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Human Resource Management

Students pursuing a human resource management degree walk up a metal staircase in one of MSU’s campus buildings.

Interested in a human resource management degree? 
Students pursuing a human resource management degree learn how to motivate others and create a vibrant culture of success. The major has a specialized scope that focuses on staffing, compensation, and training and development. This program prepares students for careers in human resources and it is built around the view that human resource specialists must also have good business skills, along with the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions. The curriculum provides a balance of business and general education requirements, along with foundational courses in human resources areas. 
U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU’s undergraduate program in management in the top 20 in the nation. MSU graduates with a human resource management degree go on to do amazing things!


Graduates with a human resource management degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of employee motivation and performance, work attitudes, leadership and negotiations.

Alumni work at: 

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor Company
  • PepsiCo
  • Eaton
  • Kelly Services

Alumni work as: 

  • Compensation analysts
  • Human resource analysts 
  • Human resource associates
  • Program management specialists
  • Strategic support associates
  • Talent managers
  • Generalists

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