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Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management Degree

Discover how you can lift up the workplace through the Bachelor of Arts degree in human resource management from the University of Mount Union. Our comprehensive program is academically aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), illustrating its quality in preparing the HR professionals of today.

Our expert faculty bring industry experience to help you develop important skills in human dynamics, organizational behavior, and staffing. No matter the industry in which you hope to build a career, Mount Union’s major in human resource management will have you ready to successfully lead groups of your peers.

 

About the Program

The HR management major at Mount Union offers an engaging education that combines human resource theory and practice while developing a strong core in business proficiencies like economics, marketing, and accounting. If eligible, you can also take the SHRM certification exam before graduating, giving you a two-year head start when entering the HR workforce.

You will gain valuable opportunities through service learning, collaborative research with faculty, and our required shadowing experience in your anticipated field. You can also establish a professional network through local and regional internship opportunities or participation in Mount Union’s student chapter of SHRM.

 

Human Resource Management Quick Facts

  • 60-62 credit hours within the human resource management degree program
  • 32 credit hours in the well-rounded Integrative Core
  • Experience real-world shadowing in your designated industry
  • Intern with local or regional companies
  • Accelerate your career by taking the SHRM certification exam before graduating

 

Learn more about the Degree in Human Resource Management

Launch your legacy in the Bachelor of Arts in human resource management degree program at Mount Union. Through gaining impactful experiences in the field and receiving guidance from our passionate faculty, you will be ready to make a difference in the office and beyond.

 

  • Curriculum

     

    As a human resource management major at the University of Mount Union, you will gain an understanding of people and the workplace through the studying of human dynamics, organizational behavior, staffing, compensation and the hiring process from interviewing to the final job offer. You will also develop a strong business background though a variety of economics, accounting, management and marketing courses as part of the human resource management major requirements.

    Learning Objectives

    • Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the global environment in which businesses operate
    • Students will demonstrate an awareness of their own values
    • Students will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and a capacity for service
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when change is needed, adapt to change as it occurs, and lead change
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to professional career fields.
    • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of career options available to them and will establish career objectives.

    View our University Catalogue to learn more.

  • Experiential Learning

     

    Students who choose to major in human resource management at the University of Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your skills and knowledge of human resources and management practices, both of which are critical to a successful career after obtaining a human resource management degree. These opportunities, which supplement classroom learning, include:

    • Internships
    • Required shadowing experience
    • Work with adults re-entering the workforce to develop interview competencies
    • Interview experience including the development of interview questions, conduct mock interviews, and provide feedback to interviewees
    • Independent research
    • Research with faculty or student peers
    • Research-based courses

    Student Organizations

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a student-led chapter on Mount Union’s campus that offers students the opportunity to interact with a variety of HR tools and resources.

    Delta Mu Delta is an honor society specifically for students with business related majors at ACBSP-accredited schools. Each member must maintain a 3.2 GPA and be within the top 20% of their program.

  • Careers

    RECENT EMPLOYERS

    Malley's Chocolates 

    Aldi, Inc.

    Northwestern Mutual 

    American Income Life

    Ralchten, Inc.

    COMMON CAREERS 

    Employment and placement 
    Recruitment 
    Human resources consulting 
    Compensation, benefits, and job analysis
    Occupational analysis
    Employee benefits management 
    Employee assistance plan management 
    Management and leadership development 
    Planning and program development 
    Employee relations 
    Labor relations 
    Skills training 
    International human resource management 

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