Bachelor's to Master'sHuman Resource Management

The dual / accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) to Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program from Wichita State will prepare you for graduate work in human resource management through a coordinated program leading to both degrees. Undergraduates in the program are allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit while completing the requirements for a BBA in any business discipline.

Learn how human resource management is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be considered for admission to the program, the following must be satisfied:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall;
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate study;
  • Completion of four HRM and / or MGMT classes at the 300 level or above; and
  • Admission recommendation from a member of the HRM or MGMT graduate faculty.

Inside the Program

International business group gives students competitive advantage

Cynthia Matson's time at Wichita State shaped who she is today. As a business major, she was vice president of the Barton International Group, a student-run consulting firm through the Barton School of Business at WSU.

Every fall, BIG takes undergraduate students from all majors and classes, ranging from finance to mechanical engineering for an opportunity to get involved in unique capacities.

As a BIG member, students have the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage through real-world experience, working alongside business professionals from diverse industries in a fast, highly driven environment with other liked-minded students.


The human resource management curriculum prepares you to perform functions such as hiring and training employees, performance appraisal and compensation—and for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification. You’ll also gain a solid business skill set by completing core business courses.

Students admitted to the dual / accelerated program are allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit, including 800-level courses, prior to completing undergraduate degree requirements.

WSU is the only Kanas Regents university to offer a human resource management degree.


A degree in human resource management from Wichita State will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of high-paying human-resource careers in settings such as:

  • Local, national and international companies
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Manufacturing and government
  • Health care and social assistance

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