Environment and Contract Law (3 Credit Hours)

This course examines the sources and origins of law and the legal system, legal processes, and fundamental legal principles, with an emphasis on the obligations of parties to a contract.

BUS 328 Principles of Marketing (3 Credit Hours)

Students learn the buying, selling, transporting, and storing functions involved in marketing, with an introduction to retailing, wholesaling, and marketing management.

BUS 335 Production/Operations Management (3 Credit Hours)

This course explores a wide variety of production and operations management topics. Topics include: operations strategy and competitiveness, product design, process selection, quality management, capacity management, Just-in-Time (JIT) production systems, facility location and layout, supply chain management, operations scheduling, and the production planning process.

Prerequisites Required: BUS 232 and STAT 210 (or MATH 240 or 340)

BUS 339 Business Finance (3 Credit Hours)

Students examine the sources and management of funds used to finance assets. Strategies and tools are presented in the areas of financial analysis and planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, and long- term financing.

Prerequisites: Principles of Managerial Accounting

BUS 373 Organizational Behavior (3 Credit Hours)

This course presents the foundations of the history, theory, and applications of organizational behavior in the areas of personality, stress, motivation, job design, goal setting, learning theory, behavior modification, group behavior, power, leadership, organizational structure, decision-making, and control.

BUS 480 International Business (3 Credit Hours)

Students learn contemporary business and management practices in multi-national market environments with emphasis on cultural, financial, and marketing differences.

BUS 495 Business Policy (3 Credit Hours)

This course requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a firm’s internal and external environments and to apply concepts, theories and analytical models related to the formulation and implementation of business-level and corporate-level strategies through critical thinking and problem solving. The student communicates solutions to case scenarios both in writing and through oral presentations. The influence of other functional areas on strategic thinking emphasizes teaching students the linkage between strategic problems, management interpretations, solutions, and firm performance. This senior level seminar is the capstone experience and senior competency course for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science in Management students and should be taken in the last year of study.

For Seniors Only

CMIS 300 Information Systems Management (3 Credit Hours)

This course introduces concepts of systems management from a business viewpoint and an information systems viewpoint. Students utilize graphical tools including flowcharts to examine business and information systems processes. Fundamental programming concepts are introduced including algorithms, data types, control structures and Boolean logic. An overview of project management including critical path and dependencies is introduced.

Human Resources and Risk Management Option

BUS 331 Risk Management and Insurance (3 Credit Hours)

This course introduces students to the study of risk management and insurance.

BUS 353 Organizational Ethics (3 Credit Hours)

This course applies ethical concepts and principles to moral issues in business: corporate responsibility, discrimination, advertising, competition, whistle-blowing, trade-secrets, multinationals, environment, workers’ rights, government regulation, investment, bribes, product liability, and consumerism.

BUS 380 Human Resources Management (3 Credit Hours)

Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts associated with human resource management and learn how to plan and implement strategies for efficient management of a firm’s most critical resources-employees. Recruiting, selecting, evaluating, developing, and compensating employees is emphasized, while legal issues, managing in a union environment and contemporary issues in human resources management will also be covered.

BUS 381 Employee Training and Development (3 Credit Hours)

This course assists students in the study of corporate training. Topics include: needs assessment, relevant education theories and program design, transfer of training, traditional training methods, use of new technologies in training, and follow-up and evaluation of costs and benefits of training.

BUS 390 Project Management (3 Credit Hours)

This course focuses on concepts, strategies and software associated with project management and the use of project management in the organizational environment.

BUS 460 Employment law (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a comprehensive study of federal and state employment laws and regulations. Students will apply equal employment opportunity concepts to case scenarios and will explore court decisions and regulatory actions relating to human resource functions including hiring, compensating, establishing terms of employment, disciplining and terminating employees. This course will prepare the student to be an effective member of a human resources team with regard to the legal and regulatory environment of employment functions

BUS 461 Compensation and Benefits (3 Credit Hours)

Students will build upon the knowledge learned in BUS 380, Human Resources Management, in understanding how the effective design and administration of total compensation systems assists in recruiting and retaining a highly qualified, motivated and productive workforce. The focus of the course will be total compensation, including direct and indirect systems. Discussion of how organizations evaluate and determine appropriate systems for their business will be included. Topics encompass base pay systems, individual and group bonuses, executive compensation, discretionary benefits, legally required benefits and contemporary strategy compensation challenges.

CMIS 420 Database Development and Programming (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the methods used to store and access data. Database models are developed using various software platforms including the usage of Microsoft Access as a RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool. Other topics include a data security, normalization, and database design for Internet interaction. 

General Studies Outcome: Technology and its application

Careers and Outcomes

Exciting Careers Within Your Reach

With an online Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources and Risk Management to your credit, you can look forward to a rewarding career down the path you choose.

For instance, human resources managers are employed in about every industry, with a median annual wage of $116,720 (May 2019), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job outlook is promising, with 7 percent growth expected by 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to oversee and administer their programs, and ensure adherence to changing and complex employment laws. 

Other examples include training and development managers, who reportedly earned a median annual wage of $113,350 in May 2019.  Job growth in this area is also faster than average, anticipated to be about 8 percent by 2028.

By completing the human resources and risk management program at Peru State College Online, you will be prepared for a number of other careers, too, like:

  • Human Resources Recruiter
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Career Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Representative/Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • And positions in insurance, labor relations, workplace safety and risk management, and training and development

The world is in need of aspiring professionals who want to make a difference in their roles and in the lives of company employees. It’s time to secure your future in the rewarding field of HR. Come to Peru State College Online and discover the human resources and risk management education designed exactly for you.

Job titles and salaries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Accredited
and Respected

Firmly established since 1867, Peru State College has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915.

In support of higher education policy and practice, the university is also a member of the American Council on Education (ACE).

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