Why earn a human resource management degree?

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Dec. 15
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An organization is only as strong as the people who work for it. As a graduate of our Human Resource Management program, you'll be prepared to carry out the critical tasks of recruiting, selecting, compensating, training and appraising employees. And as a student in our Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, you'll learn how HR fits into the big picture of running an organization — because the decision-making and planning that go into ensuring your staff shines needs to work seamlessly with other aspects.

AACSB Accredited Degree


This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

Human Resources Major at UND

  • Gain insight from industry leaders through our Executive-in-Residence program, which brings working professionals into the classroom.

  • Network with human resource professionals through student organizations such as Sigma Iota Epsilon and the Society for Human Resource Management.

  • Get a nationally competitive educational experience at one of the few human resources programs in the Upper Midwest (and the largest business school in North Dakota).

  • Access modern, student-focused facilities, including a computer lab, career development center and advising center specifically for business students.

  • HR courses follow guidelines established by the Society for Human Resource Management.

What can you do with a human resources degree?


Median salary for human resource managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected number of new jobs in human resource management by 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

You'll graduate with the skills to move directly into responsible positions in human resource management. Some human resources degree jobs options include:

  • Human resource manager
  • Operations management
  • Recruiting manager
  • Employee relations manager

When You Major in Human Resource Management

A Human Resource Management degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Industrial Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Management Training
  • Onboarding
  • Time Management Training

UND Human Resource Management Alumni

Human Resource Management alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Altru Health Care
  • Centracare Health
  • Meridian Health Services Corporation
  • Robert Hall International, Inc.
  • Scheels All Sports, Inc.
  • U.S. Bancorp

HR Management Course Options

Learning to Lead

Emily Kuennen met with city leadership to learn more about human resources.