Why Study Human Resource Management?
The most important resource any business has at its disposal is its employees. Ideas and innovation come from people, and as such, every company needs a strong Human Resources department to oversee and develop a diverse pool of human talent.
If you consider yourself to be a people-person with strong communication skills and a keen eye for detail, then the human resources field could be right for you. HR representatives deal with a variety of employee needs, including interviewing, maintaining employee records, job training, payroll, and employee relations.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor estimates that the human resources field will grow 21 percent from 2010-2020. It has never been a better time to start your education for a future career in HR.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
Academic excellence is the foundation of Purdue Northwest. We offer an environment that will contribute to your success, including small class sizes taught by expert, dedicated faculty and opportunities for research and hands-on learning, to name a few.
Employers of our Graduates
- Alverno Labs
- US Steel
- Community Hospital
- ArcelorMittal USA
- Peoples Bank
- Saco Industries
- Internal Revenue Service
- Portage Township Schools
- Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC (Law Firm)
- Homeland Security
- Ameristar Casino
- Schneider Logistics
- Edward Jones Investments
- Human Resource Managers
Median Salary: $99,180
- Compensation Managers
Median Salary: $89,270
- Human Resource Specialist
Median Salary: $52,690
- Safety Specialist
Median Salary: $64,660
Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB).
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The College of Business offers several scholarships.
- The Future Leaders Scholarship
- The Study Abroad Scholarship
- The Dean’s Scholarship
Society for Human Resource Management (Hammond)
Business Leadership Society (Westville)
Our clubs are committed to the personal and professional growth of our student members. The purpose of this organization is to help students gain exposure to the Human Resources field by incorporating classroom knowledge with real world experience.
- OBHR 42600 Training & Managerial Development
- OBHR 43000 Labor Relations
- OBHR 43100 Human Resource Management
- OBHR 43300 Staffing Organizations
- OBHR 43400 Benefits Administration
- OBHR 43500 Compensation Management
- OBHR 43600 Collective Bargaining
- OBHR 44800 HRIS Systems
- OBHR 44400 Leadership
- OBHR 42700 Occupational Safety and Health
- OBHR 43900 Employment Law
- OBHR 49000 Research Experience