College of Business and Economics

Human Resource Management (online)

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 online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management includes five courses (14 to 15 credits).

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 Rate 1


Highlighted Employers 2

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

Common Titles 2

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