The human resources management major prepares students for careers in management and in human resources. The human resource approach to managing people focuses on benefiting organizations in two significant ways: by increasing organizational effectiveness and productivity, and by satisfying employees' needs.
Students are prepared to become generalists in human resources or to specialize in areas such as organization development, training and development, labor relations, and compensation and benefits. Students learn specific concepts and skills that are important and valuable in today's rapidly changing business environments.
Students are advised to take at least one Cooperative (Co-op) field work experience. These Co-op experiences are available in major business and nonprofit organizations and allow students to learn more about specific areas within human resources. Co-ops are available for credit during the regular school year and during the summer months.
While most students choose this major to become human resources professionals, others do so to better prepare themselves for careers in the general field of management. All of the business major programs at Cabrini include a common business core which recognizes the 'enterprise' nature of today's business world that integrates the various strategic areas of business.
ConcentrationsStudents will find the use of a concentration or minor as a way to further customize the human resources management major in response to specific employment markets, such as the nonprofit sector or government agencies, or as a method of broadening their knowledge in the international arena or in the management of information.
Special RequirementsStudents transferring into the marketing program from another college must complete a minimum of 18 Cabrini College Business Department credits, 15 credits of which must be 300-level or above marketing courses.