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Human Resource Management

HR managementDo you want the opportunity to work in virtually any industry, straight out of college? Do you like helping people and organizations maximize their potential? Are you a mediator, a morale booster, and a leader?

Consider studying Human Resource Management at Converse. From understanding employee benefits and hiring practices, to professional training sessions, a career in human resources is fulfilling and flexible.

Degree Offered

About Human Resource Management

Every organization wants to attract the most qualified employees and match them to jobs for which they are best suited. Human resource managers perform these tasks. Today’s human resources workers manage recruitment and compensation, as well as consult with top executives regarding strategic planning. Human resource careers demand a wide range of personal qualities and skills, from the ability to work with diverse employees to the active promotion of organizational goals. As a human resource manager, you will have the ability to work in nearly any type of business.

  • Great local and regional internship opportunities
  • Hands-on learning through case studies with real companies
  • Interdisciplinary coursework

Internships

Spartanburg is home to more than 80 international companies from 19 countries and dozens of corporate headquarters. As a Converse Business Administration major, you will have the advantage of being in close proximity to these highly desirable internship sites, including:

  • ScanSource
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • American Heart Association
  • Partners for Active Living
  • Mermet Corporation
  • Wendy’s
  • Whipp Advertising
  • American Credit Acceptance
  • Wal-mart
  • Hamrick’s

The Business Administration major and the Human Resource Management concentration are designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the way businesses operate. You will learn reporting practices and gain a deep understanding of organizational theories of culture change. You will gain expertise in the different types and styles of business management. Our faculty will guide you to examine the ethical and legal context of the profession.

Our Business Administration BA with a Human Resources concentration will also prepare you for master’s level studies in Business Administration or related fields. Learn more about our BA in Business Administration.

Sample Courses

  • Labor and Human Relations Law
  • Labor Economics
  • Personnel Economics for Managers
  • Psychology in the Workplace

For full course requirements, see the academic catalog.

What are common careers in Human Resource Management?

  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Employment, Recruitment and Placement Specialists
  • Human Resources Information System Analysts
  • Employee Assistance Plan Managers