Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Program Description
The program is affiliated with the National Society for Human Resources Management and has a curriculum that presents state-of-the-art practices in human resources. Students are provided with the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive in this constantly changing field.

The six-course HRM core requires work in personnel management, selection, labor relations, compensation, training, and labor law. Beyond the six-required HRM courses, students can tailor their program with the choice of two HRSM elective courses.

Build a career helping businesses hire, train, manage, and keep the best employees with AUM’s College of Business Human Resource Management concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

At AUM, you’ll develop practical skills in leadership, conflict resolution, problem-solving, testing and assessment 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 your hires happy and productive. Hands-on internships will give you experience that will position you for full-time employment after graduation.

Points of Pride

  • Students intern with companies such as Rheem Manufacturing, SAVIC Innovative Plastics, Kelly Services, Baptist Health, Jackson Hospital, 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. For more information contact the club advisor, Dr. Mary Kiker, at (334) 244-3517 or [email protected]. You can also find information by emailing [email protected] or by adding the SHRM AUM Chapter on Facebook.

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.

Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 706,900 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $104,240 in May 2018, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are some sample jobs in this business sector and their projected growth rate.

  • Human Resource Manager
  • General Manager
  • Compensation Manager
  • Manager Labor Relations
  • Safety Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Consultant
  • Employment Manager

Some of the job titles that you could compete for include:

U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics Sample Data

Job Median Annual PayJob Growth through 2028
Compensation or Benefits Manager$84,8103%
Human Resources Manager$113,3007%
Human Resources Specialist$60,8805%

For More Information

Department of Business Administration
Auburn University at Montgomery
Clement Hall 303
[email protected]

Soaring Warhawks

  • Sandra Stenger, PHR is the Vice President of Human Resources for MAX Credit Union.
  • 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 3150Human Resource Management
HRSM 4000Compensation Management
HRSM 4050Employment Law
HRSM 4440Labor Management Relations
HRSM 4610Human Resource Development, Evaluation, & Safety
HRSM 4600Employee Recruitment & Selection

For more information about the AUM Human Resource Management program, please contact the faculty and staff in the Department of Business Administration.

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