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Department of Management and Marketing

Concentration in Human Resource Management

Do you have strong interpersonal skills and an interest in working with people?  Human Resource Management may be an excellent career choice for you!

Human Resource Managers plan and direct the recruiting, selection, hiring, and orientation process for new employees.  Many are involved in developing compensations plans or administering employee benefits, or in planning and delivering employee training.  Some HR managers specialize in labor relations with unions. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2014-15 forecasts that over 13,000 NEW HR jobs will become available by 2022, a growth of 13% compared to 2012. Salaries vary widely according to position responsibilties, area of the country, and experience levels.  Visit salary.com at http://www1.salary.com/Human-Resources-Salaries.html for details.

The LSUS concentration in Human Resource Management features four courses, focused on staffing, compensation, training and development, and an elective of the student's choice.  Elective options include Personnel Law, International HRM, and an internship in the HRM department of a local firm. The LSUS HRM concentration has been evaluated by the professional Society for Human Resource Management, and found to align full with SHRM's Curriculum Guidebook and Templates

LSUS has a very active student SHRM chapter which in 2014 was awarded a National Superior Merit Award for the fourth year in row!  Visit the SHRM club web page for information on club activities and details on how to join. Dr. Felice Williams is the faculty advisor to SHRM.