Students selecting a major in Human Resources Management will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree under the program of study offered by the William G. McGowan School of Business. A minor in Human Resources Management is also available as a part of the William G. McGowan School of Business program of study.
Human Resources Management emphasizes the human side of business, developing and managing the most valuable resource in the work setting - people. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with major in Human Resources Management (HRM) degree prepares students to function as human resource professionals in a variety of settings such as government agencies, health care, financial institutions, and business and industry.
Since the management of human resources involves an understanding of individuals, organizations, and business, the curriculum draws upon several disciplines, including psychology and management. A special feature of the major is the internship in which advanced students work closely with a HRM professional and a faculty member to learn first-hand what opportunities and challenges exist in this rapidly growing field. The career outlook is bright for human resources professionals. For the graduating student, entry-level positions with solid starting salaries and advancement opportunities exist in such occupations as human relations, training and development, human resources management, labor relations, employee recruitment and selection, and compensation and benefits.
In addition, the major prepares students wishing to pursue graduate studies in areas such as Industrial Psychology, Management, and HRM as well as other professional fields in which knowledge of business and the principles of human behavior are essential.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with major in Human Resources Management
- Human Resources Management Minor