About the Major

In this major, you will study issues that affect people at work. The topics include recruitment and training, performance management, pay and benefits, labor, health, and safety. You are a casting director who helps to place the right people in the right job within a company, and then you develop the culture and compensation packages to keep them motivated. You also complete a broad range of business courses designed to help you understand what companies need to move forward and what criteria your particular workplace might be looking for in candidates.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: communication, training, development, recruiting, and analysis.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Effective negotiations
  • Employee benefits
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Managing behavior in organizations
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Training, development, and salary administration

Possible Careers

  • Consultant*
  • Human resources manager
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Mediator*
  • Organizational developer*
  • Recruiter
  • Generalist

*These career options require additional training or education.

Where could I work?

  • Chamber of commerce
  • Indiana State Personnel Department
  • Financial institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Health care facilities
  • Higher education

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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