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Human Resources Management Major

Serve a company's most precious resource: its people.

You will be prepared to build and maintain the company’s culture as you provide guidance and assist employees identify their strengths and weaknesses. You will join a major that places emphasis on how to create a positive and enjoyable work environment to increase the retention of personnel. While you learn about the ethical, legal, and social factors that shape today's workforce.

4+1 MBA Program

Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees with only one additional year of study. You can increase your earning potential and make a positive and lasting difference in your workplace, community and beyond through Houghton's online MBA.

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What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s major in HR Management, you will become career-ready as you build skills in:

  • Interviewing and hiring employees.
  • Developing personnel policies with top management.
  • Managing employee benefits.
  • Coordinating equipment acquisition and IT access.
  • Preparing new hire manuals and conducting orientation.

124 Credits


Required Courses


Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Network with Professionals

You can meet professional members of the business community who are brought to campus regularly. The Guest Professional Dinners provide opportunities to sit in on seminars on topics of interest in the business world as well as create a network of professionals.

Learn from the Experts

You will study under the many business faculty who have 25 years or more of professional working experience prior to their academic career. You will learn from professors who have served as Certified Public Accountants, human resource managers, financial consultants, public relations directors, business analysts, television and radio broadcasters, communication strategy managers and more.

Expand Your Expertise

You will have many opportunities to get real experience in the field, including the Houghton student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. You also can connect to another area of interest with a double major. Whether you have an interest in art, business, writing, equestrian, music or education, a double major gives you the opportunity to explore your gifts in a range of areas while being supported by nurturing and caring faculty.

Program Outcomes

Students earning a BS in Human Resources Management from Houghton University are prepared for careers in many areas, including but not limited to:

Employment Expected to Grow 11%

for Training and Development Specialists
U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsSource

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript and your test scores (can be waived)
Testing Policy

Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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