Human Resources Managers Bring Forth Employees’ Best, Help Businesses Succeed If you love matching people's skills with employers' needs, you could excel at it


Human Resources Management is a rewarding career that’s perfect for those who enjoy working with people and helping businesses succeed. A human resource manager acts as a liaison between a company’s employees and its executives, overseeing areas like employee training and education, recruitment and hiring, and employee procedures and policies.

Human Resources Manager Educational Requirements

A successful human resources management career starts with a solid business education. Most businesses require at least a bachelor’s degree, and you can gain a real competitive edge in the marketplace by earning an M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development.1 NLU’s HRMD degree program develops the leadership skills and knowledge human resources practitioners need to advance in their field and take on a management role.

Skills & Certifications
The most important skills for a human resource manager to develop include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Oral and visual presentation
  • Business administration
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management

Additional certifications aren’t required to be a successful human resources manager, but some professionals pursue certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as an SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) to gain an additional edge in the job market.2

Learn More About Human Resources Management and Development

Source References
1. “How to Become a Human Resource Manager: Education and Career Roadmap.”

2. “SHRM Certification.”