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Human Capital Management and Leadership Major and Career Info

The major in Human Capital Management and Leadership prepares graduates to understand how organizations attract, develop and lead their talent to create sustained competitive advantage. The curriculum highlights understanding and implementing evidence-based best practices associated with human capital consulting, leading organizations, change management, employee engagement and motivation, cross cultural management, talent acquisition, employment law, compensation, executive decision making and strategy, and human resource management. The diversified course of study prepares graduates for positions in consulting, leadership rotational programs, employee development, management, human resources, and other related fields in both domestic and global business contexts.


  • Measure employee performance
  • Understand the legal environment of employment
  • Motivate and lead self and others
  • Initiate organizational change
  • Frame behavioral concerns and needs of organizations and workers
  • Understand and facilitate inclusion in organizations
  • Gather, organize, and analyze behavioral information related to individual group and organizational performance
  • Resolve ethical dilemmas
  • Attract, select, and reward employees 

Top Employers

  • Allstate
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cintas
  • Deloitte
  • GE Aviation
  • Insight Global
  • KeyBank
  • Kohl’s
  • Macy's
  • Nestle USA
  • Nielsen
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Target
  • Textron
  • West Monroe Partners

Career Opportunities

  • Account Manager
  • Change Management Specialists
  • Compensation & Benefits Analyst
  • Employee Development & Training
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Managerial Consulting
  • Management Trainee
  • Recruiting and Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Analytics