Western Michigan University's human resource management major emphasizes tested concepts essential for a successful career in human resources, industrial relations or management. These include human resource planning, managing a diverse workforce, staffing, compensation, employee relations, and organizational development and change. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared for graduate studies in human resources or a career in business, unions, industrial relations or law.
To ensure excellent and current practices, WMU's Department of Management and the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management make efforts to continuously improve the program and benchmark it against other quality programs in the Midwest.
WMU's Department of Management is a sponsor of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources, the WMU student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. As a human resource management student, you will be encouraged to get involved in this group to gain valuable professional development and networking opportunities.
Recent WMU graduates with degrees in human resource management are working as:
- Corporate human resource professionals
- Consultants and suppliers of human resource services
- General managers in organizations
Among the organizations they work for are:
- Private corporations
- Government agencies