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Are you a “people person” who is organized and detail-oriented? Would you like to be an advocate for employees, as well as a liaison between them and the company’s stakeholders? If so, human resource management might be the career for you!

With Athens State University’s online program in human resource management, you’ll study the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization’s most valued assets – the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Human resource professionals manage many issues related to employees, such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training.

Enhance your leadership abilities, grow your people skills, and increase your value as a business professional while serving as a key component in organizational success with a career in human resources!

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Ranked 7th best online bachelor’s degree program in human resources in the nation in 2019 (The Best Schools)

Ranked top 10 best value in the nation for online degrees in 2018 (AffordableColleges)

This program is delivered 100% online

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Why Choose Athens State University?

If you have existing college credit, Athens State is the perfect solution to finish what you started!

Personalized Support

Earn an online degree from an institution with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you get personalized attention and support all along the way

Incredible Value

As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for your investment

Completion College

As an upper-division institution, your goal is our goal – we focus on helping you finish what you started, advance your career, and meet your personal goals

Expert Faculty

Learn from the best and brightest – faculty members who know what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in a competitive job market

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Athens State University was founded in 1822, making it the oldest continuously-operated institute of higher learning in the state of Alabama. Offering over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options, in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible, and high-quality options for all learners.

Athens State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Classes Begin:
May 18, 2020

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300 N. Beaty Street | Athens, Alabama 35611
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Late Registration Ends:
May 26, 2020