What Degrees Qualify as HR-Related?
BACHELOR’S: HR-related degrees may include but are not limited to the following: BA or BS in HRM, BA or BS in Management with a concentration in HR, BA or BS in Business Administration with a concentration in HRM, Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in HR, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, Management and Leadership.
GRADUATE: HR-related degrees may include but are not limited to the following: MA in Human Resource Management (HRM), MS in Human Resources (HR), MA or MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA in Management (MAM) with an HR concentration, MBA with a concentration in HRM, Organizational Leadership or Leadership Development with an HR concentration, Human Capital Development, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, Industrial Relations.
LESS THAN A BACHELOR’S DEGREE
- ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE: Applicants with less than a bachelor’s degree may have HR-related associate’s degrees that may include, but are not limited to the following: Associate—HR Specialist; Associate—Business: HR Management; Associate—HR Administration.
- CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Applicants with less than a bachelor’s degree may complete an HR certificate program from an accredited institution consisting of six to eight courses that cover the fundamentals of HR (i.e., Principles of HRM, Compensation & Benefits, Organizational Development, Recruitment & Selection, Employment Law, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management). A qualifying certificate program typically lasts 18 months.
No Prior Experience or Education in HR? No Problem….