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Aligned with national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) criteria, the human resources MBA program at Baldwin Wallace University provides students with fundamental managerial and leadership skills that will enable them to understand strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations.

Participants study and learn with other HR professionals and interact with managers from various business disciplines to expand their network of professional contacts.

Explore various compensation models. Examine and apply the theory and strategy behind compensation practices, from behavioral aspects and legal constraints to developing base pay systems, variable pay, executive compensation, and benefits.

Understand the laws of employment. Through cases and practical application, explore laws affecting the workplace and interpretations of them as reflected in agency and court rulings.

Lead staffing and development operations. Take a deep dive into what it takes to acquire and develop an organization's workforce. Apply topics such as job analysis, assessment, recruiting, selection, training, and development in real-world situations.

Career Outcomes

Human resources is a diverse profession. Graduates of this MBA program are poised for leadership roles within their organization or enabled to pursue a career pivot. Job titles of master's-prepared HR managers include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Payroll Director
  • Corporate Learning Specialist
  • Performance Improvement Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Training Facilitator
  • Organizational Development Consultant


Small class sizes led by thought leaders and executives from across industries provide a rich learning experience. Our instructors are focused on teaching, real-world application, and, most importantly, positioning you for career advancement. BW faculty bring first-hand knowledge and industry connections from their professional careers into the classroom.

Flexible MBA

Our flexible MBA option allows students to choose a start term (fall, spring or summer), class times (weeknight evenings or weekdays), the pace of the program and three options for attending classes (in-person, in real-time online or by watching a recording). Students can utilize all three options throughout the program based upon the most convenient option for their schedule.

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Stackable Certificates

If you're interested in earning your MBA but don't have the time to commit to a full program, our stackable certificates allow you to earn credits toward an MBA degree and earn micro-credentials along the way.

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The program combines powerful coursework on managing human capital for the modern firm with classes designed to enhance your leadership capabilities and overall business knowledge.

Classes do not need to be taken in the sequence below; your advisor can help you select and register for courses throughout the program.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions and curriculum can be found in the University catalog.

MBA Core Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
MGT-501 Systems Management & Organizational Theory 3
MGT-509 Organizational Leadership 3
BUS-526 Operations Analysis Models 3
ACC-548 Accounting for Business Decisions 3
FNC-548 Financial Management I 3
MKT-551 Strategic Marketing 3
FNC-581 Managerial Economics 3
BUS-670 Strategic Management 3

Human Resources Specialization

Course Number Course Name Credits
MGT-611 Compensation 3
MGT-612 Employment Law 3
MGT-613 Staffing and Development 3

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Accreditation and Membership

Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The BW Carmel Boyer School of Business is an accredited member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Learn More

Ready to take the next step and learn more about graduate business programs at BW? Submit the form below or contact Carmen Castro-Rivera at (440) 826-3331 or today.