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Human Resource Management

Human resources (HR) professionals are critical players in all business organizations, big and small, publicly owned and private. From finding the right personnel and guiding staffing decisions, to setting company policies, finding sharp and intelligent HR professionals is crucial to any organization's future success. Marian's BBA in Human Resource Management will empower you to enter this dynamic field, or advance your current career in HR, through an in-depth study of recruiting, staffing, compensation theory, training and development, labor relations, and equal employment opportunity.

Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of Wisconsin working adults looking to advance their careers, the Human Resource Management program will deliver to you a solid theoretical base, an abundance of hands-on learning opportunities, and powerful connections with other Wisconsin business professionals.

The Core

The BBA core curriculum will position you to explore a variety of essential areas related to business, from statistics, accounting, and microeconomics to business law, strategy and policy, business ethics, and many more. Additionally, the business core will enable you to develop and sharpen crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, leadership, and writing, among others.

The Curriculum

The Human Resource Management curriculum is designed to introduce and strengthen your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas that HR professionals encounter every day. From things like compensation and benefits, organizational training, HR management, and other areas, you'll engage in case studies, small-group discussions, and work-related research projects, developing knowledge that can be applied at your current job the very next day. The curriculum has been crafted with significant input from executives at some of the state's most respected companies and organizations.

The Convenience

As your neighbor, Marian is local, connected, and respected-employers know us and trust our graduates. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, and West Allis Milwaukee, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some courses are available online; you can start your program in the fall, spring, or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science with concentration in Organizational Leadership and Quality

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009

Liberal Arts Core

30 credits as follows:

3 credits:

ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

12 credits:

HIS 114 World History since 1900, 3 cr.

HIS 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Elective, 3 cr.

THE xxx Elective, 3 cr.

6 credits(must be from at least two areas):

ART xxx Elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PHI 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

BIO xxx Ecological or Environmental Science elective, 3 cr.

PHS xxx Physical Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, or Physics elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PSY xxx Psychology Elective, 3 cr.

SOC xxx Sociology Elective, 3 cr.

Business Administration Core

37 credits:

ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.

BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.

BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.

BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.

BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio, 1 cr.

COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.

ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.

FIN 300 Finance: Theory and Applications, 3 cr.

MAT 123 Introduction to Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.

MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.

MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.

PHI 231 Business Ethics, 3 cr.

TEC 201 Information Systems for Business, 3 cr.


15 credits:

MGT 304 International Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.

MGT 311 Human Resource Management, 3 cr.

MGT 411 Organizational Training, Development, 3 cr.

MGT 412 HR Planning, Recruitment and Selection, 3 cr.

MGT 413 Compensation and Benefits, 3 cr.


Did You Know?

Marian has 11 adult undergraduate majors (Source: Academic Bulletin, 2013-2014).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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