Careers in Human Resource Management

With a major in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College you will be prepared for entry-level positions in the field of Human Resource Management. The liberal arts General Studies requirements will help you become adaptive to the changing needs of the organization and to understand the environment in which the organization operates. The general core of business courses will prepare you to understand the business as a whole and the specialized courses in Human Resource Management will prepare you for an entry-level position.

Many entry-level graduates work on employee handbooks, research information about job duties, classify jobs, interview applicants, and administer employee benefits (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2005). Senior managers are recognizing the significance and benefit of a human resource department. Managers agree that an HR Department can enhance morale and productivity and decrease job turnover by providing training and development to improve skills and increase employee satisfaction. With experience, graduates can expect a rich career beyond a human resource generalist. These include: