Human Capital Management Minor


The University offers an online minor in human capital management that prepares students for a variety of careers in large and small firms as human capital analysts, human resource generalist/specialists, and employment recruiters.

  • The online human capital management minor requires completion of 15 credits for business majors and 18 credits for non-business majors.
  • Courses in the minor introduce students to a multi-level and integrated approach to achieving organizational outcomes through data-driven human capital management decisions and strategies.
  • Students gain skills in developing an integrated talent acquisition, development, and performance management program. In addition, they will gain experience in diagnosing and improving human capital capabilities to achieve competitive advantage
  • Courses are taught by full-time faculty in the Scott College of Business. All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required.


The human capital management minor is open to students in all majors. In addition to completing a minor, students must fulfill the University's requirements for graduation with a bachelor degree, including successful completion of a major.

Note: Individuals who wish to enroll in one (or more) management courses—but do not intend to pursue bachelor degrees—may apply to the University as non-degree students. Registration is on a space available basis. For assistance, contact Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or

Required Courses


Potential careers include the following:

  • HR consultant
  • Human Resources professional
  • Training and development management
  • Benefits manager
  • Compensation analyst
  • Human resources executive (chief HR office or vice president of human resources)
  • HR entrepreneur

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2014 and 2024, the projected increase in the number of HR specialists is five percent. A nine percent increase is projected for HR managers. As of May 2015, compensation and benefits managers earned a mean annual salary of $121,630. HR specialists earned an annual wage of $63,710. Managers earned an average of $117,080 per year.

In addition, the Scott College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.