Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Human Resource Development

Students pursuing this minor will examine the critical role of human resource development in achieving an organization's strategic objectives. Emphasis will be placed on skills and techniques for developing an integrated approach towards human resource functions aligned with the organization's strategy.

Program Highlights

  • Topics of study include human resource theories and principles, as well as practical skills including planning, recruiting, selecting, developing, training, compensating and retaining employees in a diverse workforce.
  • Skills developed include thinking like an entrepreneur, communicating with confidence, energizing a team toward high performance and making informed decisions.
  • Excellent preparation for students who want to start a business, work in the public or private sectors, join a not-for-profit or pursue graduate education.

Management Department

The Management Department prepares students to manage resources, make informed decisions, and lead with integrity in a global environment.

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Career Opportunities

​Chief Executives determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Job titles include: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Executive Director, Executive Vice President (EVP), Finance Vice President, General Manager and Operations Vice President.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $168,140 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Compensation and Benefits Managers plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.

Job titles include: Benefits Manager, Compensation Manager, Human Resources Director, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Office Manager, Benefits Coordinator, Business Manager, Compensation Director, Corporate Controller, Director of Compensation

Wages:

The median annual wage was $95,250 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Job titles include: Operations Manager, General Manager (GM), Director of Operations, Plant Manager, Store Manager, Facilities Manager, Plant Superintendent, Vice President of Operations, Warehouse Manager, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Wages:

The median annual wage was $95,440 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Human resource specialists perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Job titles include: Corporate Recruiter, Employment Coordinator, Employment Representative, Employment Specialist, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Personnel Coordinator, Recruiter and Technical Recruiter.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $55,800 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/index.php/psychology#sthash.d0udRSvg.dpuf

Human Resources Managers plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

Job titles include: Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Director (HR Director), Employee Benefits Manager, Human Resources Vice President and Employee Relations Manager.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $99,720 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.