Management: A hallmark of the major is a reliance on active learning. The major is one of only a handful in the country pairing small business owners and entrepreneurs with student teams providing real-world exposure to the challenges of running a business and managing a team.
Human Resource Management: The Human Resource Management major focuses on tested techniques essential for a successful career in human resources and industrial relations. This includes human resource planning, managing a diverse workforce, staffing, compensation, employee relations, and organizational development and change. The Department of Management, in consultation with the Advisory Board and the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), makes efforts to continuously improve the Human Resources major. We also benchmark our program against other quality programs in the Midwest.
The Department of Management is also a major sponsor of the Society for Excellence in Human Resource, the student chapter of SHRM at Western Michigan University. In summary, the Human Resource Management major provides students a broad exposure to various human resource issues and processes. In addition, it gives students opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to critically examine human resource issues. Finally, it provides various opportunities to prepare for an entry-level human resource positions, graduate education, or for future management positions.
Integrated Supply Management: