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Human Resource Management

Why pursue a human resource management degree at North Central College?

Human resource professionals are responsible for a variety of tasks that attract, retain and motivate employees and meet business goals. This program is designed to give you a comprehensive business core and crucial skills in staffing and recruiting, compensation and benefits, training and development, labor law and regulations, and employee wellness and safety responsibilities. At North Central, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in HR training. This will prepare you to work in private organizations, the government sector, or attend graduate school. Human resources professionals are critical to an employee-oriented, productive, and safe workplace, making HR a crucial function of every organization.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

  • Recruiting new talent for organizations
  • Leading training and development efforts
  • Managing compensation and benefits for employees

then a degree in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGMENT might be for you. 

Why study human resource management at North Central College? 

In the Classroom

Coursework topics: 

  • 11-course comprehensive business core (including Corporate Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting)
  • Business law
  • Compensation and performance management
  • Ethics
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial psychology
  • Intercultural communication
  • International human resource management
  • Management of organizations
  • Market research
  • Personality
  • Staffing and employment law
  • Training and development

Beyond the Classroom

As a human resource management major, you can: 

  • Simulate trading and access thousands of proprietary reports in the Bloomberg Finance Lab, equipped with ten dual-monitor workstations, Bloomberg Terminal software, and Bloomberg’s unique keyboards.
  • Become “Bloomberg certified” by completing a series of advanced financial modules in our Bloomberg Finance Lab.
  • Get involved in a variety of business organizations.
  • Travel, study and work internationally through our education abroad and international internship programs.
  • Apply for internships and jobs through robust faculty and alumni networks or the Center for Career and Professional Development

More Department information

Human Resource Management, B.B.A.

Human Resource Management prepares students to manage the employees of organizations in the private or government sectors. Students learn the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of staffing, motivating, rewarding, assessing performance and disciplining employees in union and non-union settings. Those interested in graduate studies may pursue the MBA, MA of Industrial Relations or the MA of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Common SBE Core

Human Resource Management Courses

One of the following:

Human Resource Management Minor

Human Resource Management prepares students to manage the employees of organizations in the private or government sectors. Students learn the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of staffing, motivating, rewarding, assessing performance and disciplining employees in union and non-union settings. Those interested in graduate studies may pursue the M.B.A., M.A. of Industrial Relations or the M.A. of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

A minimum 24 credit hours, including:

Elective

Two of the following:

Human Resource Management Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our Human Resources Department encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve an organization's problems concerning employee relations and lead.

Internships

Students interned at the following organizations:

  • Arete Event Staffing
  • District 228
  • DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Fastenal
  • Flavorchem Corporation
  • Geneseo
  • Good Samaritan
  • Genesis Healthy Systems
  • Hammond Henry Hospital
  • Hendrickson Bumper and Trim
  • Johnson Service Group
  • Jonathan Wesley Inc.
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Toys R Us Warehouse
  • Village of Schaumburg HR Department

Careers

HR Management Graduates employed with the following companies:

  • Aquilon Energy Services, Inc.
  • DeVry Education Group
  • Eclipse Telecom, LLC
  • Flavorchem Corporation
  • Genesis
  • Johnson Service Group, Inc.
  • JRi Shocks/MSI Defense Solutions
  • Kohl’s
  • Military Deli & Bakery Services
  • Motorola Marketing Solutions
  • Northwestern Medicine

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