What is Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management?

Human resource professionals recruit, interview, and hire new staff, as well as consult with top executives on strategic issues. They work in nearly every industry overseeing activities that include regulatory compliance, payroll, training and benefits.

Why study at UNT Dallas?

UNT Dallas students can intern or participate in research projects with organizations like the YMCA and Life School, and attend community meetings relevant to the program’s content and course offerings. Students will have the opportunity to graduate with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Assurance of Learning Assessment completed. Successful students will earn the SHRM Certificate of Learning.

How likely am I to get a job after graduation?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resource managers will be strong in the coming years. Increases in jobs will come from changes in employment law, healthcare, retirement planning, family leave and labor relations. The best jobs will seek college graduates with specialized training and industry certification.

What are my career options?

  • Labor relations manager
  • Employee relations manager
  • Payroll manager
  • Recruiting manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resource generalist
  • Placement specialist
  • Personnel recruiter
  • Employment interviewer

What kinds of companies or industries are hiring?

Every organization has people, and therefore every organization needs Human Resources (HR) professionals. 

  • Employment and Staffing Agencies
  • Employment Security Commission
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Retail Chains
  • Local and State Government Agencies
  • Business and Industry Training Facilities
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Private Foundations
  • Law Firms

Who can I contact for more information?

Dr. Elizabeth Muniz, 972-338-1803.


Online Resources

HR Connections - http://www.hrjobs.com/
HR Job Net- http://www.hrjobnet.com/
HR-Jobs- http://www.hr-jobs.net/
HR Professionals- http://hrpro.org/main.html
HR World- http://www.hrworld.com/
HRM Jobs- http://www.hrmjobs.com/
Jobs4HR.com- http://www.jobs4hr.com/

Professional Associations

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)- http://www.shrm.org/
American Society for Training & Development- http://www.astd.org/
Labor and Employment Relations Association- http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/
American Management Association- http://www.amanet.org/
Staffing Management Association DFW- http://dfwema.org/
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology- http://siop.org/
National Association for African Americans in Human Resources- http://www.naaahr.us/default.aspx

What students are saying

"UNT Dallas is an awesome school. It’s a place helping me bridge the gap between my career goals and the college degree I need to get there."

Everardo, Class of 2019

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