Human Resource Management

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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.

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.

3/2 Program Option

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.

Course 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.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Open to students of all majors, BW’s SHRM chapter 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.

View all business student organizations and experiential learning programs.

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.

Lindsey BertramLindsey Bertram ’15 is HR administrator for AMG Peterbilt Group in Brunswick, Ohio. Internships enabled her to apply classroom learning in a professional setting. Campus leadership roles honed her communication and time management skills. She is from Naperville, Ill.

Sean RobinsonSean Robinson ’08 is industrial/ organizational psychologist at MillerCoors and adjunct professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Sean holds a doctorate from Ohio University in industrial/organizational psychology. BW faculty challenged Sean as a student and researcher, preparing him for doctoral studies. He is from Mentor, Ohio.

FACULTY

FULL-TIME FACULTY

John Fuehrer
Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Lori Long
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Mary Pisnar-Sweeny
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Chad Cook
Lecturer
EMBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Robert Ivancic
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Kathleen Razi
Lecturer
Ph.D., Kent State University

Jeremy C. Short
Lecturer
M.S., Brenau University