Human Resource Management

School of Business
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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.

Business Grads Get Jobs
Over 90 percent of BW graduates are employed in their field within six months of graduation. Many have multiple offers from prospective employers prior to graduation.

Business Honors Track
With a focus on sustainability, ethical business practices and leadership development, the Business Honors Track enables students to complete courses in their Business major or minor while building Honors credits. During senior year, students work on a year-long consulting project with a business partner. Students can apply for the Business Honors Track during their sophomore and junior years.

Multi-million Dollar Gift Benefits Business
Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.

Career Opportunities

  • Employee relations manager
  • Personnel recruiter
  • Benefits specialist
  • Human resource manager
  • Employment counselor
  • Trainer


A comprehensive rigorous program, human resource management is offered as a major and minor.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has identified the curriculum at Baldwin Wallace as aligning with its professional guidelines and requirements.

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 descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.


BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.

Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, co-curricular activities and other learning opportunities that include:

Student Clubs & Organizations

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Open to students of all majors, SHRM 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.

Blackstone LaunchPad
Open to students of every major, Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path and offers students concrete tools and guidance to transform ideas into thriving businesses. The LaunchPad offers students access to an extensive network of mentors, experts and services.

Business Clinic
Students receive training in business planning, client service and research through the Business Clinic. Students are teamed with successful entrepreneurs-in-residence to coach clients through the development of their business strategy. Clients include small business owners, new business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit boards and/or executive directors.

Business Honor Society
Students are connected with alumni and business leaders through the Business Honor Society. The Society encourages and supports a deep network of personal and professional contact through ongoing communication and special invitations to campus events.

Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)
Infusing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout campus and Northeast Ohio is the crux of this signature Center. CIG offers outstanding professional networking and hands-on learning opportunities to students of every major. The CIG Student Fellows program places students alongside business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Through CIG Growth Consulting Projects, students assist CIG partners and other companies, nonprofits and government agencies in achieving growth through innovation.

A global, nonprofit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe.


At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

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.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.