The Human Capital Management program will help meet growing national and regional needs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10-year growth rate for human resource managers of 7.1%, which is just above the national average. Pennsylvania ranks in the top ten nationally among states by the number of human resource (HR) professionals employed and for the median salary of HR professionals. Four of the top five states and regions in terms of average compensation (the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey), are in our college's regional recruiting area. The Bureau of Labor statistics notes that (a) degrees in human resource/capital management are preferred given the professional specific knowledge and (b) little on-the-job training is available.
HCM will prepare undergraduate students for rewarding careers. Because of its emphasis on applied interdisciplinary problem solving, the School of Business Administration is able to prepare students who will be competitive for jobs in companies and organizations across many different sectors. Professional societies recommend that any employer with more than 100 employees or volunteers have a dedicated HR professional. Potential job titles for program graduates include: HR Manager, HR Business Partner, HR Coordinator, Compensation Specialist, Benefits Specialist, Employee Relations Specialist, Trainer, Recruiter, Human Resource Information Systems Specialist, Payroll Coordinator, Unemployment Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Auditor, Vice President of HR, Chief Diversity Officer, Chief People Officer.