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Whether you're just starting out in the field of human resources or ready to advance your career, Penn State's renowned School of Labor and Employment Relations within the College of the Liberal Arts offers online certificates and degrees through Penn State World Campus that can help you gain the expertise you need to succeed.

Best Online Programs Bachelors

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Ranked in the top ten for online bachelor's degrees by U.S. News & World Report.

Graduate Programs

Human Resources and Employment Relations (Master of Professional Studies)
Benefit from the valuable resources and expertise of Penn State’s well-respected School of Labor and Employment Relations as you learn to factor human resources into the strategic plans of organizations. This program balances advanced theory with practical knowledge that you can use right away in your career.
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International Human Resources and Employment Relations (Graduate Certificate)
Explore differences in culture, policies, practices, and perspectives as they apply to human resources and employment relations within multinational organizations. The skills learned in this program can make you a valuable asset to companies competing in the increasingly global business landscape.
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Undergraduate Programs

Labor and Employment Relations (Associate in Science)
Develop a practical skill set that is applicable to virtually any industry. This associate degree can build your knowledge of human resources economics, law, sociology, and employment relations to help you excel in your current role or transition to a new career.
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Labor and Employment Relations (Bachelor of Arts)
Build a solid foundation in human resources, labor, and employment relations while focusing on humanities and social sciences. This program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in organizational culture, workforce diversity, labor relations, and other human resources areas.
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Labor and Employment Relations (Bachelor of Science)
Prepare for the quantitative aspects of a career in human resources with course electives in management, communications, and accounting. This degree can prepare you for work in staffing, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and other HR roles.
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Labor Studies and Employment Relations (Undergraduate Certificate)
Build a foundation in human resources, with a particular emphasis on related policies and legal issues.
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Organizational Leadership (Bachelor of Arts)
Explore leadership in businesses and organizations from a humanistic perspective. The course work in this program is focused on the social sciences and humanities. If you'd like to focus on the operational perspective of leadership, you may be interested in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership.
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Organizational Leadership (Bachelor of Science)
Explore leadership from a social-scientific and operational perspective. Students who want a stronger focus on the humanistic approach to leadership may be interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership.
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According to research at Glassdoor, 4 of the top 50 best jobs on America are in the HRER field

Human Resource Manager

Corporate Recruiter

Employee Engagement Manager

Human Resource Generalist

Rankings by Glassdoor https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm