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Department of Management and Human Resources

Progressive research, collaborative learning opportunities

Develop confidence at the Wisconsin School of Business while preparing for a career in the dynamic work of organizational structure, entrepreneurship, or leadership and employee development. Our progressive curriculum based on current research is taught by award-winning faculty. The Department of Management and Human Resources prepares undergraduate, master’s degree, and PhD students for a variety of career paths with high placement rates upon graduation.

The department is supported by the Weinert Center and Bolz Center for Arts Administration, as well as the Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship. These collaborations provide students with opportunities beyond the classroom to earn certificates and participate in programs to further develop their skills through hands-on experiences. Areas of faculty expertise and research include compensation, entrepreneurship, human resources, motivation, workforce diversity, organizational learning and innovation, and strategy.

Faculty and Research

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Our faculty members are committed to the management profession both in and beyond the classroom.

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Featured Publications

Read our most recent published articles.

Featured publications

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Research Seminars

Browse upcoming, recent, and archived research seminars.

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Degrees and Certificates We Support

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Undergraduate Program

Students may earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in:


Human Resource Management


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Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Nonbusiness Majors

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is open to undergraduate students earning any nonbusiness degree at UW–Madison.

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MA in Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership

Gain skills to lead in the arts, creative, and social sectors with this master’s degree that blends intensive business study, hands-on experience, and extensive professional networking opportunities.

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MBA Specialization in Strategic Human Resource Management

The Wisconsin MBA Program in strategic human resource management develops business leaders who are ready to improve organizational effectiveness through the skillful management of human resources.

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Certificates for MBA and other Graduate Students

You can earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship or Strategic innovation while enrolled in any degree-granting graduate program at UW–Madison.


Strategic Innovation

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PhD in Management and Human Resources

Students prepare for careers in research and teaching in the areas of organizational behavior, human resources, organization theory, entrepreneurship, and strategy.

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Knowledge Centers & Initiatives

Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship

The Weinert Center is a resource for UW–Madison undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study who are interested in entrepreneurship. Certificates, an undergraduate major, graduate fellowships, student organizations, and numerous events are sponsored by the center.

Bolz Center for Arts Administration

As the first multidisciplinary business degree focused on arts administration in the nonprofit and public realms, the Bolz Center offers an MA in Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership that blends intensive business study, hands-on experience, and extensive professional networking opportunities for its students and alumni.


The Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship fosters and facilitates curriculum and program development related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Programs and projects include a directory of entrepreneurship resources, experiential programs, research conferences, and events.

Strategic Human Resource Management Center

The Strategic Human Resource Management (SHR) Center develops business leaders who become strategic business partners, improving global organizational effectiveness through skillful people management.

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