The Human Capital & Society major prepares students for a wide range of professional careers focusing on employment and workplace strategies that shape the future of work in business, government, healthcare, education, labor organizations and other not-for-profit organizations.

Demand for qualified human resource professionals is among the highest for all professions, providing excellent employment opportunities for graduates of this major. These opportunities cover a wide range of roles; including recruiting and hiring, training and coaching, facilitating team work and high performance, advancing diversity and inclusion, collective bargaining, HR and employment analytics, and compensation and reward systems.

Offering a comprehensive understanding of human capital in a global society, students develop critical thinking skills and learn essential problem-solving, social, emotional and entrepreneurial skills for advancing the well-being and success of working people, organizations and communities worldwide. This major also prepares students for a variety of graduate programs, especially our top-ranked Master of Human Resources & Labor Relations degree at MSU.

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Motivating people to do their best

Building positive workplace environments

Leading teams to achieve organizational goals

Analyzing metrics to enhance performance

Fostering diversity and inclusion

Collaborating and resolving problems

Negotiating agreements

Planning and managing projects