Human Resource Management

Mount Mercy’s human resource management program is one of few undergraduate programs across the country endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Understanding and leading high-performance work practices has become one of the most important aspects of business management today. Positions in human resource management are projected to grow by 13% from 2012 through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mount Mercy graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management are well-positioned to meet this growing demand.

Through experiential learning, internships, and research and analysis opportunities, students who study human resource management at Mount Mercy are prepared to manage and lead employees. Students also learn to evaluate how civic, ethical, social, legal, cultural and political issues impact human resources in any area or level of an organization. 

Our accomplished faculty work closely with students to develop the skills essential in any leadership role. Thirteen major content areas, based on extensive research analysis, strengthen students’ ability to lead employees in high-performance work practices.

Mount Mercy’s nationally award-winning Students in Human Resource Management Club (SIHRM) is an exemplary leader among 450+ student chapters across the globe. Building relationships, creating professional ties and growing academically, the club upholds the values instilled by the Sisters of Mercy by contributing to a rich tradition of service — especially as volunteers.

What can I do with a degree in human resource management?

Graduates from our HRM program have found jobs nationally and locally at companies like Transamerica, Rockwell Collins, GreatAmerica Financial Services and True North. Students who major or minor in human resource management at Mount Mercy follow a variety of paths, including:

  • Human Resource Specialist, Generalist or Director
  • Affirmative Action Coordinator
  • Compensation Director
  • Employee Benefits Director
  • Employment and Staffing Director
  • Industrial Relations Director
  • Mediator
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Training and Development Director
  • Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Emphasis)
  • Master of Strategic Leadership (Human Resources Emphasis)

Our alumni say Mount Mercy is the best school for human resource management in Iowa:

“I know I would not have had the opportunity with my current employer without the advantage of my Mount Mercy education. The instructors not only taught a lesson plan, but provided insight as to what to expect in the working world.”

Jennifer Watson ’08, Human Resource Assistant, Alliant Energy

—Jennifer Watson ’08, Human Resource Assistant, Alliant Energy

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