Business Administration – Human Resources, B.S.

College of Business

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrating in human resources will prepare you to use a strategic, business mindset to help both people and organizations in the workplace. HR professionals work with employees and managers to ensure staff is effective, motivated and working efficiently, as well as continuing to develop skills and experience that will benefit the individual and organization into the future.

Your coursework will include core business classes, as well as courses on occupational safety and health, compensation, employee development and psychology. HR professionals handle employee issues such as conflict in the workplace, staffing, career development and training, compensation, benefits, and health and safety. You will also learn about the regulatory environment and the requirements it places on today’s workplaces.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • Our program curriculum has been reviewed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and it has received their full endorsement of alignment with their curriculum guidelines.
  • Our program will prepare you well for the SHRM-CP and the HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) certification exams.
  • You will have the opportunity to join Indiana Tech’s student chapter of SHRM, which provides professional development and networking opportunities through programs and events, such as the annual SHRM national convention.
  • Because of electives available to you, this concentration gives you the flexibility to double major, which adds value to your degree without the need to take additional courses.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective field.
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Gracie Dusseau
B.S. in Business Administration-Human Resources, 2018
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Internal human resources and recruiting
  • Consulting
  • Training and development

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Human resources manager $110,120/year

Job outlook through 2026: 9 percent increase

  • Benefits specialist $62,680/year

Job outlook through 2026: 9 percent increase

  • Training and development specialist $60,360/year

Job outlook through 2026: 11 percent increase

  • Labor relations specialist $63,200/year

Job outlook through 2026: 8 percent decrease

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Superior Aluminum Alloys/OmniSource
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Egg Innovations
  • IU Health
  • ResCare

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • EPITEC, Inc.
  • Franklin Electric
  • Parkview Health

Dr. Jeffrey L. Walls, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Program Lead

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, Dr. Walls is the senior faculty member in the College of Business and the founding advisor to the SHRM student organization at Indiana Tech (Superior Merit Award Chapter since 1998). He has both HR certifications: Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional and the Senior Professional in Human Resources. He is a past member of the National SHRM College Relations Committee and has also served as the Indiana State College Relations Director. He has attended every SHRM National Convention since 1993 with a group of students from Tech and he received the SHRM National Student Advisor of the Year recognition in 2011. Dr. Walls consults on a regular basis with local organizations. Topics have included entrepreneurship development, human resource issues, marketing research project development, and strategic planning formulation. HR Superstars

  • Ed.D., Ball State University
  • M.B.A., University of Saint Francis
  • B.S., Indiana University