Human Resource Management
What is the Human Resource Management Concentration?
The Human Resource Management concentration is perfect for students who want to help an organization and its employees to thrive and succeed. Key HR activities include talent acquisition (recruitment and selection), talent development (training, development, career planning, and performance management), total rewards (compensation and benefits), employee and labor relations, and strategic human resource planning. People management is an important part of every organization; so, whether you see yourself in a large, multinational organization or a smaller nonprofit organization, there will be a need for your expertise.
Imagine helping an organization to create and maintain a culture that supports employee growth and development, fosters innovation and collaboration, and leads to success for both the organization and each employee. Think about the satisfaction of finding talented people to joint the organization and watching them flourish in their careers. Picture yourself working side by side with managers to help them achieve great results through effectively working with their employees. All of these dreams, and plenty more, can result from studying HRM!
UNO is proud to be aligned with the HR curriculum guidelines of the Society for Human Resource Management. UNO is the only university in the NU system that holds this designation and it ensures that our students graduate with all the essential knowledge to hit the ground running in the HR profession. If you study HR at UNO, you can confidently enter the field of HR knowing that you have mastered all the vital information to be successful.
What you will learnOur students excel at both the interpersonal and technical/analytical facets of HR. The Human Resource Management Concentration is focused on ensuring that our graduates masterthe following concepts:
- Training & development
- Total rewards (compensation & benefits)
- Employment law
- Interpersonal skills and communication
- Ethical decision-making
- Relationship management and consultation
- Global and cultural effectiveness
- Business acumen
- Problem identification and resolution
Where our recent graduates are working
- C&A Industries
- Union Pacific Railroad
How you will get there
- Foundations of Human Resource Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Total Rewards
- Staffing the Organization
- Talent Development
- Employment Law
There are also many opportunities for students to work in an HR-related Internship. And, our students are eligible to sit for the HR certification exam (SHRM-CP) in their final year of study. This is a major differentiator when students hit the job market.
UNO also has a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management where students can engage with local HR professionals through mentoring, professional meetings, and social interactions. The student chapter is a great way to learn more about the field of HR while connecting with your fellow students and local HR practitioners.
We welcome you to contact our advising staff or HR faculty (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get more information. We would love to have you join the ranks of our HR students!