The human resources management degree at Houghton College equips you to serve a company's most precious resource: its people.

Students learn about the ethical, legal, and social factors that shape today's workforce. Courses cover a variety of subjects, from recruitment and training to labor laws, compensation and benefits.

Who a human resources management degree is for:

  • Individuals who seek a bachelor's degree in order to enter the human resources management field.

Skills acquired:

  • Interviewing and hiring employees.
  • Developing personnel policies with top management.
  • Managing employee benefits.
  • Investigating and resolving grievances.
  • Maintaining confidential records and personnel files.
  • Coordinating equipment acquisition and IT access.
  • Preparing new hire manuals and conducting orientation.

Why Major in Human Resources Management?

  • Get real-world, hands-on experience in the field with our many student-run business opportunities.
  • Study with faculty members who have years of professional business experience in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) broadcasting, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, nonprofits, banking, public relations, higher education and human resource management.
  • Join the 100 percent of Houghton business majors who are employed or in graduate school one year after graduation (according to a survey done in 2014).

Major Requirements

Human Resources Management (B.S.)

Faculty Members with Solid Experience in the Field

Many of our business faculty members have 25 years or more of professional working experience prior to their academic career. Our professors have served as Certified Public Accountants, human resource managers, financial consultants, public relations directors, business analysts, television and radio broadcasters, communication strategy managers, organizational effectiveness consultants, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The experience they bring into the classroom enriches and validates what students are learning through their coursework.