Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Develop and maintain company relationships.

Gain the skills required to find and recruit employees, train staff, create an inclusive and diverse workplace, negotiate salaries and compensation and work with labor leaders and unions. Human resource (HR) managers perform a number of tasks, including matching skills to job requirements, developing fair compensation practices, appraising employees' performance levels, developing employees' skills and abilities through training and career planning and implementing productivity improvement programs. The human resources management emphasis prepares students for careers in human resources by covering such topics as recruiting, staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, evaluation, compensation, career planning, safety and health, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and labor relations. 

Potential Careers

Average Salary
Outlook Through 2028
Number of New Jobs Through 2028

Human Resource Director








Labor Relation Specialist




Benefit Administrator




Risk Manager




Leadership Development Specialist




Organizational Development Specialist




Training/Development Manager




Human Resource Consultant




Human Resource Information System Manager




Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why study an entrepreneurship minor at UCCS?

  1. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  2. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  3. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  4. Community Support

    UCCS offers a various ways to connect and engage across campus. The College of Business sponsors several business-oriented clubs and organizations, including the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

HR Management Faculty Spotlight
Jill Bradley-Geist, Ph.D.
Jill Bradley-Geist received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Tulane University. Her two main research focuses are 1) managing workplace diversity and 2) individual differences as they relate to employee selection, job performance, and employee well-being. Her research has been published in top-tier journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.