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. View article »

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Top human resource management programs in the United States share many attributes, including a strong focus on leadership, an emphasis on research, a variety of specializations, and high esteem conferred by national ranking organizations. Training in human resource management can typically be found at university-based business schools that offer specialized degrees in business management, such as the four nationally ranked institutions featured in this video. Areas of specialization and coursework may include topics in employment and placement, benefits administration, employee training, or labor relations.

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI

The University of Michigan ranked #27 among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2017. 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. The university also has a human resources department, which provides financial services for the school.

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania tied for eighth among national universities and was determined the top Ivy League school for doctoral research for students studying abroad. 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 focused on human resource and organizational management.

University of California - Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

The University of California in Berkeley tied for #20 among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report'. Among Berkeley's 170 academic programs and departments is the Haas School of Business' human resource undergraduate program that covers the foundations of the field. Students can also pursue an MBA with several management-related concentrations, as well as electives in personnel and organizational management.

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Indiana University in Bloomington, IN

Indiana University was ranked #86 among national universities on U.S. News and World Report's 2017 list. In addition, IU's online MBA program was ranked #3 in the nation by the organization. Through its School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IU-Bloomington offers an on-campus program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. The program includes 12 carefully curated foundational forces.

Top Human Resource Management Schools

The following list of schools also provide top-rated programs in human resource management.

School Name Distinction Location
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Houses the MIT Center for Digital Business Cambridge, MA
New York University Provides an intensive career development program New York, NY
University of Arizona Gives students the opportunity to study at its prestigious Honors College Tucson, AZ
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Offers several study abroad programs Chapel Hill, NC
University of Texas at Austin Features a business honors program Austin, TX
University of Virginia in Charlottesville Offers 12-month certificate program Charlottesville, VA

You'll find that human resource management programs are offered both at the undergraduate and graduate level at many universities. Many schools offer the opportunity to focus your studies in areas such as labor relations, benefits administration, employment, and placement and employee training.

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