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Human Resource Management, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , PA,
Organizations increasingly are hiring well-trained HR professionals to recruit, develop, manage, and retain their most valuable business asset - their human talent. 


The Fox Human Resource Management (HRM) major prepares students for careers in human resource (HR) management and recognizes the necessity of creating synergies between the human and business side to enhance an organization’s productivity, reputation, and sustainable profits. The Fox HRM major prepares graduates to be leaders and specialists in the areas of 1) talent recruitment and retention, 2) training and development, 3) compensation & benefits, 4) performance management, 5) labor relations and 6) compliance with local, state and federal employment laws and policies.

Typical first jobs for Human Resource Management majors include HR generalist, corporate recruiter, employee relations specialist, compensation analyst, corporate trainer, and management trainee. Typical jobs held five-ten years out include HR director, staffing manager, compensation manager, training manager, and employee relations director.

Human Resource Management majors are expected to be active in Temple's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (TUSHRM). Guest speakers, networking events, internships and co-ops, annual HRM awards banquet, and other career development activities are just a few benefits of joining. There are two student SHRM chapters, one at Main Campus and the other at Ambler.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple University is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Temple University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Human Resource Management and Public Policy
  • Organizational Staffing and Career Management 1

  • Power, Influence and Negotiation 2
  • Leading People at Work 2
  • Communicating in Organizations 2
  • Leadership in the 21st Century 2
  • Sustainable Organizational Leadership
  • HR Metrics: Using Data, Scorecards and Dashboards to Drive Business Performance
  • Labor Relations: Strategy and Practice
  • HR on the Ground
  • Co-op Experience in Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Official High School and/or University transcripts with English translations: Your application needs to include all official and original academic records from each secondary school and college or university you’ve attended.
Standardized Tests:
Freshman Applicants: All first-year applicants are required to submit the results of at least one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE.
Transfer Applicants: Transfer students should submit either the TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 
          -  The applicant has successfully completed English composition at a US accredited
             college or university.
          -  English is the applicant's native language.
The required English Proficiency for non-native speakers is as follows: 
          -  TOEFL: 79 
          -  IELTS: 6.0
          -  PTE: 53
Please note that certain majors, including those within the Fox School of Business will require a higher level of proficiency, as follows:
         -  TOEFL: 84
         -  IELTS: 6.5
         -  PTE: 56
Those with language test scores below the required level are still encouraged to apply. Students who need further English language instruction may be eligible for Provisional or Conditional admission offers including the Access Temple Program.
Recommendation LettersAt least one recommendation letter is required of all freshman applicants. It's best to select people such as teachers, counselors, and other academic officials who can describe your talents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34224 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34224 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    19704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19704 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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