Calvin's human resources concentration

Does managing all things regarding employees in a company—from hiring talent to ensuring compliance with governmental regulations—interest you? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? The human resource management major will grow these interests through studies in human resource management, organizational psychology, social psychology, and labor economics.

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the field of study responsible for helping organizations achieve excellence in areas related to their people. Individuals in HRM area are responsible for talent acquisition, employee relations and development, performance management, diversity and inclusion, compensations and benefits, as well as succession planning and government compliance.  HRM practices directly impact a business’ most valuable resource: its people. While many of the traditional administrative functions of HRM have been automated and outsourced in recent years, the strategic impact of HRM has become increasingly important to organizational success.

Calvin's program in human resource management will teach you to:

  • Understand key issues in integrated talent management
  • Acquire, evaluate, develop and manage talent
  • Formulate and implement human resource management strategies
  • Understand the role of vocation in the performance of God-glorifying work

Careers in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management majors work in the following areas or pursue graduate study and/or professional certification in HRM: HR generalist, talent acquisition specialist, compensation analyst, learning and development specialist, employee relations specialist, labor lawyer, industrial-organizational psychologist.

Considering human resource management?

HRM professionals are helpful. Consider this field if you have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including active listening skills
  • Analytical thinking abilities
  • Strategic thinking abilities
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Statistical skills
  • Computer skills

Recent internships

Each year, more than 90% of business and accounting students complete internships. HRM students recently found internships at businesses that include:

  • Haworth
  • Gordon Food Service
  • HR Collaborative
  • Steelcase
  • Bissell

Course Requirements


  • Course code:
  • Credits:
  • Semester:
  • Department: