College of Business and Economics

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management emphasis is ideal for students interested in leading their organizations and employees to achieve success in a global business environment.

MBA students that would like to earn an emphasis in Human Resource Management must complete three courses (nine credits) from the available courses, which address an array of contemporary issues in human resources. For students interested in a deeper study of this subject, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management includes five courses (14 to 15 credits) that can be completed online or on campus.

The curriculum has been designed so that students completing the HRM emphasis or graduate certificate will be well on their way to completing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK™). Students interested in completing the SHRM BoCK have that option as well. 

Courses by MBA emphasis are listed in the Graduate Catalog.

Career Outcomes

UW-Whitewater MBA graduates are surveyed each year. Information for the Human Resource Management emphasis is provided below, including placement rate, highlighted employers, common position titles and salary information. Industry-reported salary information has also been provided.

Placement Rate1


Highlighted Employers2

Allstate Insurance, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Dick's Sporting Goods, Johnson Controls, Kohler Company, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Common Titles2

Director of Human Resources, HR Generalist, Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Store Manager, Talent Acquisition Manager

Industry Salary (national average with 1 to 20+ years of experience)3


UW-Whitewater Salary Estimate (6 months or less after graduation)2


Based on 2016 - 2017 survey data
2 Self-reported data from survey respondents
3 national salary data

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