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.

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.

The Lubar College’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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Human Resources Degree Coursework (21 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)

BUS ADM 444 Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management Core Courses
(12 credits)

Students choose at least four of the following:
BUS ADM 440 Compensation Management
BUS ADM 441 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 445 Training & Development in Organizations
BUS ADM 448 Staffing Human Resources
BUS ADM 547 Employment Law
ECON 415 Economics of Employment and Labor Relations

Human Resources Management Elective Courses
(6 credits)

Students choose two additional courses from the following:
BUS ADM 442 Industrial Psychology
BUS ADM 443 Special Topics in Human Resources Management
BUS ADM 446 Leadership & Team Building
BUS ADM 449 HRM Professional Internship
BUS ADM 541 Cross Cultural Management
COMMUN 300 Interviewers & Interviewing
COMMUN 310 Communication in Organizations
ECON 448 Economics of Human Resources

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. Program Checklists and 4-Year Plans can be found on the Undergraduate Student Services MyLubar Resources page.

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.

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:

Brady Corporation
Goodwill Industries
Kelly OCG
Menards Distribution Center
Mosaic Management Group
Northwestern Mutual
US Bank
WFA Staffing

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.

Zheng Cheng
  • Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
Tailan Chi
  • Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Professor of International Business & Global Studies, Organizations & Strategic Management
Stanlislav Dobrev
  • Robert L. and Sally S. Manegold Chair in Strategic Management, Organizations & Strategic Management
Michael Freimark
  • Teaching Faculty, Organizations & Strategic Management
Maria Goranova
  • Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
  • Director, M&I Marshall & Ilsey Center for Business Ethics
Edward Levitas
  • Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
Steven Michael
  • Karl A. and Lillian Bostrom Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Organizations & Strategic Management
Belle Rose Ragins
  • Sheldon B. Lubar Professor of Management, Organizations & Strategic Management
  • UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor
Hong Ren
  • Associate Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
Joan Shapiro Beigh
  • Teaching Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
Romila Singh
  • Associate Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
keimei sugiyama
  • Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
Ting Yao
  • Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
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