Learn to manage a company’s greatest resource
From local start-ups to large multinational corporations, employers of all kinds need HR leaders to implement policies and strategies that unlock the best in their workforce while preserving their company’s culture and core values. The BS in Human Resource Management program teaches the range of expertise required to meet the challenges of the modern workplace, from technological proficiency to skill in leadership, negotiation, analysis and communication. This program teaches students to be agents of change in the workplace by implementing modern, agile workplace strategies.
Students learn core business concepts in such subjects as employee relations, analytics, compensation and benefits, recruitment and staffing and diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Multiple elective pathways allow you to focus on an area of specialization that matches your goals. Professional development is emphasized in the form of internships, regular job fairs, and numerous events sponsored by the campus chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Because of this, students in the HRM program are eligible to take the SHRM Certified Professional Exam (SHRM-CP) their senior year. Earning the SHRM-CP credential early on gives you a distinct advantage as you progress in your career. Our constant focus on career-readiness has helped graduates secure a range of positions at companies such as Bloomberg, Uber, Lockheed Martin, People’s United Bank, Google, Terex, Datto Inc., Collins Aerospace, WayUp, Christian Louboutin, Johnson & Johnson, RBC Heim Bearings, and Indeed.com.
Brittany Hayles ’17 parlayed an internship at Google into a job at the renowned tech giant, and now she’s the one recruiting college students for internships as a diversity staffing specialist at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Hayles, who lives in San Francisco, was hired right after graduation, first as an associate account strategist. In that role, she helped Google advertisers optimize their marketing plans and improve their returns on investment, an area she was exposed to as a marketing solutions intern in 2016.
She enjoyed that role and was successful at it.
“But I knew it was not where I wanted my career to be, long term. I’ve always been really passionate about diversity,” she said. “Growing up as a black woman, I saw people of color underrepresented in every facet of my life. I always wanted to see more people who look like me.”Read the story
“One of my course requirements was to participate in an international experience, so I chose to go to Delhi, India, for six weeks with an organized group. There, I learned about a variety of community health projects while gaining cultural competency skills that I can now apply to the classroom and my career in health care management. Coming from a small town in New Hampshire, I never would have imagined I would have the opportunity to do something like this before arriving at Quinnipiac.”Dori Horne ’17, MBA ‘18
Applied Business Projects
Business problem-solving put to work
Courses in human resource management stress real-world application of skills and concepts through applied business projects. These hands-on projects test your ability to solve some of the most prominent management challenges faced by businesses of all types and sizes.
Applied business projects cover many crucial subject areas depending on the course, including workforce productivity, dispute resolution and union contract negotiations. You’ll have the opportunity to integrate compensation plans; evaluate and improve staffing systems; and develop virtual training workshops for representatives of real local businesses. Combined with internships, these projects are the best way to gain the creative problem-solving displayed by the most successful business leaders in the most fast-paced environments.
Turning passion into local impact
Our program frequently collaborates with the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce to create an opportunity for students to brainstorm, problem solve and learn from local businesses. During these activities our students apply their management skills toward various real business challenges in our community. They apply relevant and current learnings to enhance business areas in supply chain, operations, human resources, employee and production performance, project management, decision making and application of business ethics. This work is wholly designed, managed and executed by our students with oversight by the Cheshire Connecticut Chamber of Commerce President Yetta Augur and Management Professor Amy Paros. The impact of our management faculty combined with our unique curriculum prepares our students to be contributors in tangible and significant ways that deliver positive influence on actual businesses.
Faculty dedicated to student success
Quinnipiac’s School of Business professors are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. While passionate scholars and accomplished in their own fields, teaching is their number one priority. Small class sizes, accessible professors with significant industry experience and a close-knit, diverse community create the kind of supporting, enriching environment that is rare. We are personally invested in seeking ways to help our students develop into strong, certified, leading professionals.
Curriculum & Requirements
BS in Human Resource Management Curriculum
Students majoring in human resource management are required to complete 122 credits.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Human Resource Management Core (12 credits)|
|MG 302||Managing People, Projects and Change||3|
|MG 321||Data Driven Decision Making||3|
|MG 325||Negotiations and Problem Solving||3|
|MG 402||Management Senior Seminar||3|
|Human Resource Management Electives (18 credits)|
|Select four courses from the following Human Resource Management Electives (12 credits)||12|
|Staffing: Recruitment, Selection and Placement|
|Advancing Employment Relations|
|Training and Development|
|Compensation and Benefits|
|Select two courses from the following of list of Electives (6 credits)||6|
|Power and Politics of Leadership|
|Group and Virtual Team Processes|
|Software Applications for Business|
|Applied Design Thinking|
|Introduction to Nonprofit Management|
|Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace|
|Business and Society|
|Service Operations Management|
|Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits|
|Select 15 credits||15|
Enrollment & Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of management program graduates:
- 2018-19: 72
- 2017-18: 60
- 2016-17: 58
- 2015-16: 42
- 2014-15: 42
Student enrollment in management in 2018–19: 206
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business first-year retention rate: 88%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for management program graduates: $55,500