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Business Administration – Human Resources, B.S.

College of Business

This degree 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 issues such as conflict in the workplace, staffing, career development and training, health and safety, compensation, benefits. 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 its full endorsement of alignment with its 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.
  • We foster an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Career Outlook

A B.S. in Business Administration – Human Resources from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

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 statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Human resources manager $113,300/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Human resources specialist $60,880/year

Job outlook through 2028: 5 percent increase

  • Training and development specialist $60,870/year

Job outlook through 2028: 9 percent increase

  • Labor relations specialist $67,790/year

Job outlook through 2028: 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
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Cassandra Crickard
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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 (a Superior Merit Award Chapter since 1998). He was voted "Faculty of the Year" by the students for the 2019-2020 academic year. 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.

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

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