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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Program Description

Build a career helping businesses hire, manage, and keep the best employees with AUM’s College of Business Human Resource Management concentration. At AUM, you’ll develop real-world skills in leadership, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and people management. You’ll learn about compensation, health and safety, and labor law as you also become skilled at hiring the right people and keeping those you hire happy and productive. Internships at businesses such as East Alabama Medical Center, Kelly Services, and others will give you practical experience before you graduate. Human Resource Management is a concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

Points of Pride

  • Students intern with companies such as Rheem Manufacturing, SAVIC Innovative Plastics, Kelly Services, Baptist Health, The Alabama Primary Health Care Association, and East Alabama Medical Center.
  • The campus chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management Club gives students a chance to socialize while learning more about the field of Human Resource Management.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

A degree in Human Resource Management will open up a variety of high-paying jobs in government, private corporations, small business, consulting, and non-profit management. Job growth in management occupations is predicted to be about average — six percent from 2014 to 2024. Salary expectations, however, will be far higher than average. Management occupations have the highest annual wage of the major occupational groups — a median annual wage of $97,230 in May 2014.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample


Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Human resources manager

$102,780 per year

9% (10,800 more jobs)

Training and development manager

$101,930 per year

7% (2,300 more jobs)

Administrative services manager

$83,790 per year

8% (23,500 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Business Administration

Auburn University at Montgomery

Clement Hall 303



Soaring Warhawks

  • Ken Thomas is the Senior Human Resource Manager at Steris Corporation.
  • Arlene Brown is an Employment Specialist for Auburn University’s Human Resources department.
  • Hazel Waites is an AmeriCorps Member working at Hands on River Region.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Human Resources Management major includes:

Course #

Course Name

HRSM 3150

Human Resource Management

HRSM 4000

Compensation Management

HRSM 4050

Employment Law

HRSM 4440

Labor Management Relations

HRSM 4610

Human Resource Development, Evaluation, & Safety

HRSM 4600

Employee Recruitment & Selection