Business Administration – Human Resource Management

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resource Management 

At the heart of every business are the people. Build a career helping businesses hire, train, manage, and keep the best employees. With a BSBA in Human Resource Management from AUM, get ready for a rewarding career! You will empower businesses and the people who drive them. You will use your expertise to create a work environment in which people will choose to be motivated and happy.

In this HR bachelor’s program, you’ll work alongside professors in real-life case studies, practices, and simulations. 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. Networking opportunities lead to future mentorships and often job placements. Students are provided with the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive in this constantly changing field. They work internships at many of the businesses throughout the Montgomery and River Region.

It is a good time to be in HR!  The future of human resource jobs is changing as technology creates new job demands. The job outlook is expected to stay well above average through 2029. Because the industry is evolving into data-driven and digitally integrated environments, AUM graduates are especially sought after for the technological skills employers want to “future proof” their companies. Our graduates have hands-on experience with innovative software and psychometric testing that are redefining the old ways of hiring. As an AUM graduate, you will have the confidence to embrace these changes and advise leaders on people-centric approaches to HR.

In this career, you can be an HR generalist or specialize in matching people to specific jobs, recruiting top-talent or keeping an eye on government-mandated regulations to keep the workplace safe and fair. Whatever you decide, this program will help you prepare for it. 

Get ready to get to work helping others get to work!

The Know How

What you will know with a
Human Resource Management degree from AUM


Know the gratitude people have for you! Your career in HR is emotionally rewarding, helping employees develop professionally.


Know how to develop a strategic vision, empower others, and never compromise your character.


Know the true meaning of job satisfaction! After all, you recruit the best people and help employees enjoy their work in a thriving environment.


Know how to introduce and create a sustainable culture in your work environment. Why? Sustainability attracts top-talent!


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Why AUM for
Human Resource Management?

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Is a Degree in Human Resource Management right for me?

What types of jobs can I get with an HR degree?

Check out our Career Discovery Board on this page to begin exploring your options. Contact us by phone or email so we can get you the answers you need.

What kind of student thrives as a Human Resource major?

Are you good at bringing people together for a positive aim? Human Resource majors enjoy solving problems. They are empathetic to the needs of everyone involved and make good mediators. They create the win-win!

Will I be able to earn a good living in the HR field?

Nationally, a human resources specialist earns $63,490 in median salary, while human resource managers earn a median salary of $121,220 nationally. Salary amounts vary depending on geographic location, education, job title and experience.

Will I be stuck behind a desk all day with a job in human resources?

Jobs in HR do require desk work, but not all of the time. Some companies like construction, hospitals, or airlines require you to get out from behind the desk and be on scene at the worksite.


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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

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Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Career/Job TitleEntry-level EducationJob Growth 2020-2030Annual Median Salary
Human Resource ManagerBachelor’s Degree9% (as fast as average)$121,220
Training and Development SpecialistBachelor’s Degree11% (faster than average)$62,700
Human Resources SpecialistBachelor’s Degree10% (as fast as average)$63,490
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analyst SpecialistBachelor’s degree10% (as fast as average)$67,190

Quick Facts

Begin your study in the College of Business with a strong foundation. Then customize your degree with intensive courses in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or General Business. All degrees offered by the College of Business have achieved business accreditation by AACSB-International, the most prestigious business school accrediting body. In addition to a B.S. in Human Resource Management, you will graduate with an AACSB accreditation. Only 1 percent of schools worldwide hold this special accreditation.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management


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Required Courses

To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, business, and electives. Contact the Department of Business Administration for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.  

The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.

Course NumberCourse NameWhat you will know…
HRSM 3150Human Resource Management Know how to manage human resources wisely to meet common goals of employers and employees. Know it all! Resource planning, selection, training, performance evaluation, compensation, safety and labor/management relations.
HRSM 4440Employee and Labor RelationsKnow how to use your bargaining skills to solve relation conflicts between employers and employees.
HRSM 4924InternshipGet outside the classroom and work in the field! Part of your coursework allows you the opportunity to put your skills to work a real business setting.

The course listings above 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.

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