Master of Arts in Human Resources (36 credit hours)
Managing Human Resources Costs | HRC 7361 (3 credit hours)
Monitor and assess financial achievements of human resources goals, as well as other financial planning and control mechanisms within the work organization.
Human Resources Planning and Administration | HRC 7411 (3 credit hours)
Integration of human resources with strategic business functions and planning. Examines issues of structure, staffing, effectiveness, performance and assessment and diversity within organizations.
Wage, Salary, and Benefit Administration | HRC 7461 (3 credit hours)
Provides comprehensive overview of the elements of compensation, legal ramifications and compensation design and design of benefits programs and their impact on compensation and recruitment.
Recruitment Selection and Placement | HRC 7561 (3 credit hours)
Examine issues and methods for effective recruitment, employment selection and job placement. Compare various methods and procedures used as related to job requirements.
Training and Development | HRC 7601 (3 credit hours)
Cover fundamentals, purpose and role of the training and development function in human resources. Includes needs assessment, program development, methods and technologies, management development, evaluation of interventions.
Organizational Behavior and Theory | HRC 7611 (3 credit hours)
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.
Employment Law | HRC 7741 (3 credit hours)
Examination of Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Leave Act and other recent and forthcoming legislation. Discuss impact for employee relations and management training for compliance.
Value Systems and Professional Ethics | HRF 7001 (3 credit hours)
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.
Trends, Issues, and Perspectives in Human Resources | HRF 7111 (3 credit hours)
Extended overview of the role of human resources in organizations. Existing theory and practice as well as new and emerging topics in the field.
Research: Assessment and Evaluation | HRF 7161 (3 credit hours)
Develop conceptual and analytical skills and knowledge to assess organizational needs and program effectiveness through the use of research methodologies.
Applied Case Studies in Human Resources | HRF 8481 (3 credit hours)
Seminar for graduating students in which participants develop a major case study of human resource issues, programs and policies in a current organization, most often their own. Draws from previous courses as issues are identified, analyzed and discussed.
Elective course (3 credit hours)
Organization Consultation Skills | HRC 7661 (3 credit hours)
Emphasis on the consulting process in organizations including the role and skills of a consultant, internal versus external consulting, contracting for services, resistance to change, diagnosis, data collection and interventions to improve organizational performance. Apply consulting skills to case simulation.
Career Development | HRC 7811 (3 credit hours)
Studies issues and methods involved in career development, as well as the personal and organizational issues and practices relevant to individual careers. Examines career development methods and their application to specific work situations.
Managing a Culturally Diverse Workplace | HRC 7841 (3 credit hours)
Study of how gender, ethnicity and other cultural diversity dimensions influence organizational behavior and outcomes. Includes theory and techniques for working with and leading diverse workforce in order to increase organizational effectiveness and to enable all members to reach their full potential.
Advanced Special Topics: SHRM Certificate Prep | HRC 8552 (3 credit hours)
Course covers a detailed review of Human Resource Management and preparation for the Human Resource Certification Institute certification examination. Students will study particular facets of HR management in detail and prepare students for the HRCI examination using the Society of Human Resource Management Learning System Materials.
*Students interested in preparing for the SHRM SCP (Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional) should take Advanced Special Topics: SHRM Certificate Prep | HRC 8552 as the elective in this program.
For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a program overview.
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