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Human Resource Management Concentration Added at College

Responding to student and business-community interest and a positive employment outlook Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Business and Computer Technologies will offer a Human Resource Management concentration under its bachelor-degree Business Administration major starting this fall.

The new concentration provides students with a grounding in marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and general management, complemented by more advanced courses in human resource management specialty areas with an information-technology emphasis.

Areas for advanced study include recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits, employment law and safety, labor relations, training and development, performance appraisal, and human resource and strategic planning.

Graduates will develop the knowledge and skills to seek employment with private and public organizations in jobs such as human resource managers and human resource generalists, or as specialists in training, compensation, safety and health, recruitment, human resource information systems, and labor relations.

The U.S. Department of Labor has listed human resource management as a growth field for the early 21st century job market.

According to information on the Web site of the Society for Human Resource Management (an international association of 170,000 members), graduates holding bachelor’s degrees in human resources received starting offers averaging $31,963 a year in 2001 (salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers), while the median annual salaries of human resources managers was $81,300 (2001 Human Resource Management Compensation Survey Report, William M. Mercer Inc.).

For more information about the Business Administration-Human Resource Management Concentration major and other business programs offered by the School of Business and Computer Technologies, call (570) 327-4517, send e-mail or visit on the Web.

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