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Management Department

Human Resource Management

Meet Your Major: Human Resource Management

Designed to manage an organization’s most valuable asset — its people — human resource management spans topics like training and development; benefits design; personnel policies and procedures; labor relations; and recruitment.

In this focused concentration, you’ll learn how to maximize employee performance and productivity to meet corporate objectives.

What You’ll Learn

By specializing in human resource management, you will:

  • Explore labor laws and diversity issues and their role in creating a safe and compliant working environment.
  • Learn to evaluate workplace behavior and professional performance.
  • Gain an understanding of training and development programs that drive employee loyalty.
  • Examine compensation, benefits and reward programs that are designed to attract and retain top talent.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in semester-long internships. It’s your chance to get real-world experience in a variety of human-resource roles at places like Eaton Vance and MFA.

Career Options 

By completing a curriculum that fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Template,” you’ll be prepared for a career in human-resource management. Positions may include:

  • Compensation and benefits analyst
  • Human resources generalist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Training and development associate

What You’ll Take

In addition to the business administration core course requirements, you must also complete the following human-resource management courses:

MGT 3310

Organizational Behavior

MGT 3320

Employment Law and Labor Relations

MGT 3325

Ethics and Social Responsibility

MGT 3351

Human Resource Management

MGT 3360

Advanced Human Resource Management