Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management

What is Human Resource Management?

How an organization manages its human assets – its talent – may be the single most important factor in sustained competitive success. Human resource management requires attracting, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce within an organization. Human resource management professionals forecast human resource needs to recruit and select individuals to match job requirements. They also develop training programs, performance appraisal procedures, and compensation systems.

Career Opportunities in Human Resource Management

Human resource management majors are in demand in a variety of business sectors, including manufacturing, retailing, banking, transportation, technology, health care, and hospitality, as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations.

High School Preparation

High school students should follow a college preparatory curriculum and take their high school’s recommended courses in Math, English, and Foreign Language. Appropriate electives include any business courses, as well as courses in computer software applications and written and oral communication. The Haslam College of Business further encourages all high school students to 1) explore international business issues and opportunities, 2) participate in student organizations and clubs, and 3) volunteer in their community.

How do I Major in Human Resource Management?

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have multiple options in pursuing the study of human resource management as their undergraduate major.

  • Human Resource Management Major, BS in Business Administration – Collateral Option
  • Human Resource Management Major, BS in Business Administration – Integrated Business and Engineering Program
  • Human Resource Management Major, BS in Business Administration – International Business Concentration