Strategic Human Resource Management Center
Bolstering business strategy.
Developing the people who take businesses forward.
The Strategic Human Resource Management (SHR) Center develops business leaders who become strategic business partners, improving global organizational effectiveness through skillful people management. At our center, MBA students immediately connect with alumni and industry partners through applied learning activities such as HR-focused case studies, workshops, mentoring, and consulting projects.
The core MBA curriculum in operations, finance, marketing, accounting, and strategy is paired with a specialized human resources curriculum, including coursework in compensation, employee relations, staffing, labor relations, negotiations, and change management. The program features applied learning opportunities, instruction from world-class faculty, and internships.
MBA in Strategic Human Resource Management
The program features applied learning, instruction from world-class faculty, and internships.
Learn through hands-on experience
The core MBA curriculum is paired with a specialized human resources curriculum, including coursework in compensation, employee relations, staffing, labor relations, negotiations, and change management. Students also gain valuable, real-world experience working with executives at leading companies. Students complete consulting projects, analyzing a wide range of management topics, such as compensation or staffing needs and creating actionable strategic plans. The program features guest speakers from leading corporations and case studies that require the latest in predictive software.
- Applied HR consulting projects
- Enthusiastic, helpful alumni; active alumni mentoring
- Weekly workshops to complement classroom learning
- SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) or -Senior Certified Professional (SCP) preparation
- Executive in Residence
- Industry visits
- Résumé, biography, and interview preparation
Our MBA students regularly engage with a community of influential alumni and a network of industry executives with diverse HR positions. At the annual HR Summit, students network with alumni and industry leaders, learn from mock interviews, and hear presentations on current industry challenges and trends. Students learn from industry partners in the classroom and work alongside them during the capstone consulting project.
Wisconsin MBA specialization in strategic human resource management hosts an annual HR Summit to share information about timely, forward-looking human resources topics.