Those who work in the field of Human Resources need to be comfortable interacting with people. Your days will revolve around meeting the needs of others and making sure employees are satisfied, therefore strong communication skills are essential. Individuals in this field must also be good problem solvers and comfortable with making sometimes difficult decisions.
Our program is designed to prepare Human Resource professionals to deal with the challenge of managing today’s workforce in a small but growing business, corporate or nonprofit entity, or multinational organization. The program content provides comprehensive coverage of the major functional areas of human resource management such as staffing, employee training and development, wages, and benefits. In addition, students will understand and develop personal competencies such as business communication skills and skills in managing diversity. Students also will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in human resource management by completion of a rigorous and required internship program.
The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. The Human Resource Management major at the Haile/US Bank College of Business is the only undergraduate program in the region approved by the SHRM, allowing students to be eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional exam (SHRM-CP) once they have accumulated 500 hours of relevant HR experience.
"I really, really love HR. It’s a career that allows me to help those around me while also fulfilling my own needs to grow and improve. In HR, you’re responsible for being the employee advocate, a financial stewards for your company, and making sure your employees are comfortable. I get to do all of the strategic work, but I also get to help employees on a daily basis, which is something I really enjoy. When I went into the workforce, the education I received from the Haile/US Bank College of Business prepared me for what I needed to know in order to thrive."
A graduate in this major has a variety of career options such as: