Department of Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management Department recognizes that a company’s people are its ultimate product and strategic advantage. Consequently, we acknowledge the necessity of creating synergies between the human side and business side of the enterprise.


The Human Resource Management (HRM) major prepares students for careers in human resource (HR) management and general management. Increasingly, organizations are hiring well-trained professionals to recruit, develop, manage, and retain their most valuable business asset – human capital. The Human Resource Management department prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed for the strategic and interpersonal management of company employees.

Typical first jobs for Human Resource Management majors include corporate recruiter, employee relations specialist, compensation analyst, corporate trainer, HR generalist, and management trainee. Typical jobs held five-ten years out include HR director, staffing manager, compensation manager, training manager, and employee relations director.

Human Resource Management majors are expected to become involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Guest speakers, networking events, internships and co-ops, and other career development activities and are just a few benefits of joining. There are two student SHRM chapters, one at Main Campus and the other at Ambler. The Main Campus chapter office is located in Alter Hall 333C. For more information, contact Andrea Brooks-Lopez at 215-204-4226, or the SHRM office at 215-204-1626. For Ambler, contact Ken Riemer at or the SHRM Main office.

In addition to SHRM, the HRM Department also invites all majors to join our student chapter of Net Impact or Student Professional Sales Organizations (PSO). For information on Net Impact go to their web site or contact faculty advisor Lynne Andersson at 215-204-5088, For more information on PSO, go to their web site ( or contact faculty advisor Tony Petrucci at 215-204-8138,

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Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.