"Prepare yourself for great career opportunities in a growing field."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009), the human resource field is projected to grow significantly in the next decade, opening up employment opportunities to those with training in the field. Although many of these opportunities will be in human resource departments, other managerial positions often have significant HR responsibilities as well—making an education in HR a truly valuable skill for you to have across many departments and industries. Past Rutgers Human Resource Management (HRM) graduates are currently working in leadership positions in some of the largest companies around the world.
Get Exposed to a Broad Range of HRM Topics
The undergraduate human resource management programs include an HR undergraduate major and an HR undergraduate minor. By covering a broad range of topics, the HRM major or minor will familiarize you with some of the issues you may have to deal with during your career as a manager or team leader in HR or other areas. These issues include how to staff, motivate, and develop team members—and are taught from the perspective of the HR professional, the manager, and the employee.
Gain Marketable Business Skills without a Business Degree
In choosing either the HRM major or HRM minor, you will gain valuable business knowledge without having to pursue a complete business degree. Particularly if you are majoring in a social science such as psychology, economics, communications—an HRM major or HRM minor can provide you with a business perspective that will prepare you for a successful corporate, consulting, or government career.
Get a Leg Up on Graduate School
After successfully completing either program, you can also decide to combine it with additional graduate work to earn a Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM) through a five-year plan. If you receive a B or higher in classes for either the major or minor, you can transfer up to 18 HRM (37:533) minor credits toward your MHRM degree, substantially reducing your graduate coursework. The HRM major or minor are also great preparation if you are considering a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
Get Taught by the Top HRM Faculty in the Country
How do we know they are the best? The Human Resource Management faculty at Rutgers is more frequently published and cited in the major HR journals than any other human resources faculty in the country. In addition to their expertise, Rutgers HRM students consistently give their professors high marks for their teaching ability and the personal concern they show their students. If you are looking for instructors who have both cutting-edge expertise in their field, high quality teaching ability, and a genuine interest in their students’ success—the HRM faculty will not disappoint you.