Business Management, Human Resources

Learn the skills necessary to support employees in a large or small organization with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Your career as a human resource specialist can give you the ability to recruit, screen, interview, and place employees. You will also learn  to build strategic programs which can enhance individuals lifestyle with health benefits, work environment, and expertise.

Students who have completed this concentration at UW-Parkside now work in Human Resource Management at a wide variety of organizations in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, including Aurora Health Care, CNH, Uline, Hewitt Associates, Horizon Retail Construction, Bass Pro Shops, and Walgreens. Other students have used their Human Resource knowledge to help run their family or other small businesses

Our alumni also pursue graduate degrees through programs like the MBA at UW-Parkside or the Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR) at UW-Milwaukee. In addition they may pursue professional certification as a PHR or a SPHR (similar to a CPA in accounting) through the Society for Human Resource Management.

Human resource management students are in high demand for professional internships with major corporations and businesses of all sizes. You also have the opportunity to work with organizations on community-based learning projects.

Not only do human resource management students learn from top faculty, they also benefit from visiting scholars and guest speakers in the classroom and during special events by the department, college, and the student organizations.

Gain real-world experience through the Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center (SEG), a campus partnership with area businesses and nonprofit organizations. Under the direction of faculty, students help solve business challenges, allowing them to expand upon what they learn in the classroom. The work provides a cost-effective solution for medium and small-sized  organizations.

Within SEG are specialty centers:

  • Information Technology Practice Center
  • Operations Management Specialty Center
  • and Accounting and Finance Specialty Center

It's difficult to learn from a textbook how business is conducted outside of the U.S. The Global Education Center (GEC) evolved as a means to:

  • provide students with first-hand experience through international study
  • bring international experts and scholars to campus
  • provide faculty members with opportunities to study abroad
  • and recruit international students to Parkside.


Our Business Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). We offer a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.

Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this "gold standard" program accreditation.

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Labor Relations Specialists
  • Top Executives
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists



University of Wisconsin System Member
The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
AACSB accredited
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