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Why study Human Resources Management?

Today’s business environment is highly competitive, and companies want to attract and keep the best people. After all, people are at the center of every organization’s ability to succeed.

Human resources professionals make sure that their organizations have the necessary talent — the right people — to make the company successful and help it grow. Human resources management includes identifying, recruiting, and selecting new employees, providing training and development for employees, and administering compensation and benefits plans, among other objectives.

The Lubar School’s Human Resources Management major will prepare you for an entry-level human resources generalist or specialist position through a curriculum that covers the core of human resources, including staffing, compensation, diversity, training and development, and labor relations.

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(414) 229-5271
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Curriculum

Human Resources Management Major Coursework (21 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)

BUS ADM 444 Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management Core Courses
(9 credits)

Students choose at least three of the following:
BUS ADM 440 Compensation Management
BUS ADM 441 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 443 Special Topics in HRM (Topic: Employment Law)
BUS ADM 445 Training & Development in Organizations
BUS ADM 448 Staffing Human Resources
ECON 415 Economics of Employment and Labor Relations

Human Resources Management Elective Courses
(9 credits)

Students choose three additional courses from the above list or the following:
BUS ADM 442 Industrial Psychology
BUS ADM 443 Special Topics in Human Resources Management
BUS ADM 449 HRM Professional Internship
COMMUN 300 Interviewers & Interviewing
COMMUN 310 Communication in Organizations
ECON 448 Economics of Human Resources
PSYCH 325 Research Methods in Psychology

Students pursuing the Human Resources Management Major will also take Business Foundation Courses and Business Core courses as part of the undergraduate degree.

Additional degree requirements and course descriptions for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Career

Human resources management professionals are sought after by all types of businesses and industries. Graduates will work in areas that may include recruiting, training, compensation and benefits, among other employment-related issues.

Enroll in Bus Adm 300 Career & Professional Development  to “think ahead” and get ahead of the pack!  Be sure to select the “HRM” section.

Job titles of recent Lubar BBA-HR Management graduates:

Compensation Coordinator
HR Development Associate
Associate Recruiter
Human Resources Coordinator
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Account Executive
HR Consultant

Companies that have hired recent Lubar BBA-HR Management graduates:

Accenture
Brady Corporation
Goodwill Industries
Harley-Davidson
Kelly OCG
ManpowerGroup
Menards Distribution Center
Mosaic Management Group
Northwestern Mutual
US Bank
WFA Staffing

Faculty

Lubar management faculty are acknowledged as leaders inside the classroom and within the research community, offering expertise on managing individuals and teams, and developing leaders that make an organization most effective. With knowledge in organizational behavior, human resources management, training and development, performance appraisal, mentoring, diversity, leadership, cross-cultural management, and strategy, our faculty help students create strategies to develop the most important assets that companies have: their employees.

profile photoDaniel Albert(414) 229-4544albertd@uwm.eduLubar Hall S369

Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoZheng Cheng(414) 229-2246chengz@uwm.eduLubar Hall S373

Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoLina Deng(414) 229-1161dengl@uwm.eduLubar Hall S393

Visiting Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoMichael Freimark(414) 229-5038freimar2@uwm.eduLubar Hall S324

Lecturer, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoMaria Goranova(414) 229-5429goranova@uwm.eduLubar Hall S381

Associate Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoEdward Levitas(414) 229-6825levitas@uwm.eduLubar Hall S375

Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoBelle Rose Ragins(414) 229-6823ragins@uwm.eduLubar Hall S357

Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoJude Rathburn(414) 229-2516jude@uwm.eduLubar Hall N399

Senior Lecturer, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoHong Ren(414) 229-2522renh@uwm.eduLubar Hall S328

Associate Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management

profile photoRomila Singh(414) 229-4905romila@uwm.eduLubar Hall S326

Associate Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management