Baldwin Wallace University Programs

BW offers a bachelor's degree and an accelerated 3/2 option that allows you to earn both a bachelor’s and an MBA in just five years.

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.

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 human resource management major prepares students to:

  • Recall business terms, concepts, and principles and effectively communicate these, through both oral and written means, using the language of business
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze information and produce improved business decisions and generate effective recommendations for better course of action or opportunity for improvement
  • Demonstrate relevant application of business knowledge
  • Exhibit high standards of ethical awareness and conduct and recognize ethical issues businesses/people face in today’s world
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the content areas and tools necessary for a human resources professional
  • Analyze human resource management decisions using concepts/theories and techniques/tools commonly used by professionals in the field

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

Our world-class faculty will help you make your educational experience everything you want it to be. Small class sizes and an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio mean professors get to know you and your interests.

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

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.

Ninety-two percent of BW human resource management graduates from the class of 2017 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school within six months of 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

Lori Long
Chair, Management & Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Kent State University

John Fuehrer
Associate Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Mary Pisnar
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Kathleen Razi
Lecturer
Ph.D., Kent State University

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

Donna VanRooy
Lecturer
MBA, The Ohio State University