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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management is one of the fastest-growing fields in business. The job of HR Manager, with a median salary of $85,000 and thousands of openings, is ranked as the fifth-best job in America according to GlassDoor. By specializing in Human Resource Management, students will take applied coursework in employment law, employee relations, staffing, training and development, compensation, strategy, and will often incorporate an internship as part of their studies. Our courses are taught by professors internationally known for their research in human resource management and organizational behavior. Students are exposed to current trends, best practices, and innovative research. After graduation, our graduates take on exciting roles in many firms, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Amazon and Starbucks corporate. These roles usually begin as an HR Generalist, recruiter, trainer or HR Manager but all lead toward managing a company’s greatest risk and most valuable asset; people! recognized CWU's HR program as one of the top in the nation

Careers in Human Resource Management

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"The Professors at the College of Business are amazing. [They] shared a plethora of knowledge that I am able to bring to my company. CWU was a great resource that gave me exposure that extends beyond the classroom, which has been extremely rewarding, especially when I was new to the HR field." - Kurt Koemmpel

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