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Do you want a career in a fast-growing field, full of opportunity, combining the latest concepts in organization strategy with the dynamic and interesting process of managing people? Check out the new degree program in Human Resource Management.

You’ll get the know-how you need in the vast array of topics necessary to launch a career in human resources. Understanding keys to successful hiring, building complex compensation systems, the value of diversity, and fundamental issues in employment law are among the many concepts you’ll study.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts HR job growth to increase 21% by 2020; that’s much faster than average, as government, business, and nonprofit organizations continue to realize the increasing importance of HR.

Classes are taught by top-notch faculty with years of professional HR experience and a real commitment to helping their students succeed.

Quote from Cheryl Hughes

Meet the faculty:

Daniel Grundmann and Cheryl Hughes

Go here for more information on faculty.

Exceptional students get exceptional opportunities:

Indiana University has a vibrant and growing community of students and organizations dedicated to human resource education, networking and public service.

HRA members

The Indiana University Human Resource Association is the hub of activities on campus. Through HRA-IU, you can:
  • Become a student member of the South Central Human Resource Association
  • Join the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Attend state and national conferences with HR professionals
  • Participate in the HR Games.



The choices may include: Human Resource Management in the Public Sector, Labor Relations in the Public Sector, and Managing Workforce Diversity.

Course requirements click here.


If you’re not sure what to take or how it will fit into your academic and career plans, our advisors have the answers. Contact:
Prof. Cheryl Hughes at or Prof. Daniel Grundmann at Or contact one of our SPEA advisors at: SPEA Undergraduate Programs, SPEA room 240, (812) 855-0635 or at

You can also visit the IU Human Resource Association web page at