Students in human resources management study how organizations attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees, and how they interact with organizations representing employees. Management studies focus on the activities of leadership, power, decision-making, organizational structure and change, strategy and policy, and the integration of organizational functions. Studies in entrepreneurship are designed for students who are interested in bringing new ideas to the marketplace.

Students admitted to the Wisconsin School of Business may complete a major in management and human resources in four ways:

  • Complete the requirements for the management option only (students still earn a major in MHR)
  • Complete the requirement for the human resources option only (students still earn a major in MHR)
  • Complete the requirements for the entrepreneurship option only (students still earn a major in MHR)
  • Complete the requirements for two of the three options (students still earn a major in MHR)

Note: Completing two options still constitutes one major. Students may not receive credit for completing all three options.

In addition, the following rules apply when combining options:

  • Students may complete only two of three options.
  • For successful completion of TWO options, a student must take a minimum of 18 credits from among the listed courses (21 credits for HR & Entrepreneurship).
  • Double (or triple) counting of MHR 399 across options within the MHR major is prohibited.

Explore Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an excellent way to gain international experience that enhances your business education. Many students also consider a summer program or a short program embedded in a course. Students are encouraged to visit the Study Abroad section to learn more about study abroad opportunities and to meet with their academic advisor to discuss course planning. Students can take a maximum of two courses in their major abroad, and it is recommended that students take MHR 300 prior to studying abroad. Other common course options abroad include core and breadth courses.


Learn more our Management & Human Resources department.


Meet the academic and career advisors for Management and Human Resources.

Mattison DJ
DJ Mattison
Academic Advisor
Caitlin Quillen
Caitlin Quillen
Career Coach
Please visit the Contact Advisors and Staff page for information on advising and appointments.