Management and Marketing

Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management

Why Choose Human Resource Management at WIU?

  • Award-winning student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a SHRM aligned curriculum prepares students for professional certification
  • Hands-on experience with local organizations provide students with industry recognized skills
  • Study abroad programs, professional development events, career fairs, and internships provide networking opportunities
  • The integrated program allows students to earn two degrees (bachelor's and MBA) in just five years
  • Accreditation by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) ensures a quality educational experience
SHRM president

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest human resource membership organization. WIU has active chapters in Macomb and the Quad Cities.


Emma Patla

Emma Patla is a 2023 graduate of the Human Resource Management program.

“Throughout my time in WIU’s HR Program, I have enhanced my understanding of Human Resources (HR) and its role in an organization. As a result of my participation in WIU’s HR Program and WIU’s award-winning SHRM student chapter, I am prepared for my future in HR. The SHRM student chapter allows for many opportunities in HR career development as a student. One opportunity I took to enhance my knowledge of HR was participating in a study abroad program. Completing the “Business Practices & Culture of Ireland” study abroad program was one of my most memorable experiences at WIU. I am fortunate to be recognized for receiving the HR Departmental Scholar Award prior to my graduation. Western’s HR curriculum has provided me with a foundation to excel in my Benefits and Learning & Development internships at Ryerson, a leading processor and distributor of industrial metals. I am excited to continue my career with Ryerson upon graduation. ”

-Emma Patla '23


  • CBT Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship ($2000)
  • Dr. Jack P. Daniels (4 @ $1000)
  • Excellence in Business and Technology Scholarships (10 @ $2000)
  • Jerry Purdum Scholarship for Business ($2000)