Human resource management student in the WMU Haworth building

Our approach

We offer the very best in experiential learning, from simulations, to specialized classrooms, to certifications, to preparation for graduate school.

Department of Management

Do you describe yourself as a people person? Are you looking for a career that gets you out from behind a desk? The Department of Management at the Haworth College of Business offers Bachelor in Business Administration degrees that build on your interpersonal skills and set you up for a fulfilling career in any industry. Whether you see yourself as a human resource professional or the future leader of a Fortune 500 company, the coursework, practical skills and support of professors at WMU Haworth will help you shape your strengths and abilities into a career that leaves a lasting impact.

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    Human Resource Management

  • Video of Craft your career at WMU Haworth: Leadership and business strategy major

    Leadership and Business Strategy

Management degree programs that mean business

Companies today are looking for employees who are knowledgeable, highly motivated and able to tackle challenges head-on. The innovative curriculum at the Department of Management will provide the knowledge you need to take your natural abilities and mold them into an energizing career. With faculty members who are dedicated to your success, active student groups and plenty of learning experiences outside of the classroom, you will be well equipped for a bright future.

Enhance your experience with focused resources

Whether you need career advice, academic advising, personal and professional development or a chance to meet other students in your program, our department gives you a wide breadth of resources so you can take full advantage of your WMU education.

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Do you have entrepreneurial aspirations?

The Department of Management offers opportunities to explore and test your ideas. Participating in entrepreneurship programming as a student will help you develop concepts before you graduate. 

  • Entrepreneurship minor: Learn about designing, financing and managing a new venture. Check it out.
  •  Bronco Pitch Competition: Pitch your innovative business ideas for a chance to win prizes and receive feedback. Get ready to pitch.
  • Starting Gate: Apply to participate in WMU’s own student business accelerator. You will develop a business plan, pitch your ideas and explore funding. Learn more.
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Tim Palmer Quote

  • My hope is always that students gain a greater appreciation for the potential role of business to make society stronger.

    Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management

Find your competitive edge at WMU

  • DECA competitors with their trophies

    In a field of more than 1,200 participants, Western Michigan University students bested their competitors at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. At the competition, business students tested their skills in a variety of contexts in both prepared and extemporaneous case studies and presentations, with four WMU Haworth students placing in the international competition.

  • First-place team Brush Ease. Left to right, team members are Teh Ang Qi, Bhairavi Patel, Sophie Nguyen and Paige DePatis.

    The 2024 Bronco Pitch Competition brought out the best from student entrepreneurs across Western Michigan University who pitched their innovative business ideas to a panel of judges. The first-place team consisted of four engineering students with an idea for a more sanitary and environmentally-friendly hair brush called Brush Ease.