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What will I learn?

What is Human Resource Management?

How an organization manages its human assets – its talent – may be the single most important factor in sustained competitive success. Human resource management requires attracting, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce within an organization. Human resource management professionals forecast human resource needs to recruit and select individuals to match job requirements. They also develop training programs, performance appraisal procedures, and compensation systems.

The management of human capital is critical to the success of an organization. The Human Resource Management major prepares students to assume positions as human resource generalists and specialists. The major develops a student’s competencies in forecasting human resource needs as well as the recruitment, selection, training, and development of employees. Human resource managers are also involved in designing performance appraisal systems, developing compensation and benefit programs, monitoring employee health and safety, and establishing cooperative working relationships with organized labor, all of which are covered in the coursework. The human resource management curriculum also addresses analyzing current labor force trends, treating employees fairly, encouraging diversity, and understanding the foundations of employment law. All students in the program complete at least one internship.

Career Opportunities in Human Resource Management

Human resource management majors are in demand in a variety of business sectors, including manufacturing, retailing, banking, transportation, technology, health care, and hospitality, as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations.

High School Preparation

High school students should follow a college preparatory curriculum and take their high school’s recommended courses in Math, English, and Foreign Language. Appropriate electives include any business courses, as well as courses in computer software applications and written and oral communication. The Haslam College of Business further encourages all high school students to 1) explore international business issues and opportunities, 2) participate in student organizations and clubs, and 3) volunteer in their community.

Which department am I in?

Haslam College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,988.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

January 2022

Venue

Haslam College of Business

453 Haslam Business Building,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 70
  • Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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