Career Opportunities for Majors in Human Resource Management


A Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a joint degree from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). It is a multidisciplinary major that draws heavily from business strategy, psychology, economics, and sociology. The School of Management and Labor Relations is renowned across the country for its most cited faculty, prolific research and student achievements. SMLR faculty members have received their PhDs from a variety of prestigious schools, including Harvard, Cornell, the University of California Berkeley and Michigan State. With their expertise and the school’s offerings, the Human Resource Management program is the choice for studying work, organizations and workforce issues.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management gives students the knowledge and skills to:

• Help organizations get the most value from their employees

• Help managers understand how to lead their employees most effectively

• Help employees understand how to succeed in the modern organization

Entry level workers who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in HRM usually enter formal or on-the-job training programs. Later, they may advance to a managerial position, overseeing a major element of the human resource function. A master's degree or higher is desirable for individuals seeking these and general top management positions.

Many HRM alumni choose to pursue master's degrees in human resource management, business, industrial relations or law. The School of Management and Labor Relations offers two HRM graduate degrees: the Master of Human Resource Management and the PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR). The PhD program is composed of courses taught by faculty from SMLR’s Human Resource Management and Labor Studies and Employment Relations Departments, while the Master’s program is solely taught by faculty from the Human Resource Management Department.

Regardless of your career choice, each program provides a competitive advantage. You can increase your marketability further through internships, responsible work experience, academic performance, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

The following information is typical of HRM program graduates.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Benefits Administrator Employment Counselor Management Trainee
Compensation Analyst Human Resources Coordinator Recruiter
Consultant Human Resources Generalist Recruiting Coordinator
Customer Service Manager Labor Relations Specialist Training Specialist

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Colleges/Universities Manufacturing Firms Telecommunications Firms
Consulting Firms Media Firms Transportation Companies
Health Care Producers Nonprofit Organizations Utility Companies
Hospitality Organizations Publishing companies Wholesale/Retail Operations
Insurance Companies Research Firms
Investment Firms Technology Firms
Government Agencies
Government Agencies (Federal, State, County & Local)

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Human Resource Management

Organization Job Title
Ingersoll Rand Accelerated Development Program
Chanel Inc. Benefits and Compensation Coordinator
Burlington Coat Factory HR
Dow Jones & Co HR Generalist
JP Morgan Chase HR Analyst
New York City Economic Development Corporation HR Coordinator
GenScript USA Inc HR Specialist
Verizon HRLDP
General Electric HRLDP
Johnson & Johnson HRLDP
Bayada Nurses Human Resource & Recruiting
Morgan Stanley Human Resource Analyst
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Human Resource Management

Rutgers University Career Services Director
Avaya Global Recruitment Lead
Cenlar FSB HR Generalist
BASF HR PDP University Recruitment
IBM HRVP Global Technology Services
General Electric Human Resources Manager
Colgate Manager Global Recruitment
Rutgers University Program Manager
Scholastic Senior Compensation Analyst
CSAV SVP Human Resources
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Business Business Administration Concentration In Human Resource Management
Boston University Public Policy Communication
City University of New York
Cornell MA Labor Relations
Cuny York Other Criminal Law
Drexel University MBA Human Resources
Michigan State MA Human Resources Labor Relations
New York University Human Resource Management HR Specialist
New York University Human Resource Management Human Resource Management
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Additionally, you may:


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