Top Schools for Human Resource Management

Individuals working in human resource management may specialize in benefits, training, labor relations, corporate development or employment and placement. Several colleges and universities in the U.S. offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in management with courses in human resources.

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Top Human Resource Management Schools

1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 and is located in the state's capital city, Ann Arbor, which is relatively close to Detroit. U.S. News & World Report ranked this school first among undergraduate management programs and 28th in its 2012 'National Universities' listing. The university's Ross School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in management and organizations, which focus on developing the leadership and resource management skills of their students.

2. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania was established in 1740 and includes Benjamin Franklin among its founders. It houses the Wharton School, founded in 1881 and is the oldest business school in the U.S. In 2012, Penn ranked 5th among 'National Universities' and first for its undergraduate business programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Wharton School offers an undergraduate business management degree program, as well as an MBA program geared towards human resource and organizational management.

3. University of California - Berkeley

Founded in 1868, UC - Berkeley was ranked 21st among 'National Universities' and among the top schools for its undergraduate business programs in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. The Haas School of Business offers an undergraduate business degree that covers the foundations of human resource management and an MBA program with different management-related concentrations and elective courses covering personnel and organizational management.

List of Ten Good Human Resource Management Schools in the U.S.

School NameDistinctionLocation
Indiana University - Bloomington Holds business-case competitions Bloomington, IN
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Houses the MIT Center for Digital Business Cambridge, MA
New York University Has an intensive career development program New York, NY
University of Arizona Has an honors college Tucson, AZ
University of California - Berkeley Nine current faculty members are Nobel laureates Berkeley, CA
University of Michigan Has a scholars program in Washington, D.C. Ann Arbor, MI
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Has several study-abroad programs Chapel Hill, NC
University of Pennsylvania Global alumni network features more than 88,000 former students Philadelphia, PA
University of Texas at Austin Has a business honors program Austin, TX
University of Virginia Houses six business and management research centers Charlottesville, VA
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