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Aligned with national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) criteria, the human resources MBA program at Baldwin Wallace University provides students with fundamental managerial and leadership skills that will enable them to understand strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations. 

Participants study and learn with other HR professionals and interact with managers from various business disciplines to expand their network of professional contacts.

Explore various compensation models. Examine and apply the theory and strategy behind compensation practices, from behavioral aspects and legal constraints to developing base pay systems, variable pay, executive compensation, and benefits.

Understand the laws of employment. Through cases and practical application, explore laws affecting the workplace and interpretations of them as reflected in agency and court rulings.

Lead staffing and development operations. Take a deep dive into what it takes to acquire and develop an organization’s workforce. Apply topics such as job analysis, assessment, recruiting, selection, training, and development in real-world situations.

Career Outcomes

Human resources is a diverse profession. Graduates of this MBA program are poised for leadership roles within their organization or enabled to pursue a career pivot. Job titles of master’s-prepared HR managers include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Payroll Director
  • Corporate Learning Specialist
  • Performance Improvement Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Training Facilitator
  • Organizational Development Consultant

Faculty

Small class sizes led by thought leaders and executives from across industries provide a rich learning experience. Our instructors are focused on teaching, real-world application, and, most importantly, positioning you for career advancement. BW faculty bring first-hand knowledge and industry connections from their professional careers into the classroom.

Flexible MBA

Our flexible MBA option allows students to choose a start term (fall, spring or summer), class times (weeknight evenings or weekdays), the pace of the program and three options for attending classes (in-person, in real-time online or by watching a recording). Students can utilize all three options throughout the program based upon the most convenient option for their schedule.

Learn more about the flexible MBA

Stackable Certificates

If you're interested in earning your MBA but don't have the time to commit to a full program, our stackable certificates allow you to earn credits toward an MBA degree and earn micro-credentials along the way.

Learn more about stackable certificates

Curriculum

The program combines powerful coursework on managing human capital for the modern firm with classes designed to enhance your leadership capabilities and overall business knowledge.

Classes do not need to be taken in the sequence below; your advisor can help you select and register for courses throughout the program. Course descriptions and curriculum can be found in the University catalog.

MBA Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT-501Systems Management3
MGT-509Organizational Leadership3
BUS-526Operations Analysis Models3
ACC-548Accounting for Business Decisions3
FNC-548Financial Management3
MKT-551Strategic Marketing3
FNC-581Managerial Economics3
BUS-670Strategic Management3

Human Resources Track

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT-611Compensation3
MGT-612Employment Law3
MGT-613Staffing and Development3

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

ACCREDITATION & MEMBERSHIP

Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Business is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

LEARN MORE

Ready to take the next step and learn more about graduate business programs at BW? Submit the form below or contact Carmen Castro-Rivera at (440) 826-3331 or ccastror@bw.edu today. 

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