Human Resources Management B.B.A.

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Department of Management Studies
Program Type
Bachelor of Business Administration
Management Studies
Labovitz School of Business and Economics

About this Program

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.

The HRM major provides students a strategic understanding of concepts related to workforce planning, development, and management in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. The program curriculum fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

  • The program boasts a 100% placement rate.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

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, and Labor Relations

Recent UMD Graduates Job Placement Data

Admissions and Scholarships

Students with a major in LSBE are eligible to apply for more than 120 scholarships, with the total scholarship amount in excess of $200,000 annually.

Student Clubs

As a chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the UMD SHRM Club involves its members in real-life human resources issues and topics. Meetings and activities include mock interviews, resume critiques, guest speakers, and fun networking events with peers and professional organizations.  

This club also has a robust mentorship program with the professional SHRM club in Duluth. As a member of the UMD SHRM club, students may sit for the SHRM-CP exam during their final year of studies.


Freshmen and transfer students are typically admitted as pre-business students for all BBA majors. Admission to candidacy status, which allows access to upper division LSBE classes, typically occurs at the junior level when students have successfully completed all pre-major (pre-candidacy) course requirements and met all of the GPA standards. Students with 2.60 UM and overall, and 2.00 internal and pre-major GPAs, are admitted into the major upon completion of pre-major courses.

Faculty Highlights

The Human Resource Management faculty have received teaching and research awards. Further, all of these faculty have industry experience in the field of human resource management.

Students will be challenged by these highly engaged faculty to push the limits of their understanding of how organizations design and implement the policies and practices that shape employment relationships.