Human Resources and People Management
Human resources and people management involves the attraction, retention, development and distribution of an organization’s most important asset: its human capital. There has never been a more exciting time to join the growing field of human capital management as organizations increasingly differentiate themselves through their people.
What Is a Human Resources and People Management Degree?
The human resources and people management degree at Saint Joseph’s University prepares you for a career in the human resources (HR) management field. Ranked second in the country by HR.com and a recipient of the network's 2021 LEAD Awards, our program not only teaches you functional knowledge but also helps you develop the skills necessary for HR practices in contemporary business organizations.
Our program is flexible to fit the individual needs of each student and offers daytime, evening and online courses.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Human Resources and People Management?
The curriculum is aligned with the guidelines of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The program teaches students knowledge in critical thinking and inquiry, ethics, social justice, diversity and making well reasoned judgments personally and professionally. You will become well prepared to pursue a human resource management career as any of the following:
- Employee relations specialist
- Compensation specialist
- Human capital analyst
- Recruiting specialist
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Career in Human Resources and People Management?
Saint Joseph's University's Society for Human Resource Management chapter hosts various networking and career development events, helping you connect with other students and meet with industry professionals.
Because Saint Joseph's University is recognized by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as an aligned program, students in good standing in their final year of study who meet the relevant criteria can apply to take the exam to become a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). The certification is a globally recognized standard in the HR profession.