Human Resources Management

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Ultimately, it’s people that make any organization successful.

You understand that, and you want to work to help organizations, and their people, be highly successful.


Program Description

A degree in business administration with a human resource management emphasis at TWU will prepare you to handle organizational HR needs, such as compensation, staffing, training and development, and more.


The degree has several courses cross-listed in the general management and industrial management emphases, allowing students to learn across multiple disciplines across the business administration degree.


Career Opportunities

Human Resources




Talent Management


SHRM Alignment

The human resources management curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Curriculum Guidelines. The Goodfriend School of Business consistently goes through a review process with SHRM to maintain this alignment. See more about SHRM.

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Staffing Organizations

A study of the principles, practices and issues related to the acquisition and flow of talent in and through organizations. The concepts of workforce planning, internal and external recruitment techniques, measurements of staffing models, and retention of employees will be examined.

Training and Development

An examination of theories and research concerning the assessment, design, development, implementation and evaluation of training and development programs. Topics covered include adult education theory, instructional methods, on-the-job training, e-learning and training technology, management development and program evaluation.


An examination of salary and benefit practices used by organizations to attract, reward, motivate and retain employees. Topics include pay models, internal alignment, external competitiveness, designing pay structures, pay-for-performance, team rewards, benefits design and administration, union role in compensation, and international pay.