Human Resource Management

Do you enjoy working with others? Would you like to help hire and retain good employees? Do you aspire to help organizations manage human capital in a way that is fulfilling for the employees and sustainable for the organization? If so, the Human Resource Management (HRM) major may be a great fit for you.

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The HRM major provides students a strategic understanding of concepts related to workforce planning, development, and management in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. Students can network on campus with business professionals and join the UMD chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Program Overview

Areas of Study

All undergraduate LSBE students are required to take business and economics core courses and concentration courses related to their major.

Core Courses

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Writing & Communications
  • Mathematics

Major Courses

  • Compensation
  • Training & Development
  • Management
  • Staffing
  • Negotiations
  • Labor Relations
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

See Catalog Page for full course list & descriptions >

Sample Plan

The sample plan linked below is one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Resources are available to customize a plan for your specific career and academic goals.

Human Resource Management Sample Plan >

Human Resource Management Assessment Plan >

Acquired Skills
  • Create recruitment and retention strategies, understand compensation and employee benefits, and assist with career planning.
  • Develop goals to help organizations achieve their strategic objectives through their employees.
Career Opportunities

The HRM major is a good choice for students who want a management career with a strong interpersonal focus.

Graduates find exciting career opportunities in roles such as:

  • Human Resource Generalists
  • Human Resource Specialists in:
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Recruitment & Training
    • Labor Relations
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate accurate knowledge of key activities in the primary functional areas of Human Resource Management.
  • Critically evaluate Human Resource issues and make effective decisions considering organizational stakeholders.