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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) improves the fit between individuals and organizations. HRM systems work in concert to improve employee performance, retention, satisfaction, and more. Typical career areas are employment recruiting and staffing, training and development, performance management, industrial and labor relations, compensation and benefits, safety and health, and government compliance. Demand for more and better HR professionals will continue to increase as a result of international, economic, demographic, legal, and other trends.

Possible Careers

  • Compensation and Benefits Administrator
  • Compliance/EEO Officer
  • Human Resource Assistant/Generalist
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Human Resource Information Systems Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager/Director
  • Job Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Performance Management Professional
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer
  • Workforce Planning Manager
Why Choose Human Resource Management at WIU?

The HRM program provides undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively manage human capital within organizations. Students take a variety of courses in several functional areas including Staffing, Compensation, Legal Compliance, Performance Management, and Training and Development along with courses in broader areas such as Organizational Behavior and General Management. Students may choose from a variety of elective courses as well. The curriculum in WIU’s HRM program has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for being aligned with its guidelines. It is strongly recommended that HRM students engage in enrichment activities such as an internship, a study abroad program, or a minor. The HRM major and minor are offered on both the WIU-Macomb and WIU-Quad Cities campuses

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Business, Integrated Master of Business Administration
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: No
  • Campus: Macomb & Quad Cities
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors, Graduate Studies


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Stipes Hall 414
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1535
Fax: (309) 298-1019

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