WSU adds M.B.A. concentration in human resources

The Wayne State University School of Business Administration has announced a new concentration in human resources to be available to new and current students in its traditional M.B.A. program, effective immediately.

The human resources concentration will equip students with the core knowledge and skills they need to harness the value of human resources in the production of goods and services by looking at such topics as the supply and demand of labor markets, the state of world economies, the future of labor costs, how incentives operate and more.

"Students will gain the knowledge to answer some tough HR-related questions, such as ‘How do you attract good workers?’ ‘Who should you hire?’ ‘How should you compensate them?’" said Amber Conway, director of the school’s Graduate Programs Office.

M.B.A. students wishing to add the human resources concentration will take nine credits of coursework within the School of Business Administration and the joint program in Employment and Labor Relations (ELR).

Human resources is the 13th concentration available to students in the Wayne State M.B.A. program. The others are accounting systems, auditing, corporate governance, finance, financial accounting, global supply chain management, information systems management, internal audit, international business, management, marketing and taxation. These concentrations allow our students to better align their degree with their career goals.

To learn more about the Wayne State M.B.A. or any of our graduate programs in business, contact the SBA Graduate Programs Office at 313-577-4511 or You can also learn more at our M.B.A. Open House on June 24, 2014.


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