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The strength of an organization is to acquire and develop human capital in order to design, implement, and execute strategy. The human resource professional takes organizational problems and creates employee solutions.

The HR function is essential to developing and maintaining an effective workforce, well functioning teams, and a healthy organizational culture. This emphasis has a dual focus. It is designed for students who will work in the field of HR. It also serves as a strong management foundation for anyone who will be managing, regardless of the area of business in which they work.

Bethel’s program has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for aligning with national standards for HR professionals.

What can I do with this degree?

Human resource management has applicability in a wide range of settings, including nonprofits, education, government, for-profits, consulting firms, and more. Some common job titles for those going into HR fields include:

  • HR business partner
  • Recruiter
  • Compensation and benefits analyst
  • Talent manager
  • Training coordinator
  • Organization development and effectiveness specialist
  • Manager

Some of our graduates choose to go on to earn a national HR certification through Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) or the SHRM.

What skills will I develop?

  • HR expertise
  • Systems thinking
  • Relationship management
  • Data and financial analysis
  • US employment law and regulations
  • Critical thinking
  • Strategic planning
  • Effective stakeholder communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Change management
  • Conflict management
  • Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency
  • Integrating ethics and core values into business decisions

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Compete against an international group of students in a simulated business environment, the GLO-BUS
  • Develop a comprehensive talent management portfolio
  • Design and develop a total rewards program for a mock company
  • An internship to connect classroom learning to practical experience
  • As a student, you’ll also have the opportunity to join professional associations such as SHRM and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association

Academic Plans and Courses

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97% employment placement rate of graduates

Over $24 - median hourly wage of recent business graduates

Upcoming Events

SEPT 25 2017

BethelBiz Mentorship Kick-Off Event

6 p.m. The Underground

BethelBiz mentees will have a meal and meet their mentors for the year!

SEPT 26 2017

Owning It: Money and Power for Young Women

5 p.m. CC 430

Open to all female students, particularly freshmen: Enjoy a free meal and learn about investment management.

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Department Open Houses

10 a.m. Various locations

Celebrate Homecoming with your department and hear updates on what's happening in your department and within the Bethel community.

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Department Open Houses

1 p.m. Various locations

Celebrate Homecoming with your department and hear updates on what's happening in your department and within the Bethel community.

Program Features

Bethel Business and Economics Association

Students in the Bethel Business and Economics Association (BBEA) gain the training, skills, and networking opportunities important to success in the workplace.

Accredited by the ACBSP

Bethel's Department of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

BethelBiz Alumni Network

BethelBiz is a network that will connect you to fellow alumni, inspire you to pursue excellence in the workplace, and challenge you to become a faithful leader in your community.

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