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Human Resource Management

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Academics / Departments & Programs / Business / AcademicsHuman Resource Management

Degree Overview

It’s no secret: we are passionate about business and people. As Christians, we’re dedicated to excellence in human resource management—and to the biblical concepts of truth and grace.

We’re also passionate about your future. That means we give you hands-on projects with real-world clients. And we can set you up with internships and jobs using our vast network of connections.

When you graduate from Calvin University, you’ll be confident in your purpose and your skills.

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Program Distinctives

Dynamic field - Human resource management isn’t the same as it was ten years ago—and our program has more than kept pace. Get the latest skills you’ll need to become an HR professional in today’s market.
Practical experience - Internships and consulting experience are built into the human resource management program. Before you graduate, you’ll start building your résumé with real, career-relevant work at one of Grand Rapids’ many businesses.
Study abroad - As a human resource management major, you can study abroad and still graduate in four years. Calvin business students can spend an interim or full semester studying business in places like Hungary, India, China, and Germany.
Stretch yourself - In student organizations like HR Club, you can network with fellow students and business professionals while you put what you’re learning into practice in real-world situations.
Connected faculty - Calvin’s business faculty bring a wealth of business experience to their teaching. You’ll form personal relationships with professors who know the field well and who want you to succeed in it.

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