Human Resource Management

Career options for our human resource management graduates reach into every segment of the world economy. In our program, you'll keep pace with the dynamic world of business and use a state-of-the art building and labs to explore human resource functions such as recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance, management, work environment and change management, compensation, benefits, labor relations and employee safety and health. You'll also find an opportunity for an unparalleled international experience that will help you discover new ways of doing business.

Program Highlights

  • Human resource management majors complete Herberger Business School's core program of accounting, economics, mathematics, communication, law, ethics and financial principles.
  • Students gain skill sets in recruitment and staffing, employee development, total reward systems and labor relations.
  • Students network with business leaders through the Central Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management (CMSHRM), and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association (TCHRA).
  • The human resources program prepares students to take SHRM's Assurance of Learning assessment for graduates of HR degree programs.

Program Distinctions

  • Herberger Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. The Business School has been accredited for more than 45 years.
  • The Human Resource program was one of the first in the United States to be confirmed through the academic initiative of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being aligned with SHRM's guidebook and templates for human resources curriculum.
  • St. Cloud State's SHRM student chapter consistently receives the Superior Merit Award or Outstanding Merit Award from the national SHRM organization.
  • Notable alumna: Akash Sen '03, MBA, is talent director at Saatchi & Saatchi, a global advertising agency with offices in 76 nations.

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Recruiter/Talent Acquisition
  • Benefits Specialist/Employee Wellness
  • Employee Relations/Equal Opportunity Officer
  • Management Consultant/Analyst
  • General Manager/Administrator
  • Employment Law 

University Facts & Stats

  • 95% of Management graduates employed

  • 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

  • 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service

  • Tobacco-free campus since 2012

  • Among Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 

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