The evolving workplace and work force continually present employers with challenges — skills shortages, family considerations and diversity issues. Human capital is a strategic force in any organization’s success. To stay competitive in the global competition for talent, organizations rely on human resources managers to develop employees’ skills, increase productivity and build job satisfaction.

Bring out the best in your team.

Through elective work in motivation, leadership, negotiation and compensation, as a human resources major you'll learn what it takes to be a fair, effective and successful leader. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next Indra Nooyi, chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo.

Learn to lead.

To manage others, you need to listen attentively, think decisively, communicate clearly and act ethically. As a human resources major, you'll be immersed in Marquette's unique combination of liberal arts and business courses, which will help you strengthen your personal and business skills simultaneously.


Human resources majors develop management skills while building personal networks through internships with high-profile Milwaukee-area firms such as GE Healthcare, Harley-Davidson, MillerCoors and Manpower Inc.

Join a career path of the rise.

Human resources majors have a bright career outlook. A recent U.S. Department of Labor study reports that employment in human resources management is expected to jump by 20 percent in the coming decade.

Master the science of human resources management.

After graduation, human resources majors can stay for one more year and complete a master of science in human resources management, raising employment (and pay) prospects.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Management of Human Resources
  • Employment Law
  • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • Strategic Compensation & Rewards

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in human resources management, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.