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Human resource management involves coordinating the resources and activities of organizational members in a systematic way to achieve common goals. Skills include acquiring, maintaining and developing an organization’s human resources (HR). Positions include human resource manager, benefits manager, labor relations manager, personnel manager, and training and development manager. According to the Department of Labor, employment of HR managers is projected to grow much faster than average at 21 percent between 2010 and 2020.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that this major is aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates-2013.