Human Resources Management Major

Why study Human Resources Management? 

Whether you are seeking careers in private or public companies, the UIU School of Business major in Human Resources Management provides:

  • A curriculum recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Understanding of staffing and employee relations
  • Competency in benefit management
  • Ethical responsibilities in strategy and resource planning

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13.2% from 2012 – 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).


The UIU program provides an integrated curriculum in human resources management including:

  • Strategic management
  • Personnel selection and evaluation
  • Labor relations and negotiation
  • Organizational behavior

Career opportunities

Obtaining a degree in Human Resources Management at UIU prepares you for a career in:

  • Human resources manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Training and development
  • Labor relation specialist

Job outlook (2012-22)

  • Human Resources Managers*
  • Job outlook: 13% increase
  • Wages: The median annual salary for human resources manager was $99,720 in 2012, or $47.94 per hour.
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*Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Human Resources Management is offered at the following Upper Iowa University locations: 

  • Residential Fayette campus
  • Select education centers
  • Online Program
  • Select international centers