Focus on people—the heart of any organization

About Human Resource Management at Keuka College

If you are interested in gaining a solid base of knowledge that applies to every career choice and industry, then human resources management might be for you. Even if you are planning on majoring in a field outside of business, but hope to one day lead a team, this coursework will be very beneficial to your success.

Human resources management prepares you for the world of work by giving you an in-depth view of employment laws, policies, procedures, and best practices. As a student in the minor, you’ll have the opportunity to explore these areas from the perspective of a supervisor, and an employee, preparing you for a wide variety of roles throughout your career.

Human Resource Management Program Highlights

Real-World Experience

Field Period™ offers you the chance to practice human resources in a real-world setting, starting your first year.

Team Focused

Sharpen the leadership, team building, training, and general business skills needed in every organization.

Expanded Horizons

A blend of business and psychology courses prepare you to look at HR from human and organizational perspectives.

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Program Overview

There are two ways to study human resources management at Keuka College: as a concentration in the management major, or as a minor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22% growth in human resources-related careers by the year 2018, and either of Keuka College’s programs will provide you with a competitive advantage when pursuing a career in HR.

Our programs are designed to give you a command of key HR principles, including recruitment, talent management, employee retention, labor relations, compensation and diversity. This knowledge base will equip you to assume roles as a generalist, recruiter, and manager within a wide range of industries.

As businesses continue to evolve, the role of people within an organization has become increasingly critical, and HR professionals are at the forefront of this evolution. By creating a positive work environment, providing strategic support to business leaders, and ensuring compliance with employment law, HR professionals contribute directly to the bottom line of an organization.

Keuka College’s programs are designed with this in mind, positioning you for success in your career.

Program Requirements

The Faculty

At Keuka College, your human resources management faculty are more than just great teachers. They’re accomplished managers and leaders who will serve as mentors, and assist you as you work to achieve your dreams. As a human resources management student, you’ll also have the chance to work with, and study under the accomplished psychologists and sociologists in the College’s basic and applied social sciences division, who bring an additional perspective to your core, business-based human resources management courses.

Faculty in the Division of Business and Management

Digital Literacy

Human resources is an increasingly digital, data-driven profession. As a human resources management student, you’ll learn from professionals and industry executives about the latest trends in human resources technology, including:

  • How online applications use data analysis to automatically screen applicants.
  • How employment screening tests save time and money by predicting a candidate’s success in a given position.
  • Apps and other digital tools that increase productivity, employee motivation, and retention.

By supplementing your human resources management education with Digital Learning courses, you’ll learn not only how to use these systems, but how to understand the technology that powers them.

For example, you could save an organization considerable resources by designing your own employment screening system, and writing a data analysis algorithm. Or, you could turbo-charge recruitment efforts through powerful digital storytelling that describes organizational culture in a way that attracts top talent.

With Digital Learning at Keuka College, the only limit is your imagination.

Global Education

Modern enterprises have a presence all over the world and employ people from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Success in human resources management requires a deep understanding and appreciation of diversity and global cultures. Here’s how Keuka College offers you that:

  • Keuka College offers business programs at partner universities in China and Vietnam. These programs are taught by the Keuka College’s faculty members, and most business professors rotate through teaching in the United States and overseas. That means they come to your classroom with an unparalleled perspective on, and experience with, some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and largest workforces.
  • Nearly 10% of Keuka College’s undergraduate students come from other countries. You’ll have the chance to live and work with people from different backgrounds, giving you an opportunities to exchange ideas, learn about one another’s culture, and build life-long friendships.
  • Keuka College’s Field Period™ provides more than the chance to practice human resources in a real-world setting; it provides an opportunity to do it in any part of the world you choose.


Keuka Commons is the newest building on Keuka College’s campus, and is home to the Division of Business and Management and the Center for Business Analytics and Health Informatics. Keuka Commons features a state-of-the-art computer lab, high-tech classrooms, faculty offices, as well as comfortable study space and convenient access to the café and Starbucks coffee.


In addition to Keuka College’s institutional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

IACBE Information

Accreditation in China

The Keuka-China international relationship has the official approval of the Office of Academic Degrees Committee for the State Council in the People’s Republic of China.

Keuka College’s programs in China follow the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China. KCP provides the same degree and is accredited in the same way as Keuka College programs in the U.S. The bachelor of science in management degree is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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