Human Resources

An organization is only as successful as its people, and it is the job of human resource professionals to manage this vital business asset.

No matter the organization, large or small, for profit or nonprofit, there are basic human resource activities, which include:

  • forecasting the organization's employee needs
  • hiring
  • developing appraisal, compensation and professional development systems
  • establishing and maintaining effective employee and labor relations
  • analyzing and improving the working environment
  • interpreting employment regulations
  • advising management regarding employee issues

What You Study

Students focusing on the human resource management curriculum take courses in the undergraduate business core as well as specialized courses addressing employee and organizational assessment, change and development. You will graduate well-prepared for a non-managerial entry-level position in areas from compensation analysis to employment counseling—with the skill set and professional confidence to shape your career path based on your skills and interests.

How We Support Your Learning

In addition to working with an adviser from the experienced Management faculty dedicated to personal study of the subject matter and your career path, students can explore the profession by taking part in an internship as well as networking with Twin Cities professionals through the Student Society of Human Resource Management.

Typical Human Resources Jobs

College recruiter
Retirement analyst
Compensation analyst
Training & development consultant
Labor relations specialist
Benefits administrator