MBA in Human Resource Management
Your achievements as a leader depend on how well you balance the team dynamics of leadership and followership. Executives and leaders in HR must effectively manage, motivate, and compensate their employees. The Huizenga Business School's MBA in Human Resource Management program provides a unique perspective on interpersonal and organizational behaviors, and teaches various approaches for managing and motivating employees. Enrolling in the MBA in Human Resource Management program requires that you take many of the traditional courses associated with a general MBA program, along with courses that have been tailored to HR topics. Upon graduation you will be prepared to lead your company's human resource activities, helping achieve your organizational goals and objectives. You will gain a solid understanding of general business administration acumen, coupled with specialized HRM skills sets in implementing new procedures, solving conflicts, employee benefits and compensation, training personnel.
- MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends or during the day on the main campus, alternating weekends at select other campuses and online. Human Resource Management courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus and online.
- Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
- Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
- A Human Resource Management Certificate and Human Resource Development Certificate are also available.
Curriculum Guide topTotal credits: 43
|HRM 5030||Managing Human Resources|
|HRM 5260||Employee Relations|
|HRM 5365||Talent Management|
|HRM 5375||Total Compensation|
|HRM 5302||Human Resource Capstone & Certificate Preparation|
Course Descriptions top
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HRM 5030 Managing Human Resources (3 cr.)
Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.
HRM 5260 Employee Relations (3 cr.)
An in-depth examination of labor relations, covering collective bargaining, contract negotiation, contract administration, mediation, arbitration, and other types of dispute resolution case problems based on actual situations that are utilized to acquaint students with union-management relations. Prerequisite: HRM 5375
HRM 5365 Talent Management (3 cr.)
This course focuses on the strategies and tools that human resource professionals use to create organizational excellence by identifying high quality talent; creation of technological strategies to recruit high quality talent; development of systems that will provide highest levels of both personal and professional development and growth within the organization; creation of promotional and cross-functional systems that will talent strength the organization; development of retention strategies that tie rewards to performance of talent; creation of workforce planning systems that will provide succession planning of best talent within the organization; and utilization of technological systems to support these functions within human resources planning. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381.
HRM 5375 Total Compensation (3 cr.)
This course examines the strategies and options available to maintain employee health, as well as compensation administration. Job evaluation, incentive systems, and work sampling will be considered. A strong course focus will be on pay for performance. Innovative approaches that have been used by a variety of organizations will be studied. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381
HRM 5302 Human Resource Capstone & Certificate Preparation (4 cr.)
As the last course in the HRM curriculum, this course provides a unique learning experience, reviewing and integrating all the student has learned. All aspects of HRM are addressed. This course also prepares students to sit for certification exams. Considerable time is spent simulating the exam experience. Prerequisites: HRM 5260, HRM 5365 and HRM 5375.
Foundation Course Descriptions top
ACTP 5001 Introductory Accounting (3 cr.)
An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
QNTP 5002 Introductory Statistics (3 cr.)
This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
ECNP 5003 Introductory Economics (3 cr.)
This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
MKTP 5005 Introductory Marketing (3 cr.)
This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
FINP 5008 Business Finance (3 cr.)
A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.