Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management at UT Dallas
Join a broad and challenging field with universal job demand.
Talent tops the list.
You will help cultivate an environment in which people choose to stay because they are able to thrive personally and professionally.
Every year, many business publications survey chief executive officers about their biggest challenges. Consistently, concerns about acquiring and retaining talent are at the top of the list. CEOs recognize that without the necessary talent it will be impossible to achieve the goals set for their organizations.
Meeting this consistent challenge is the job of human resource management. HR is the supply chain for talent. You will ensure the business has the right people, at the right time, in the right place, and with the right skills needed to execute the business strategy.
As an HR professional, you will perform the crucial role of sourcing, hiring and developing this talent.Explore the Bachelor’s in HRM curriculum.
Be in high demand.
Leaders across industries recognize the importance of focusing on acquiring talent. As a consequence, the human resource management profession is growing fast.
7%The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked HR manager the 35th fastest-growing among 800 occupations. HR jobs will grow at 7% annually, faster than the 5.2% for all occupations.
Part of this high demand is due to the fact that human resource management is an integral part of organizations across all industries. As a result, your HR skillset is transferable from one industry to another.
Further, HR professionals can either specialize, for example, go into recruiting, compensation, training, employee relations, and more.
Or they can rotate through various positions on the way to becoming a generalist. Generalists usually find employment in public and private organizations. On the other side, you can find specialists in both organizations and consultancies.Explore your possible HR career paths.
In April 2019, I had the amazing opportunity to represent the Society for Human Resource Management chapter at UT Dallas and the Jindal School’s BS in Human Resource Management program, along with Shriya Bahri, Yen Dang, and Nickole Selensky, at the 2019 TXSHRM Student Games, hosted by Baylor University.
I joined the BS in Human Resource Management program at UTD because I wanted to make a difference in organizations, people’s lives and my career. Events like DallasHR’s HRStars Gala allow HR professionals to get together and celebrate their accomplishments and the impact they have had within the industry.
The first time I attended the HR Southwest Conference, I made a point to attend as many educational sessions as possible. Some were very beneficial in giving real-world information about certain subjects such as upcoming laws related to employment and relevant changes in legislation.
A Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management offers unlimited choices for someone who desires an engaging business career.
You will not have to sit in a cubicle or in front of a spreadsheet all day. A successful HR professional monitors the organization as a whole. But also, centers focus on its people and the environment in which they operate. You need:
- hands-on fact finding
- real-time problem-solving
- and direct evaluation.
Which you cannot do from a cube or office.
HR professionals must solve complicated and usually unstructured issues. Instead of simple, quick fixes, the solutions derived must balance the interests of employees, the organization, the customers, and other stakeholders.
At the same time, HR professionals find themselves at the crossroads of technology and data. Technology has reduced the drudgery of administrative work and created big data solutions. Organizations use HR analytics to make better, data-driven decisions about people and people systems.See how you can get involved as an HR student
Join a SHRM-affiliated program.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recognizes the UT Dallas Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management program its alignment with its curriculum guidelines.
SHRMSHRM is the leading professional association in human resources. As a result, you will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in HRM. You will be eligible to take the SHRM-CP certification exam during your senior year. (Students graduating from non-aligned programs must wait one to two years after graduation before taking the exam.)
To aid in this, UT Dallas offers the SHRM certification preparation course as an elective. In effect, you can earn 3 hours of credit preparing for the Certified Professional exam. You can graduate with a degree in human resource management and your SHRM-CP certification in hand. This will have a significant advantage in the job market for you as a new HR professional.
You can see the relevance of HR certifications in your growth. While less prevalent at lower levels, more than half of those in VP-level jobs are credentialed. Further, HR certifications grow in value over time and with each advanced level.
Employment Screening Coordinator Intern, Southwest Airlines Human Resources – Compliance Intern, Southwest Airlines
The UT Dallas BS in Human Resource Management degree program has provided me with a foundation to start my dream career in human resources.
HR Project Analyst, Baylor Scott & White Health
During my time at UTD in the BS in Human Resource Management program I made great connections and was provided with relevant information.
HR and Accounting Administrator, R. Triplett Construction
I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge in human resource management.
Senior Coordinator, HR, H-E-B
Management Intern, H-E-B
The BS in Human Resource Management (HRM) program at UT Dallas introduced me to a field of passionate professionals who want to make the workplace better.
Human Resources Assistant, Dentsply Sirona
Summer Scholar – Human Capital Business Analyst Intern, Deloitte
The HRM program at UTD played a key role in setting me up for success post-graduation. The instructors are highly qualified and have vast experience in field.
Cloud Analyst, Oracle
The HRM program was an excellent catapult for my career. The comprehensive curriculum accompanied by exceptional professors and mentors prepared me for my career in consulting.
BS in Human Resource Management Student
The BS in Human Resource Management program provided me with a wide variety of classes taught by professors who are experienced in the field
Senior HR Assistant, Amazon
During my time here, there has been no dearth of opportunities to network, learn and participate in the Dallas HR space.
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