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Human Resource Management BS

Major in human resource management

The human resource management (HRM) program prepares students to recruit, train, and develop employees, and implement programs and processes to retain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The HRM degree program helps students build the knowledge and skills to successfully manage the people-related practices within organizations. The knowledge acquired in finance, accounting, marketing, management, and operations supplements the HRM program by providing students with the range of business skills and knowledge necessary to work within or run a successful businesses and thrive in the modern workplace.

Human resource professionals ensure organizational success through acquisition and development of a productive and thriving workforce, and help create a supportive and inclusive working environment through the development of compensation and benefits packages, incentive programs, and health and safety initiatives.

You'll complete a total of 120 credit hours, consisting of business foundation, human resource, and University Studies courses, which expose you to an array of disciplines and experiences.

You will complete the following 6 core courses in human resources:

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Relations and Labor Relations 
  • Employee Training and Development 
  • Staffing, Recruiting and Performance Management 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Our curriculum prepares you for responsible roles close to the action, such as: 

  • Recruitment manager
  • Benefits administrator 
  • Employee relations manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resources generalist
  • Operations supervisor
Sandy McConnell with her dog Homer
Sandy McConnell '97

Veteran, entrepreneur, and Charlton College of Business alum teaches dogs to positively impact human lives

  • Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
  • Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
  • Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
  • University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills

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