Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

A career in human resource management will enable students to influence the success of an organization through management of its most valuable resource - its people.

Interested in a career where you will maximize human potential? Does acquiring the best talent available and making sure employees are satisfied and performing their best appeal to you? At UIC Business, you will be in the heart of Chicago, close to major Fortune 500 employers in all industries. Our internationally-recognized faculty deliver a focused, comprehensive education designed to prepare you to launch a successful career in human resource management. As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program, students can also qualify to obtain certification as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) before you graduate, providing you with a distinctive edge in the job market.


The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management will equip students with the necessary skills to successfully manage human capital within organizations. A focused curriculum will cover topics that include building effective teams, compensation, global human resources, personal leadership skills, diversity and inclusion, recruitment, training and development, labor laws, and consulting.

For a full list of curriculum requirements, visit the UIC Catalog.

Program Outcomes

With a degree in human resource management from UIC Business, students will learn to:

  • Motivate, lead, and manage a diverse workforce
  • Recruit and hire top talent using industry best practices
  • Develop and implement compensation systems to reward employee performance
  • Create and facilitate training and development programs to optimize performance
  • Assess and develop interventions to enhance employee engagement and performance
  • Integrate human resource management systems in dynamic and multicultural global organizations
  • Apply effective management consulting skills to diagnose and solve complex organizational issues

Explore Degree Requirements

MGMT 452 Organizational Behavior

Emphasizes understanding and managing people at work. It analyzes individual, group and organization topics including leadership, motivation, attitudes, group dynamics, and organizational culture.

MGMT 453 Human Resource Management

Examines the activities involved in attracting, retaining, and motivating employees. Topics include human resource planning, training and development, human resource information systems, and labor negotiations.

MGMT455 Talent Management & Global Human Resources

Examines topics related to recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, and managing human resources in a global economy.


Elective courses include Recruitment and Selection (MGMT 464), Compensation and Reward Systems (MGMT 465), Training and Development (MGMT 470), Leadership Theories and Skill Development (MGMT 475), and Managerial Consulting (MGMT 486).

Program Faculty

Sandy J. Wayne

Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University Scholar, Faculty Director for Business Scholars, and Co-Director of the Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development (iLEAD)

SHRM Student Chapter

Students have an opportunity to join the UIC Business SHRM Student Chapter. Membership provides many benefits including leadership roles, scholarships, networking resources, internship and job opportunities, and professional development.

SHRM-CP Eligibility

The B.S. in Human Resource Management at UIC Business is endorsed by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as meeting their curriculum guidelines. Qualified seniors can take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam during their final year at UIC. Certification as a professional will add strength to your resume and provide a competitive advantage in the job market. To learn more, visit Student SHRM-CP Eligibility

Top Employers

Morningstar at the UIC Business Career Fair

Employers prefer to hire students with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management for their positions involving the management of human capital. The following firms are top employers of UIC Business students pursuing a career in human resource management. For more career resources, visit the UIC Business Career Center site.

  • Aflac
  • A.J. Gallagher
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • CNA Financial Corporation
  • IBM
  • Morningstar
  • PepsiCo
  • PeopleScout
  • Semler Industries
  • Target
  • Wipfli, LLP

Typical Job Titles

The job possibilities for a UIC Business graduate with a B.S. in Human Resource Management are broad and include recruiting and selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, and management. Below are some typical job titles of recent UIC Business student graduates.

  • Compensation Analyst
  • Executive Team Leader
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiter