Human Resource Management

In today’s economy, it is essential that aspiring HR professionals receive more than just a general business education. They need the specific skills and awareness needed to keep up with a rapidly evolving area that every major corporation is becoming increasingly focused on.

Key Contributors & Instructors

All of the Human Resource Management courses offered were developed and are taught within the business department at Tiffin University. Founded in 1888, Tiffin has an incredibly strong track record of delivering quality education to students. Furthermore, Tiffin has vast experience in providing distance education and has invested in classroom technology, 24 hour IT services, and other key areas intended to lead to positive learning outcomes for off-campus students. 

Tiffin University’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.


About the Major

When conducting meetings with large scale employers throughout the country, we learned a very simple truth: companies want well-rounded graduates that have received a diverse education but can also perform a specific skill at a high level. Employers are well aware that the best employees are those who can think critically, learn quickly, problem solve, strategize, and operate with degrees of freedom within the business. However, their hiring needs at the entry-level are increasingly specialized – they need employees who can perform specific tasks reliably from day one.

The Rize Human Resource Management major is structured to fulfill both of these desired specifications. This program is designed to first and foremost provide students with a strong and well-rounded knowledge base of business and business concepts. Once this foundation is built, students will then move onto courses strictly focused on delivering tangible and sought after skills in Human Resource Management. This learning path then culminates in a capstone course, where students gain hands-on experience in the type of work they will perform in a professional setting, allowing them to hone their skills and create a portfolio that can be shared with potential employers. By educating students in this manner, our goal is to create graduates who have the pedigree to get hired, the skillset to make an impact in their field on day one, and the knowledge base to continue learning, improving, and keeping up with the inevitable shifts of the labor market for years to come.

This curriculum was developed with the help of Tiffin University and is based largely on its current offering in Human Resource Management. After hearing that Human Resources was an area that employers were interested in hiring recent college graduates for, we worked with Tiffin to put together an illustrative major in Human Resource Management that would be compatible with most business degrees. This initial draft was then adjusted based on conversations with industry professionals, who provided help in determining which courses delivered the skills most desired in today’s labor market. Going forward, we will continue to look to HR professionals to help us tweak this curriculum based on current industry trends.

Why It Matters

Median Salary of $113,300

And demand for HR managers is expected to grow faster than most other fields over the next 10 years

This is not by accident – as advancements are made in best practices and new technologies within Human Resource Departments, companies are willing to pay up to find the most talented individuals available, as they recognize the value of having highly talented people in those positions.

Business degree is no longer enough

As the role of an HR professional within the workforce continues to evolve, students will need to adapt their skill sets in order to land these lucrative and prestigious positions. 

 In today’s economy, it is essential that aspiring HR professionals receive training and experience in coordinating the administrative functions of an organization, hiring and training employees, handling inter-company disputes, working with HR software, and other skills that will be important to their job on day one.

Implementable Major

This 4-course series can be seamlessly integrated into most existing business departments’ core curricula

It provides most colleges with the ability to begin offering a key skill for the modern economy to their current students without having to change anything about how they currently teach business.

4 Courses. 12 credit hours.

Enough for virtually any existing Business Dept. to start a full-fledged Human Resources major or minor.

Total Compensation Management

Training and Development

Human Resource Risk Management

Employment and Labor Law