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Human Resource Program

The NIU Department of Management offers a B.S. degree that prepares graduates for careers in human resource management. Graduates with an area of study in human resource management have:

Mastered the functional areas of human resource management
Developed interpersonal and leadership skills
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Developed skills in decision making, leadership, and computer applications
Achieved human resource management proficiency for entry-level positions through course work and professional experiences, which include internships, guest lecture presentations, and visits with business organizations.
Northern's College of Business is ranked among the best in the U.S., as certified by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The result is a well prepared, hard working, goal oriented human resource management professional.

Job Readiness
Organizations hiring NIU's graduates trained in human resource management include such firms as Amoco, AT&T, Borg Warner, Grainger, Chicago Tribune Companies, Frito-Lay, GTE, Ingersol Rand, Motorola, Allstate, Honeywell, NI Gas, Sears, Sundstrand, and many more. Our students have served as interns with such companies as: AT&T, Chicago Tribune Companies, Eddie Bauer, Micro Switch, Sundstrand, Kohler, Allstate, Motorola, and more.

Human resource management students are typically employed in the following positions:

Compensation and benefits specialist
Employee assistance specialist
Training staff specialist
Human resource assistant
Corporate/company recruiter
Training and development specialist
Labor representative
Program coordinator
Affirmative Action/EEO officer
Professional recruiter
Employment representative