Human resources is a vital component to every business, non-profit and institution. Today, more leaders across the globe are placing additional emphasis and value on the critical importance that an individual in human resources can have on a company’s success.
WPU’s accelerated, online human resources management program will equip you with the skills to select talent, assess prospects’ human capital potential, develop and reward employees and address employee conflicts to unlock the collective human potential in your organizations.
Human Resources is an excellent career for empathetic people who enjoy working collaboratively, developing strategy, and are highly organized. The WPU Human Resources Management program delves into a variety of topics, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention, employee benefits, compensation, rewards, learning, training and development, performance management, workforce planning, leadership development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, employment law and labor relations and strategic HR planning.
Careers for a Human Resources Degree
Graduates will be prepared for roles as HR managers and specialists in compensation and benefits, recruitment and staffing, training and development, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, employee relations and more. You will work across every industry and sector, including business, education, government, the military, arts and entertainment, and nonprofits. Graduates will also be prepared to further their expertise by obtaining a master’s degree or certification with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Ranked 35th out of 800 occupations based on the employment projection and job growth data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and scored by The Wall Street Journal, a professional in Human Resources will enjoy working in one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States.
Q: I’m nervous about trying to take classes and work full-time.
A: We get it! That’s why our program is flexible and convenient to your needs. Our courses are offered asynchronously, and the entire program can be completed fully online. You’ll have an academic support coach to help you every step of the way.
Q: I want to take some classes on campus. Can I do that?
A: Yes, some on-campus courses are available. Ask our admissions team for more details.
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