Human Resource Management (minor)

At SJC, Human Resource Management is available as a minor and is recommended for Business Administration majors. The minor encompasses the skills needed to effectively manage people in an organization. Human resources are one of the largest assets of an organization and can lead to a competitive advantage, if managed properly and in conjunction with the overall strategy and mission of the organization. In Human Resource Management, students are exposed to such skills.



Only available as a minor

Why Human Resource Management?

  • 1Minoring in Human Resource Management will teach you how to manage and motivate individuals and groups.
  • 2According to The Princeton Review, “Human resource managers are needed in almost every sector, private and public.”
  • 3The median pay for human resource managers was $99,180 in 2010.

Careers in Human Resource Management

  • Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Mediator
  • Office Manager
  • Organizational Developer

Alumni Graduate Schools

  • Indiana University
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • Illinois State University

Why Study Human Resource Management at Saint Joseph's College?


Students minoring in Human Resource Management are exposed to several topics that will help them after graduation, including employment law, compensation and benefits, recruiting and retaining employees, as well as workforce planning. Students also spend one semester doing a practicum in a business or organization setting, where they learn Human Resource Management from the “ground up.”

Hands-on Experience

SJC offers Business Administration majors multiple opportunities for hands-on experience. During their junior or senior year, Business Administration students are required to pass through BUS 351: The Crucible. During the course, students’ business skills, including their Human Resource Management knowledge, are tested by competing in a sophisticated competition with classmates. SJC’s location is also advantageous for Business Administration students. Located only 45 minutes away from Merrillville and Lafayette and 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, internship opportunities are readily available. SJC also hosts networking events in Chicago and Indianapolis regularly, as well as alumni networks around the globe.

Dedication to Excellence

Our Human Resource Management minor is designed to complement our Business Administration major, which is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), an achievement of which only 25% of business departments in the US can boast.

Faculty and Class Size

The Department of Business Administration faculty at SJC consists of business professionals who hold graduate degrees in their fields of expertise and have extensive practical experience. They are fully engaged in students' academic careers by helping them research internship opportunities, conducting mock interviews with business professionals, and evaluating their resumes. Class size ranges between 15 and 25 students.

Explore the Core
  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.