Wayne State College
Get your business (human resource management) degree at Wayne State College.

Human Resource Management Degree Program

About the Human Resource Management Degree Program

Do you have an interest in maximizing employee performance within an organization? Do you want to hire the right people for a position? Do you want to help people have fulfilling careers within an organization? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should consider the Human Resource Management degree program at Wayne State College. The HR Management degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve efficiency and effectiveness through the management of people within organizations. The concentration focuses on the necessary human resource management practices that support the organization’s business strategy: training and development, recruitment and selection, employee compensation and benefits, labor law and employee relations, performance, and motivation. With a Business degree, you’ll be ready to take on a career in any company or organization.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration/Human Resource Management
This program is also available online.

Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular pairings: Management, Office Administration, Spanish, Psychology, Sociology

Popular minors: Management Information Systems, Psychology

School: Business and Technology

Department: Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for the Human Resource Management degree program at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Human Resource Management degree program.

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Skills Learned

  • Workforce planning, recruitment, and job design
  • Employment laws and regulations
  • Human resource information systems
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Financial function within a business
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Principles of business marketing
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Organization and time management


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Possible Careers

  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Compensation manager
  • Benefits specialist
  • Labor relations specialists
  • Team leader
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resources consultant
  • Employment recruiter
  • Job development specialist
  • Office manager

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  • Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Employment agencies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • HR consulting firms
  • Job placement agencies
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Retail stores


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Human Resource Management degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Human Resource Management degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, events, and more.

WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

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  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs - Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
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We encourage all students to complete an internship before completing the Human Resource Management degree program. You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

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