MinorHuman Resource Management

A minor in human resource management from Wichita State's AACSB-accredited Barton School of Business will familiarize you with the processes organizations use in the hiring and training of employees, performance appraisal and compensation. This minor is a valuable addition to business and non-business majors—and is useful in a wide range of careers.

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

Dr. Barut teaching a Management course.

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 admitted to the Barton School of Business, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. In addition, the minor has different requirements for business students and non-business majors.

Inside the Program

High-tech trading center brings Stock Market to life

There's a big difference between listening to a finance professor talk about how markets work and being able to see those markets work in real time. 

The Koch Global Trading Center in Clinton Hall allows you to participate in real-time financial simulations based on the Stock Market. The center features a 60-foot long digital financial ticker that displays live market data.

You'll be prepared with the knowledge and skills to immediately enter the workforce upon graduation.


To complete the minor, you will take 15 credit hours of upper-division business courses. Course offerings range from HR fundamentals and employment law to building effective work teams and negotiation.


A business 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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