Managing Human Capital Major

In the business world, it is not uncommon to hear the statement: "People are our most important asset." Innovation, customer service and efficiency all depend on hiring the right people, developing their skills and abilities, motivating them to succeed and helping them learn how to function as part of a business team.

In today's corporate environment, with constant changes in technology, global competition and increased government regulation, managing human capital has become vital to the success of an organization. The goal of this major is to develop managers who lead human capital-centric/high-involvement organizations.

Students in this program will graduate prepared to lead as thoughtful managers with a clear understanding of the role of the individual as a stakeholder. In addition to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent, students learn how to motivate and manage people so that they perform in ways that lead to excellent organizational performance.

Human capital plays a central role in all of the major challenges facing businesses today. To stay relevant in the global competition for talent, organizations rely on human resources managers to develop employees' skills, increase productivity and build job satisfaction.