Top Schools for Human Resource Management

Learn about programs in human resource management, which can be found at the undergraduate or graduate level. Read about the degree options at three of the top schools, and find a table that highlights what's unique about other schools in the U.S. that provide training in human resource management.

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School Overview

Training in human resource management can typically be found at university-based business schools that offer specialized degrees in business management, such as the three nationally ranked institutions featured below. Areas of specialization and coursework may include topics in employment and placement, benefits administration, employee training or labor relations.

Top U.S. Schools with Human Resource Management Programs

1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan ranked 28th among national universities and first among undergraduate management programs, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The university's Ross School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in management and organization, which focus on developing the leadership and resource management skills of their students.

2. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

As designated by U.S. News & World Report in 2012, the University of Pennsylvania ranked 5th among national universities and first for its undergraduate business programs. The university houses the Wharton School, the oldest business school in the U.S., through which students can pursue an undergraduate degree in business management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program geared towards human resource and organizational management.

3. University of California - Berkeley

The University of California in Berkeley ranked 21st among national universities and among the top schools offering undergraduate business programs, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The Haas School of Business offers an undergraduate business program that covers the foundations of human resource management. Students can also pursue an MBA program that offers concentrations in different management-related areas, as well as electives in 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 Intensive career development program New York, NY
University of Arizona Honors college Tucson, AZ
University of California - Berkeley Nine current faculty members are Nobel laureates Berkeley, CA
University of Michigan Scholars program in Washington, D.C. Ann Arbor, MI
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Offers 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 Business honors program Austin, TX
University of Virginia Houses six business and management research centers Charlottesville, VA
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