MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology will offer an online human resource management degree. WIU is one of very few schools in the state to provide this offering.

The new option for students expands flexibility to take classes online, join remotely during live lectures, watch recorded lectures or combine online learning with face-to-face classes on the Macomb or Quad Cities campuses. In addition, all curriculum is aligned with the educational guidelines put forth by the Society for Human Resource Management.

“The online human resource management degree allows both traditional and non-traditional students, with the capability, to complete the degree from anywhere at any time,” said Human Resource Management Professor Susan Stewart.

In addition, the offering is a value to students enrolled in institutions that have 2+2 agreements with WIU. The major allows students to move directly from earning an associate degree into the online program to finish their bachelor’s degree at WIU.

According to College of Business and Technology Interim Dean Craig Conrad, WIU human resource management faculty have been developing and teaching online and in hybrid formats for several years in support of existing online offerings.

“Because of the human resource management faculty’s online and hybrid experience, WIU is able to offer a wide variety of courses in these formats, such as employment law, staffing, performance management, benefits and more,” Conrad said.

The new mode of delivery for the Human Resource Management program enhances the online portfolio within the College of Business and Technology. Other online programs include Bachelor of Business degrees in accounting, economics, management and supply chain management; a Bachelor of Arts in Economics; and an MBA degree. A full listing of online programs is available at wiu.edu/online.

For more information on the new online human resource management degree offering, visit wiu.edu/academics/hrm.

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