The human resources management major provides students with an understanding of human resource processes. Specifically, organizational-entry strategies, human resource development, and reward systems are emphasized. Job-relevant skills in team building, leadership, conflict management, and meeting skills are also learned. Upon graduation, students are able to assist in various human resource roles, including: recruitment and selection activities, evaluation of a firm’s current and future training needs, implementation of training and development programs, implementation of a compensation and benefits program, and design and implementation of a firm’s planned change initiative.

The human resources management curriculum in the School of Business is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM’s stated goal is “to provide colleges and universities a resource for tracking HR curricula against a common, minimum skill set needed by employers who seek to fill HR professional positions.” St. John Fisher University’s HRMG program is the only undergraduate program in the region recognized by SHRM as aligning with their curriculum standards. Only 188 traditional programs in the U.S. have been awarded this distinction.

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