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Human Resource Management

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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!

College of Business Admission Process
First-year business applicants are first reviewed by the Office of Admissions for admissibility to the university. Then they are reviewed by the Broad College of Business for direct admission to the College of Business. During this time, the student's major will appear as business preference in their account (no additional action is required).

The Broad College of Business has a competitive admission program with limited space for direct admission. There are two pathways for admission:

  1. Direct admission from high school
  2. Secondary admission for current MSU students


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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