In the business world, it is not uncommon to hear the statement: “People are our most important asset.” At Saint Joseph’s, we believe it!! With internationalization and the global search for talent, technological advances that have altered how people work and have led to new work arrangements, and demographic changes that have created a more diverse workforce than ever before, the challenges of managing human capital have never been more daunting.
The goal of our Managing Human Capital program is to develop managers who lead human capital-centric/high-involvement organizations. In addition to simply attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent, creating a human-capital centric organization involves organizing and managing people so that they perform in ways that lead to excellent organizational performance.
Beyond strategic and organizational performance returns, however, managing human capital is strongly aligned with the Jesuit mission of Saint Joseph’s University. The Haub School of Business in general and the Management & International Business department in particular have always emphasized a stakeholder approach to business, whereby the focus of success is not only on financial results. The Managing Human Capital major and minor will be devoted to one of the most important stakeholder groups of all: The people of the organization.
Overall, through our Managing Human Capital programs, we aim to
1) Solidify our emphasis on the individual as stakeholder
2) Develop thoughtful managers who understand and value the human being
3) Provide a pathway for students with an interest in careers in HR or Talent Management.