Effective human resource management creates an environment in which people can do their best work, contributing to achievement of an organization's vision, mission, and strategic objectives while also respecting the dignity of employees as human beings.

The Strategic Human Resource Management major provides students the opportunity to take advanced courses that are both theoretical and practical in nature from the human resources functional areas, including staffing, compensation, training and development, change management, international human resources, and labor relations; additionally, students take the strategic HRM capstone course that emphasizes the strategic importance of HRM in organizational effectiveness and the internal assessment of HRM systems for alignment with organizational goals.

By studying strategic human resource management, you will:

  • Understand how strategic HRM can enable an organization to achieve a sustained competitive advantage and the challenges inherent in doing so.
  • Critically analyze human resources issues from theoretical, practical, and ethical perspectives, and recommend evidence-based solutions.
  • Be prepared for a professional career in the human resource field in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations.

Our faculty is active in research and have been published in the following journals:

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Business Communications Quarterly
  • Business Horizons
  • Business and Society
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of Knowledge Management
  • Journal of Management Education
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Journal of Small Business Management
  • Journal of Small Business Strategy
  • Oxford University Press
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Thunderbird International Business Review