Daytime Degree Programs: Human Resources Management at University of Mount Olive

Program Description

Human resource management (HRM) is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's most valued assets — the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. The terms "human resource management" and "human resources" (HR) have largely replaced the term "personnel management" as a description of the processes involved in managing people in organizations. In simple words, human resource management means employing people, developing their capacities, and utilizing, maintaining, and compensating their services in tune with the job and organizational requirement. The primary sectors of HRM are organizational management, personnel administration, manpower management, and industrial management.

As an HRM major, some of the topics you will study include:

  • Organizational Behavior, Development, and Change
  • Corporate Training & Development
  • Compensation Management
  • Labor Relations and Human Capital Management
  • Employment Law and Benefits
  • Values in Organizations
  • Principles of Accounting, CIS, Management, and Marketing
  • Business Communications, Law, Policy, and Strategy
  • International Business
  • Corporation Finance

A few career possibilities for HRM majors include:

  • Director/VP of Human Resources
  • Recruiting Director
  • Payroll and Compensations Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Benefits Analyst/Manager
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Personnel Administrator
  • Orientation/Onboarding Director

Useful Resources

If you are interested in this major, or simply have questions, contact Dr. Deborah Houston at or (910) 256-0255 x 6011.  This program has been endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).