Human Resource Management | Hastings College

Human Resource Management

Why study Human Resource Management at Hastings College?

The human resource management major at Hastings College is versatile — and you will be, too. You’ll find Hastings alumni serving as compensation managers, employment recruiters, training specialists, employment strategists, international recruiters, benefits managers human resource managers and even operating their own business.

Do challenging, valuable work

Whether you prefer to manage people or projects, you’ll graduate equipped to perform by having the necessary skills to:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization.
  • Oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff.
  • Serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

At Hastings College, you’ll strengthen your critical thinking and communication skills as you tackle real-world case studies. We push your knowledge base through coursework in:

  • Law,
  • Psychology,
  • Accounting,
  • Economics and
  • Communication.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and our four year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, human resource management majors serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of January Term (J-Term) to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. Every human resource management major completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed in a career or grad school.

At every step in your path you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College and you won't find it anywhere else.

Add expertise to your human resource management degree

If you want to explore another field in addition to human resource management, we make it possible. In fact, a majority of our human resource management graduates earn an additional major or minor to expand and enhance their learning experience and career potential:

  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Information systems (minor)
  • Small business entrepreneurship (minor)

Get involved beyond the classroom

  • Professional Business Leader’s Club
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)

In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for human resource management majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship.

First employers for recent human resource management graduates

You’ll find recent Hastings College graduates building careers in human resource management at places like:

  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • T.Rowe Price
  • Nebraska Aluminum Castings
  • VanKirk Brothers Construction
  • Aurora Cooperative