A human resource manager has a complex job – one that requires equal skill in whipping a spreadsheet into shape and putting a smile on a coworker’s face. Human resource managers empower their teams to collaborate effectively. They navigate complicated interpersonal issues with diplomacy and skill. They’re also administrative experts: filing important paperwork, organizing databases, and ensuring that their organizations comply with government regulations.
The Human Resource Management program at Oglethorpe prepares students for a career like this one – as well as many others – through an interdisciplinary curriculum that brings together courses in psychology, sociology, and business. Students will develop a foundation in skills like accounting and management, spreadsheets and databases, while exploring broader topics like economics and social psychology.
B.A. in Human Resource Management
As a major metropolitan city, Atlanta is home to a vast selection of international companies and high-profile organizations, providing many opportunities for internships and experiential learning. As you delve into intriguing concepts in the classroom, you’ll also be able to take your budding body of knowledge on the road.
- Students have recently interned at the Coca-Cola Company, the Atlanta offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the law firm Hall Booth Smith & Slover, and the Mulling Corporation, an Atlanta-based consulting firm that specializes in team building, talent management, executive coaching, and leadership training.
The Human Resource Management degree offers excellent preparation for a career in human resources, a field with a strong outlook for the future.
- According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resource managers earned a median annual wage of $99,720 (as of May 2012).
- Human resource managers work in every industry, from healthcare and education to technology and government.
- Recent Oglethorpe Human Resource Management alumni are pursuing graduate study, enrolled in law schools at institutions like the University of Illinois and Mercer University, and working in the field at companies like Porsche and Gas South.