Human resource manager positions are essential across all industries, and are expected to grow by 8 percent from 2019-29.
Learn skills to support employees’ morale and well-being, while encouraging them to develop an increased commitment to their company and its overall goals.
Daemen's program has been named one of the best in the nation on Study.com’s 2019 list for the top 50 human resources programs in the country, making it the only college in the Buffalo Niagara region and one of three in New York State named to the list. Learn more
- Our Society for Human Resource Management’s aligned curriculum prepares students for the most important topics among business leaders today, including diversity ethics, and global management.
- Students are connected to human resources professionals currently working in the field through experienced faculty and shared events with the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association.
- Students participate in the Society for Human Resource Management affiliated student club in which they plan and host human resources related events.
- Program helps prepare graduates to take the Professional in Human Resources exam, which they may take after gaining two years of full-time exempt human resources work experience.
- Students are required to complete a three-credit (120 hour) internship in an HR related position and many are offered full-time positions upon graduation.
- Students present an HR related training class to students during our Academic Festival every spring. Previous topics have included ethical hiring practices, landing your first professional job, emotionally intelligent leadership and the dos and don’ts of background checks.
- Students are mentored to identify their personal interests and suitability for this specific career field.
- One-on-one career coaching guides students to prepare for specialization related internships and supports them in the job search process.
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HR professionals are employed in every industry and by essentially all medium to large sized companies. Daemen’s program prepares graduates to become leaders in the field that help both employees and businesses thrive.
Popular careers options include
- Staffing manager
- Human resources manager
- Equal employment opportunity specialist
- Human resources information systems specialist
- Employee relations manager
- Work/life coordinator
- Compensation and benefits manager
- Manager of training and development
- Labor relations manager
Kayla Clark, ’14
Business Administration, B.S. with human resource management specialization
HR Manager, Delaware North
Requirements for this specialization include courses in labor relations, international management, human resource management, a seminar in human resource management, and a three-credit business elective selected with advisor’s approval.
Students are provided with several opportunities to build their resumes. They are able to include SHRM club memberships, community service experiences, and 120 hours (or more) of professional work experience obtained through an internship. This will allow them to be more competitive when applying for jobs or graduate school.
Within four years, business administration majors can also earn a second degree in global and local sustainability. Students prepare to become business leaders and agents of change in important areas, including diversity, ethics, and global management.