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Why Major in Human Resource Management (HR)?

Human Resource Management enables students to understand and develop human capital as a strategic competitive advantage through recruiting, selection, training, performance management, and compensation. HRM begins with the premise that people are a firm’s most important resource and that the management of this critical resource ultimately determines the degree of success of the organization.   Our program is unique because it aligns directly with the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) curriculum meaning that students can apply for the SHRM-CP (certified professional) exam upon graduation. 

$47K
AVERAGE SALARY OFFER OF
OUR HUMAN RESOURCE UNDERGRADS

100%
OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
RECEIVED INTERNSHIPS IN 2016

29:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
(0 STUDENT INSTRUCTORS)

100%
JOB PLACEMENT OF OUR HR
GRADUATES IN 2016

 

 

HR CAREERS
 

Corporate Trainer Career

 

Where there are employees, there should be HR professionals!  HR professionals work in a variety of industries and jobs such as these:

  • Human resource director
  • Staffing specialist
  • Recruiting specialist
  • Corporate trainer
  • Training and development manager
  • Job design specialist
  • Corporate manager
  • Management consultant

 

Explore Fascinating HR Careers

HR STUDENTS

Noor, Human Resources '17

 

Students that study human resources often have several traits in common.  Many are naturally people-people, are technology savvy, trustworthy, solutions-oriented, and master time efficiency.   

Meet Noor.  One-on-one discussions with professors helped her determine her career path;  "Getting to talk to the professors a lot more here at the Goddard School, they inspired me to go into human resource management because of my love for working with people, training and development, watching them grow, motivating individuals, so I thought HR would be a really good fit."  (read Noor's full story)

 

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration, Human
Resource Management
Emphasis

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C or higher in Math 1050
C or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Human Resource Management
Emphasis, Business Administration (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Leadership and Group Effectiveness (MGMT 4300)
  • Advanced Organizational Behavior (MGMT 4400)
  • Employment and Labor Law (MGMT 3350)
  • Staffing Organizations (MGMT 4320)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

  • Advanced organizational behavior
  • Training and development
  • Negotiations
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Employment and labor law
  • Organizational recruitment and staffing

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Major

 

OUR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

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