Human Resource Management

School of Business

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OVERVIEW

Personnel. Productivity. Policy management. Human resource management is an ever-changing field of study that spans communication, law and regulations, organizational strategy, business operations and more.

At BW, you'll learn to help organizations succeed in a marketplace that is constantly changing, increasingly global and highly competitive.

Well respected in the business community, a BW business degree is a marketable career choice. You'll learn from professors with decades of experience both national and international in scope. You'll gain professional insights that are diverse and career relevant.

BW's human resource management program offers you the option of earning a bachelor's degree or following a 3/2 program. The 3/2 program allows you to accelerate your studies and earn both a bachelor's degree and an MBA in five years.

Coursework is comprehensive and integrative. You'll learn key management principles and techniques pertinent to recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, labor relations and employment law.

The curriculum is approved for credit by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) also has identified the curriculum at Baldwin Wallace as aligning with its professional guidelines and requirements.

Internships are a key part of the program. BW's 20-minute drive to Cleveland puts you within easy access to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Business Grads Get Jobs
86 percent of BW business majors are employed in their field of choice or attending graduate school within 12 months of graduation.

Business Honors Track
With a focus on sustainability, ethical business practices and leadership development, the Business Honors Track enables students to complete courses in their business major or minor while building honors credits. During senior year, students work on a year-long consulting project with a business partner. Students can apply for the business honors track during their sophomore and junior years.

Multi-million Dollar Gift Benefits Business
Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Employee relations manager
  • Personnel recruiter
  • Benefits specialist
  • Human resource manager
  • Employment counselor
  • Trainer

CURRICULUM

A comprehensive rigorous program, human resource management is offered as a major and minor.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has identified the curriculum at Baldwin Wallace as aligning with its professional guidelines and requirements.

The 3/2 MBA in human resource program provides an effective, efficient way to earn both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees in five years.

It prepares you to sit for the CPA exam.

You can apply for the program in the second semester of your junior year. In the fourth and fifth year of study, you will be enrolled in both undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework. Tuition for the 3-2 MBA in Human Resource program remains at the full-time undergraduate day rate throughout the five years of the program.

Through the program, you'll gain critical managerial and leadership skills applicable to strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations. The curriculum is based on Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Certification Institute requirements. It is also a recognized graduate degree program by SHRM.

Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, fellowships, study abroad and a variety of co-curricular and other learning opportunities.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND GROWTH (CIG)

Infusing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout campus and Northeast Ohio is the crux of this signature Center. The Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG) offers outstanding professional networking and hands-on learning opportunities to students of every major. The CIG Student Fellows program places students alongside business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Through CIG Growth Consulting Projects, students assist CIG partners and other companies, nonprofits and government agencies in achieving growth through innovation.

DIGITAL MARKETING CLINIC

A hybrid between a class and an internship, BW's Digital Marketing Clinic is a student-run, experience-driven agency offering digital marketing expertise to local businesses. Students work with small businesses to develop effective, research-based inbound marketing strategy including website design, social media strategy, targeted digital content, automated email marketing plan and a marketing playbook. In addition to gaining portfolio-building, real-world experience and networking opportunities, students can earn certifications from digital marketing applications like Hubspot and Hootsuite. City of Berea grant funding is available.

LAUNCHNET

Open to students of every major, LaunchNET is an innovative program that presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path and offers students concrete tools and guidance to transform ideas into thriving businesses. LaunchNET offers students access to an extensive network of mentors, experts and services.

STUDY ABROAD

Every year over 50 business majors study abroad for a semester at a foreign university in countries such as England, Australia and China. Seminars in Brazil and South Africa offer opportunities to examine logistical, manufacturing, service, retail and government issues abroad.

STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Business Book Club

Initiated by alumni Eugene and Jean Grippen '53, the Business Book Club encourages students to be wise consumers and investors for financial independence. The Book Club reviews the classic book by George Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon, and one other title related to personal finance each year. When the Book Club gathers, it is usually to share a meal as well as discuss how the concepts are relevant to their lives. The students also compete for cash prizes.

Business Clinic

Students receive training in business planning, client service and research through the Business Clinic. Students are teamed with successful entrepreneurs-in-residence to coach clients through the development of their business strategy. Clients include small business owners, new business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit boards and/or executive directors.

Business Honor Society

Students are connected with alumni and business leaders through the Business Honor Society. The Society encourages and supports a deep network of personal and professional contact through ongoing communication and special invitations to campus events.

Enactus

A global, nonprofit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Open to students of all majors, SHRM provides career-minded students with information on networking, interviewing skills, professionalism and more. Members participate in Ohio Human Resources Games, an outstanding opportunity to network with professionals across the state.

ALUMNI SUCCESS

At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

Baldwin Wallace has long championed the success of its students. Evidence of this can be seen in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni spread throughout the United States and the world.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.

FACULTY

Full-Time Faculty

Colleen Asaad
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Thomas Campanella
Director, Health Care MBA
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Linda Chase
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Ann Conrad
Director, Undergraduate Business
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Pierre David
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Michael Fegan
Assistant Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Patrick Flynn
Associate Professor
MBA, St. John's University

John Fuehrer
Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Harvey Hopson
Director, International MBA
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Kevin Jacques
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University

David Krueger
Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Susan Kuznik
Director, Business Honors
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Henry Lewandowski
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

X. Gloria Liu
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Lori Long
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Narasimha Mohan
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Christian Nsiah
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Ven Ochaya
Director, MBA in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Ph.D., The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lee Pickler
Professor
DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Mary Pisnar-Sweeny
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Lori Radulovich
Associate Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Param Srikantia
Professor
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Adjunct Faculty

Ronald Baker
Lecturer
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Joyce Banjac
Lecturer
Ph.D., The University of Akron

Thomas Barnard
Lecturer
J.D., Columbia University

William Brake
Lecturer
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Terry Brizz
Lecturer
D.M., Case Western Reserve University

John M. Bruyere
Lecturer
HCMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Eric Camulli
Lecturer
EMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Lynda Carter
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Chad Cook
Lecturer
EMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

G. Dianne Crossman
Lecturer
M.A., Rollins College

Maureen DeVito
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Scott Fox
Lecturer
MBA, University of Kansas

Jack Janosik
Lecturer
MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Shaun Kanary
Lecturer
MBA, Ashland University

Ken Kleppel
Lecturer
MBA, Cleveland State University

Peter Kwiatkowski
Lecturer
J.D., The University of Akron

Howard Lutz
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Michael Marinis
Lecturer
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology

Joe Mayer
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Sue Mullen
Lecturer
M.B.A., Ashland University

Kathleen Razi
Lecturer
Ph.D., Kent State University

John Senese
Lecturer
M.B.A., University of Alaska

Terry Thiele
Lecturer
J.D., New York University School of Law