Human Resources Management Major
Human resources management involves the effective management, development, and deployment of an organization’s greatest asset: its people. The field has been transformed by the greater use of analytics and the diversification of a global talent pool.
To succeed in this environment, the Pitt Business Human Resources major prepares students to become both good managers of people and good users of data. We equip students with strong business, technical, and professional competencies that balance their qualitative and quantitative skills. On the quantitative side, we incorporate HR analytics into every course taught in the program. Students are taught how to collect, interpret, and implement data in order to make strategic HR decisions that create a competitive advantage for the organization. Through the extensive use of Microsoft Excel and Tableau, students develop the capability to understand the implications of prescriptive analytics and human capital management.
As part of the school’s commitment to experience-based learning, Pitt Business HR students have the opportunity to complete real-world projects in their classes. Global companies in Pittsburgh work directly with our faculty to develop these unique projects, which incorporate organizational challenges in people analytics, workplace diversity, and training and development. Students put HR theory into practice, and have the opportunity to present their findings to company executives.
The Pitt Business HR major is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum. Students are eligible to take the SHRM CP Exam program, which provides a significant competitive advantage on the job market.