Human resource management student Human resource mangement faculty member Students listening in class
Human resources is about managing relationships within an organization.

Practitioners are employed in every industry and are essential to an organization’s strategic vision by ensuring the right people are in place. HR professionals develop and manage people, practices, and policies to help shape employee attitudes, skills, behaviors, and performance. They often recruit, hire, train, and evaluate performance.

Download the Human Resource Management information sheet

Career Opportunities

Compensation analyst

Employee benefits manager

Employee relations manager

Equal employment manager

Health and safety manager

Human resource assistant

Human resource consultant

HR info systems manager

HR metrics analyst

Human resource manager

International HR manager


Job analyst

Labor relations specialist


Orientation specialist


Selection specialist

Training/development specialist

Wellness program administrator

Workforce planning specialist

Learn by Doing

She learned that human resources jobs can be fulfilling, motivating, and dynamic.

Human resource management student

Academic Programs

The human resource (HR) management concentration helps you develop a wide-range of knowledge of HR management along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, effective, and legally defensible HR practices in contemporary business organizations.



You may want to earn a certificate when you're looking to expand your program of study without having to add a full concentration. You may choose our managing human resources certificate or other business certificates to supplement your major and make you more marketable.