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Human Resources and Related Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Human Resources Management

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    $63k

    Human Resources Management

    People are the lifeblood of organizations. Human resources (HR) managers are the professionals entrusted to build teams of people to execute organizational strategy. Their responsibilities are to understand employment relationships, improve corporate culture, increase employee productivity, and create great workplaces.

    Degree programs in human resources management (HRM) are founded on the basics of business. Foundational courses, therefore, include business math, economics, accounting, organizational behavior, and business information systems. More advanced classes cover finance, strategy, and consulting skills and focus on the HR functions of health and safety, compensation and benefits, training and development, recruitment and hiring, employee onboarding and retention, human resources management systems, performance measurement, HR planning, and labor relations and conflict management. In short, an HRM degree prepares students to deliver best practices in human resources, to work at the interface of people and business.

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  • Labor Relations

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $59k

    Labor Relations
  • Organizational Behavior

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $67k

    Organizational Behavior

    People and change are the constants within organizations in every sector and industry. Companies restructure. Technology evolves. Processes must adapt. Employees are required to learn new skills. Teams must integrate to work together more efficiently.

    Organizational behavior (OB) professionals possess the specialized skills to manage these changes and demands and keep the human side of business at the forefront of organizations. The relatively new discipline of organizational behavior studies the interaction between individuals and groups in organizations; how to predict and understand events; the influence of values, personality, and emotions on individual behavior; and the implications of specific behaviors on the organization.

    The organizational behavior major draws upon knowledge from psychology, sociology, management theory, and related fields. It addresses topics including communication and motivation, team dynamics, leadership, the role of politics and power, conflict and negotiation, organizational culture, and change management.

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