Department of Management and International Business

Bachelor of Science in Business, Human Resource Management Major

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Why Choose Human Resource Management?

People are the most important resource of an organization. Human resource management is about people. Human resource management focuses on the people and the activities of organizations that affect the behaviors of its employees. Managers and employees knowledgeable in human resource topics are critical to ensuring organizations and businesses attract, motivate, and retain a qualified, effective workforce.

The human resource management major provides advanced training if you are seeking upper-level human resources positions. Advanced human resource professionals are detail-oriented, have excellent people skills, and strong social and emotional awareness. As a professional, you create an environment that is inviting and empowering while ensuring your employer meets all legal and compliance procedures. Many of our human resource management students also double major in management, acquiring additional skills in leadership, team, and organization development.

Careers

Organizations and companies of all sizes and industries employ human resource professionals. Many of our graduates start their careers as generalists in larger organizations. Once on the job, you may continue to develop as a generalist or focus on a particular specialty.

Our graduates work for:

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • NCR
  • United States Air Force
  • Speedway
  • LexisNexis
  • Kettering Health Network
  • PNC
  • Wright-Patt Credit Union
  • Fifth Third Bank

Our graduates work as:

  • Human resource assistant
  • Human resource generalist
  • Human resource specialist
  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource director
  • Vice president of human resources
  • Management
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer

Real World Experience

We require you to apply skills learned in the classroom through experiences with local organizations. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of human resources and work on significant human resource projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Success Stories

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Raj Soin College of Business. Through my time at business school, I have been active in the Human Resource and Management Club and the Dean's Student Advisory Board. Through these experiences, I have gotten to know Dean Li and network with business professional in the Dayton area.

Dayton Early College Academy Mentor, Dean's Student Advisory Board Member

"The Human Resource program prepares you for real world situations with an in depth curriculum and a major consulting project for an actual company or organization. It's easy to get involved. Take advantage of the many networking opportunities and look for at least one internship before you graduate. Currently, I am interning in HR at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Because WSU has such small class sizes, you are able to get to know you professors. Make sure you do. You'll benefit in the long run!"

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Business, Human Resource Management major program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog. View business core course requirements.

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in human resource management.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in human resource management.

Program Outcomes

If you complete the human resource management undergraduate program, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in human resource management. The first two years of the program ground students in the liberal arts and basic knowledge needed as business students while the final two years focus on concrete, advanced human resource management skills.

 


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