Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Overview
Human resource managers are needed in every size and type of organization. They help attract, develop and retain the people who make the organization successful. Human resource managers also work with team-building, problem-solving and interpersonal communication talents.UT's human resource management program teaches students about a wide variety of HR issues — selection, training, recruitment, compensation, benefits, legal issues, employee relations and safety. Many UT graduates have taken the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam, passing it on their first try, which provides them with a real competitive advantage in the marketplace.Students are able to join the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management that introduces them to lifelong contacts in the field. Additionally, many HR practitioners speak in classes and to student groups. Finally, students can gain real-world experience through numerous internship opportunities that often lead to full-time positions. This lets students work with accomplished professionals in the human resource field while earning college credit and money.
What to expect when you graduate
Most graduates begin working as a human resource generalist whereby they complete multiple HR tasks. Others work as HR specialists, focusing on one area, such as recruitment, compensation or benefits. Finally, some graduates have developed a human resource department for a smaller firm from scratch!
College of Business and Innovation Highlights
- High-touch, high-tech environment - Students study and practice with the tools, software and situations they'll encounter in the business world thru fully equipped learning labs.
- Internships - More than 85 percent of students do an internship. Through our connections and placement support, we help students secure a position in town or across the country.
- High placement rate - About 80 percent of our students find jobs after graduation; this has remained consistent, even with the economic downturn.
- New facilities - Our new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement opened in 2009 and our Stranahan Hall was completely renovated in 2011. Our students learn in some of the newest and most innovative spaces on campus.
- Our sales program is ranked top in the country - Bottom line: if you want to get into sales, the UT College of Business and Innovation is where you should go to get your degree.
- We offer many major-minor combinations - We offer bachelor's degrees in 13 different areas of business, with a major and minor in each for students to mix and match.
Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Curriculum