Prepare to Help Employees & Companies

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Why Human Resources at Seton Hill is Right for You

Interesting Courses  

As a Seton Hill human resource management major, you will enjoy learning from expert faculty with practical human resources experience. Courses include:

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  • Talent Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Compensation, Benefits & Engagement
  • Global Workforce
  • Employee & Labor Law
  • Client Focus Special Topics: Digital HR & Marketing
  • Sales Force Management

Practical Experience 

Coursework includes hands-on learning, including real-world projects for regional businesses. You will also experience at least one internship in a business setting. In addition, computerized simulations allow you to practice making decisions in situations you'll encounter in the field.

"Totally prepared."

- Seton Hill Business Administration - Human Resources Graduate Candace Hall, describing how she felt when she started her job at Amazon.  Read more about Candace here.

The Best Possible Foundation for Success

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degrees at Seton Hill are designed to give you the best possible foundation for business success. In addition to gaining experience and knowledge specific to business communication, you will also study in the areas of:

Business Tools for Decision Making  Seton Hill's Career Placement Rate is Higher Than the National Average

Courses like Business Communication, Corporate Ethics and Data Analytics will teach you how to use the tools business leaders use to make strategic business decisions.

Business Foundations  

Business courses that will support your career no matter where it takes you, like statistics, accounting and micro and macroeconomics.

Diversity & Inclusion

Courses like Discrimination, Inequality and Economic Development will provide context for supporting a business environment that treats all people with dignity and provides opportunity to all.

Business ClubsBusiness Clubs

Business majors have fun and gain practical experience in networking and professional development through a variety of clubs, including:

  • Business Club 
  • Finance Club
  • MarComm ClubSHRM
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Seton Hill Student Chapter
    • Seton Hill's SHRM Chapter has earned the Superior Merit Award 11 times! Grow your resume and begin networking in the field.
  • Meet the HR Managers Speaker Series
  • Seton Hill University Enactus Team
  • The Human Resource Management Professional/Alumni MENTOR - to - Human Resource Management Student MENTEE Program 

More information on these and all student clubs can be found under Clubs & Organizations.

Your HR Degree & an MBA in 5 Years (for Less $) FastForward Program Logo

Through the FastForward Bachelor’s to MBA Program, undergraduate students in most majors at Seton Hill can earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years.

“A career in Human Resources is not only rewarding but it’s fun! We support recruiting, payroll, learning and development, health and wellness, and so much more. I never live the same day twice!”

- Julia Buchanan, Seton Hill Business Management & MBA alumna. Read more from Julia here

1 Major, Many Career Opportunities

What You Can Expect in an HR Job

All members of a human resources team connect the value of human talent to the organization’s bottom line. They deal with people and have interesting days. Human Resources jobs often include flexible hours and telecommuting, and involve collaborating with project teams and employees based outside the office.

HR is a Growing, Highly-Ranked Occupation

U.S.News & World Report ranks HR Specialist #16 in their list of 100 Best Business Jobs for 2023. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resources managers made an average of $130,000 in 2022, and the field is growing faster than the average.

We'll Be Here to Help

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Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will work with you, your professors, and local, regional and national employers to provide you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services you need to keep moving up. And, like the benefits of your Seton Hill education, the resources of the Career Center will remain available to you after you graduate.

"As the Corporate HR Manager, I have the great pleasure of being a HR Business Partner to my clients for everything HR ... Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Covid Safety, Benefits, HR Compliance, and Training and Development."

- Stephen Walker, Seton Hill HR, Marketing & MBA alumnus. Read more from Stephen here.

The Wukich Center

The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Wukich CEO) provides support just for Seton Hill students who are interested in creating a new business.

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