Study in an exciting field that allows for human connection and the development of interdisciplinary skills in HR ranging from talent attraction and training to employment and labor law.

Programs of Study

Concordia’s new human resource management minor and business major with a human resource management concentration are designed to produce well-rounded human resource graduates who can think critically, learn quickly, strategize, and problem solve.


Hands-On Learning in the Community

The HR management concentration requires an internship within a human resources office, allowing students to gain valuable experience as well as connections throughout the community. The internship will also fulfill a PEAK requirement toward graduation. This program provides the foundation for students to successfully pass the Society of Human Resource Managers first certification exam. Students will also have access to the Fargo-Moorhead SHRM organization and Concordia’s Entrepreneurship Club and Management Club.

The Offutt School of Business Difference 

The human resource management program is flexible and hybrid, allowing students to engage with dedicated Concordia faculty while incorporating classwork into their busy schedules. A Concordia education will produce qualified specialized entry-level human resource management graduates who have the pedigree to get hired and the skillset to make an impact in their field on day one.

Dr. Shontarius Aikens, Associate Professor of Management

HR positions are available and needed in every city across the country. Employment in the industry will grow by 9% in the next decade. In response, the Offutt School of Business will now offer an HRM curriculum that provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be effective in the HR profession.

Engage in Liberal Arts

Companies look for employees who not only have specialized HR skills but also have a liberal arts background. Graduates of Concordia’s HRM program will have the preferred combination of a liberal arts education and specialized skillset and competencies in human resource management. The HRM curriculum is also a pathway for students to earn the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional credential.

Flexible Schedule 

The human resource management curriculum is taught in a hybrid format. Most courses will be in-person classes in the Offutt School of Business’ Grant Center on campus, with four specialized HRM courses taught 100% online. The virtual classes will include an interactive framework, which enables students to work collaboratively on assignments. Learn where it’s most convenient for you!

HR Careers 

Positions in human resources are among the hardest to fill, and the field has developed into a broad set of competencies including law, talent attraction, benefits, and employee health and culture. Students who study human resource management will be prepared for careers like HR associate, talent acquisition specialist, HR analyst, and more.

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making, and an entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.


Dr. Shontarius D. Aikens

Associate Professor of Management Business (Offutt School of Business – Academics), Master of Science in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship