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Master's Human Resource Management Courses & Tuition
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Human Resource Management

Master of Human Resource Management Coursework

We are continually evolving the coursework in our Human Resource Management curriculum to ensure that our MHRM program is aligned with the current HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Required program courses (18 credit hours)

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Managerial Applications of Information Technology

Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis

Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business

Marketing Management

Human Resource Planning

Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MGMT591 – 3 credit hours
This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner.
Managerial Applications of Information Technology
MIS535 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces structures, applications and management of corporate information systems. Coursework investigates how technology is changing the way we conduct communication, make decisions, manage people and improve business processes, as well as how it adds value to business. Students access the Internet to gather and use information, and analyze business decisions using decision support tools.
Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT504 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts, as well as tools used to summarize the accounting of business transactions into statements. Students use these tools to diagnose and document an organization's fiscal health, as well as examine financial analyses and statements for management control, decision-making and reporting.
Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
MGMT520 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the legal, political and regulatory controls that define, promote and limit business practice opportunities. Fundamental interactions of law, politics, ethics and corporate social responsibility are emphasized. Topics include business and the legal system; foundations of business ethics; the constitution and business; regulatory and administrative agencies; regulation of private business conduct; the employer-employee relationship; formation and performance of contracts; ownership and control of business; antitrust, trade practices and consumer protection; land use and environmental protection; and the legal environment of international business.
Marketing Management
MKTG522 – 3 credit hours
Marketing Management presents a structured approach to understanding and managing the marketing function. Each student chooses a product or service and develops a written marketing plan to learn how to determine and integrate elements of a marketing strategy. Topics include market segmentation, targeting, positioning and research; product decisions; pricing; channels of distribution; sales management; advertising; new product development; and marketing budgets. Special attention is given to applied business research and to the roles international and ethical considerations play in making marketing decisions.
Human Resource Planning
HRM600 – 3 credit hours
MHRM students in this culminating course, intended to be taken as the last course, complete a comprehensive written plan for a company's human resource function. In preparing the plan, students review and integrate concepts and skills developed in other human resource courses. In addition to preparing the written plan, students make an oral presentation to the professor, the class and, when feasible, to a panel of human resource professionals.

Discipline-specific courses include five of the following (15 credit hours)

Managing Organizational Change

Employment Law

Strategic Staffing

Compensation

Benefits

Strategic Human Resource Management

Managing Organizational Change
HRM587 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts and techniques required to successfully implement change across an organization. Coursework focuses on identifying an organization's vision as well as opportunities that can align the vision with the organization's structures, processes, culture and orientation to the environment. Also addressed are opportunities for, and problems in, managing human dynamics in organizations, including intervention techniques, models, principles and values that indicate how to take charge of planned change efforts in order to achieve success.
Employment Law
HRM593 – 3 credit hours
Employment Law provides a comprehensive analysis of federal and state laws as they affect the human resource function, including equal employment opportunity, wage/overtime payment, employment agreements and other restrictions on management's rights. Emphasis is placed on applying employment laws to develop programs that enable organizations to be proactive in meeting both company and work force needs, with an eye to resolving workplace disputes, preventing litigation, and implementing and administering personnel policies and practices in compliance with applicable law.
Strategic Staffing
HRM594 – 3 credit hours
This course develops a strategic framework for providing corporations with the human resources needed to achieve corporate goals. The course focuses on policies and procedures for short- and long-range human resource planning, recruiting and selection. Rightsizing, employee separations and retention are also included.
Compensation
HRM598 – 3 credit hours
Compensation focuses on how organizations use pay systems as strategic tools for improving organizational effectiveness. Major systems of the design of pay, paying for performance, and administering and applying pay systems are appraised and assessed.
Benefits
HRM599 – 3 credit hours
This course examines, in-depth, employee benefits including legally required benefits (social security, worker compensation and unemployment compensation), as well as voluntary programs (health, disability, life, retirement, time-off, educational, work/life and others). The strategic importance of using employee benefits as part of the total compensation package is emphasized. In addition, financial, actuarial, administrative and legal implications of benefit plans are discussed.
Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM591 – 3 credit hours
This course surveys contemporary principles and practices for human capital management as a corporate strategic asset. Subject matter focuses on the changing nature of work in a dynamic global economy that requires flexible staffing, new approaches to workforce planning and talent management. Other topics covered include decentralized and virtual work environments, diversity, legal requirements, compliance as well as the ethics of managing human capital for competitive advantage.

Elective courses (12 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of programs. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

FINANCING OPTIONS

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