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You will have your choice of several majors in the Upper Iowa University School of Business, including programs to accelerate MBA completion.

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
  • Self-Paced Degree Program
  • Select international centers