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What will I learn?

The study of Human Resource Management includes the study of labour laws, management development, wage and salary administration, organizational planning, employment compliance, and contract negotiation.

Human resource managers are the epitome of "people" persons. You can think of them as casting directors who help put the right people in the right job, and then develop the culture and compensation packages to keep them motivated.

Kelley human resource management graduates often pursue the following career paths:

  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Training Specialist

Living in a thriving metropolis like Indianapolis, you'll have ample opportunities to intern, volunteer and help real companies tackle actual human resource challenges.

This program is designed for students whose career objectives lie in the field of personnel management. From its early beginnings as a staff function involving the maintenance of records and the administration of benefit programs, personnel administration has grown to encompass the total development and deployment of human resources in organizations.

While company titles may vary from vice president of industrial relations to vice president for organization planning and development, few firms of any size or consequence today do not have a human resource management specialist reporting directly to the company’s highest level. This practice reflects the awareness that the people who work in an organization are its greatest asset.

For this reason, the curriculum in human resource management is designed to acquaint the student with modern personnel management in its broadest sense. Included are both the traditional areas of personnel administration and labor relations (such as employment, management development, wage and salary administration, organizational planning, and contract negotiation) and developments in the behavioral sciences that have implications for a complete human resource management program.

The objectives at the undergraduate level are to provide students with the broad spectrum of knowledge they need for a career in organizational leadership, to prepare them for a career in human resource management, and to encourage and develop interest in further study and research in this area.

Which department am I in?

Kelley School of Business

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$33,347.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment; No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI. We look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average or above average grades, with strong grades in math and science.

For international students

Students must have earned a diploma from an accredited high school before you enroll at IUPUI.


  • • TOEFL 80+
  • • IELTS 6.5+
  • Students scoring TOEFL 60+ or IELTS 5.5+ are eligible for admission but should anticipate taking additional English for Academic Purposes courses along with their academic program.

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