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Human Resource Management Degree

Human Resources

Do you have excellent organizational skills? Are you detail-oriented? Would you like to put these strengths to use in the workplace? Then a Human Resource Management associate degree could be the right program for you. This degree provides training for skills related to Human Resources Management and prepares you to provide support to companies as well as employees.

Your degree equips you to enter a field with a great deal of growth and opportunity, and helps you advance into management positions in the future.

College for Human Resource Management Overview

  • Apply skills, knowledge and abilities in core human resource functions such as human resource information systems, record keeping, compensation and benefits administration, and staffing procedures in an organization
  • Use knowledge of human resources management to identify and deal with employee relations issues and to communicate effectively in a work environment
  • Understand employment laws and labor relations
  • Utilize skills and knowledge in hiring, supervising and training within a human resources department

Program Goals

Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Define and understand the founding principles unique to human resources management
  • Identify and validate an understanding of the conceptual knowledge of behavior science and general management theories
  • Apply knowledge of human resources management to identify and deal with employee issues
  • Examine, differentiate, and implement relative employment laws
  • Have a working knowledge of diversity in the workplace

Human Resources Management Career Opportunities (CIP Code 52.1001)

Human Resource Managers are employed at federal and local government agencies, elementary and secondary schools, general medical and surgical hospitals, corporate offices, and non-profit organizations.

The Human Resources Management program is designed to prepare you for potential employment in the following: (the occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website).
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Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.

Degree Requirements and Course Offerings

See the Northwestern College Catalog.

Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

We are not required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or the Illinois Board of Higher Education to report placement rates.

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A career as a human resources professional can be filled with exciting opportunities. For more information about Northwestern College’s associate degree programs in Human Resource Management, contact us today!