48 months
31712 USD/year
31712 USD/year
12432 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Business Administration - Human Resource Management major at Colorado State University is designed to develop in students a comprehensive knowledge of human resource (HR) management along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, effective, and legally defensible HR practices in contemporary business organizations. 

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Human resource professionals operate in a dynamic and changing world, managing the organization’s relationship with its employees. They develop and manage people, practices, and policies to ensure that they produce employee attitudes, skills, behaviors, and performance that companies need to achieve their strategic goals. They are commonly responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing, evaluating performance, compensating, providing benefits, counseling, and terminating employees. 

HR Professionals are employed in every industry and are an essential partner in an organization’s strategic vision for the future and for ensuring the right people are in place. It is essential that an HR professional learn and master key knowledge, skills, and abilities including critical thinking, confidentiality, change management, communication, negotiation and conflict management, business acumen, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and fairness. In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a concentration in Human Resource Management includes the College of Business Core and various management electives that allow the student to structure a program around his or her educational and/or career interests.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Administration - Human Resource Management major at Colorado State University  will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level HR positions in preparation for pursuing careers in a wide variety of organizations and industries
  • Knowledge and skills to develop and implement HR practices in a strategic, legal, and ethical manner
  • Understanding of HR’s role in the efficient and effective operations of organizations and their human resources
  • The ability to create and manage HR practices that respect and encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Potential Occupations

Some examples include, but are not limited to the following: Compensation Analyst, Employee Benefits Manager, Employee Relations Manager, Health & Safety Manager, Human Resource Assistant, Human Resource Consultant, HR Information Systems Manager, HR Metrics Analyst, Human Resource Manager, Job Analyst, Labor Relations Specialist, Orientation Specialist, Recruiter, Training and Development Specialist, Wellness Program Administrator, Workforce Planning Specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics in Contemporary Organizations
  • Business Writing and Communication
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics With Business Applications
  • Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
  • Business Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
    • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
    • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
    • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12432 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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