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What Can I Do With This Major 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) .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
ADA, a Warner Music Group company Marketing Intern

ADP Major Account Services- Implementation

AT&T Universal Agent

AT&T Human Resource Intern

AXA Equitable Human Resource

Accrete Group, LLC Social Media

Altantic Records Human Resource Management Internship

Atlantic Records Human Resources Internship

Atlantic Records Human Resource Assistant

Atlantic Records HR Intern

Atlantic Records Human Resources Intern

Atlantic Records Corp Spring 2014 NY HR Intern

Audible Inc. Human Resource Intern

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) University Recruiting and Information Technology Intern

Barnes & Noble Distribution Center Human Resources Intern

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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Human Resource Management
Organization Job Title
BASF Professional Development Program

Bayada Nurses Human Resource & Recruiting

Bristol-Myers Squibb Human Resources

Burlington Coat Factory HR


Chanel Inc. Benefits and Compensation Coordinator

Dow Jones & Co HR Generalist

GenScript USA Inc HR Specialist

Ingersoll Rand Accelerated Development Program

JP Morgan Chase HR Analyst

Morgan Stanley Human Resource Analyst

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Human Resource Management
Avaya Global Recruitment Lead

BASF HR PDP University Recruitment

CSAV SVP Human Resources

Cenlar FSB HR Generalist

Colgate Manager Global Recruitment

General Electric Human Resources Manager

IBM HRVP Global Technology Services

Ingersoll Rand Talent Acquisition Manager

Reckitt Benckiser Talent Acquisition Analyst

Rutgers University Career Services Director

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Cornell MA Labor Relations

Drexel University MBA Human Resources

Michigan State MA Human Resources Labor Relations

Ohio State MA Labor and Human Resources

Rutgers University MA Human Resources

University of Illinois MA Human Resources and Industrial Relations

University of Minnesota MA Human Resources and Industrial Relations

Villanova MS Human Resource

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