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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.


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


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.


Each semester, you can choose from classes that meet on weeknight evenings, weekends or in an online/hybrid format, or any combination that best fits your schedule.


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-612Employment Law3
MGT-613Staffing and Development3


Program Costs

  • Program: 33 credit hours
  • Tuition: $948 per credit hour
  • Books are additional and may be purchased at the BW Bookstore.

Financial Aid

MBA students can explore loan options such as Federal Direct Student Loan program and Graduate PLUS loans.


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).


Interested in the Business Analytics MBA track? Schedule a time to meet with an advisor, or contact us today at (440) 826-2191 or