Top Schools for Human Resource Management

Learn about programs in human resource management, which can be found at the undergraduate or graduate level. Read about the degree options at four of the top schools, and find a table that highlights what's unique about other schools in the U.S. that provide training in human resource management.

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School Overview

Training in human resource management can typically be found at university-based business schools that offer specialized degrees in business management, such as the three nationally ranked institutions featured below. Areas of specialization and coursework may include topics in employment and placement, benefits administration, employee training or labor relations.

1. University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI

School Highlight: University has a Human Resources department which provides financial services for the school.

The University of Michigan ranked #29 among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2015. The university's Ross School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in management and organization, which focus on developing the leadership and resource management skills of their students.

2. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: The university ranks as the number one Ivy League school for doctoral/research for the number of students studying abroad.

As designated by U.S. News & World Report in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania ranked #8 among national universities. The university houses the Wharton School, the oldest business school in the U.S., through which students can pursue an undergraduate degree in business management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program geared towards human resource and organizational management.

3. University of California - Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

School Highlight: Berkeley offers 170 academic programs and departments.

The University of California in Berkeley ranked #20 among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2015. The Haas School of Business offers an undergraduate business program that covers the foundations of human resource management. Students can also pursue an MBA program that offers concentrations in different management-related areas, as well as electives in personnel and organizational management.

Top Human Resource Management Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Indiana University - Bloomington 12 courses offered in Human Resource Management Major Bloomington, IN
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Houses the MIT Center for Digital Business Cambridge, MA
New York University Intensive career development program New York, NY
University of Arizona Students can study at the Honors College Tucson, AZ
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Offers several study abroad programs Chapel Hill, NC
University of Texas at Austin Business honors program Austin, TX
University of Virginia Offers 12-month certificate program Charlottesville, VA
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