Girard School of Business

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Concentration

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 the human resource management 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 gain 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

Courses You’ll Take

You will complete both the business administration major curriculum requirements and the human resource management concentration requirements listed below.