A SHRM Aligned Program
The University of Mount Union Human Resource Management major is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) aligned program. This recognition speaks to program quality. Our aligned HRM major is listed in the SHRM HR Program Directory, a resource widely used by prospective HR students.
A key benefit of our HRM major alignment with SHRM is that Mount Union HRM majors who meet the eligibility requirements may apply to take the SHRM certification exam (SHRM-CP) before graduation, without waiting to gain the otherwise required two years full-time post-graduation work experience - giving them an advantage going into the HR field.
By pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in human resource management at the University of Mount Union, you will gain an understanding of people and the workplace through the study 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.
Human Resources Management Major Quick Facts
The four-year human resource management degree requires 128 credit hours of coursework, with 60-62 hours taken in the major. The University’s general education program, the Integrative Core, allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value.
Our human resource management major will enable you to pursue success in a number of positions and careers by providing you with classroom learning and hands-on experience opportunities including:
- Opportunities for internships in the field
- Required shadowing experience
- Service-learning opportunities
- Individual or collaborative research opportunities with faculty
- Membership in the Society for Human Resource Management and Mount Union’s chapter of Delta Mu Delta, a business honorary
Mount Union’s human resource management major prepares students for post-graduate success. Employment in the human resource field is projected to grow by 9 percent through 2026.
Mount Union has been recognized as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its business programs.