MBA in Human Resource Management

MBA in Human Resource Management Degree Professor Baiyun Gong
Baiyun Gong, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Management; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Human Resource Management, Management, and Organizational Behavior.

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.

Program Features:
  • MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends or during the day on the main campus, alternating weekends at the other campuses, evenings in Miramar, and online. Human Resource Management courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus and online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 18 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  arrowtop

Total credits: 43

MBA Core Courses (27 total credits)

Human Resource Management Concentration Courses (16 total credits):
HRM 5030 Managing Human Resources  
HRM 5260 Employee Relations  
HRM 5365 Talent Management  
HRM 5375 Employee Health and Reward Systems  
HRM 5302 Human Resource Certification Workshop  

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions  arrowtop

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HRM 5030     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Managing Human Resources: 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.)

Employee Relations: Principles, Problems, and Cases: 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: HRMP 5200 or equivalent.

HRM 5365     Talent Management  (3 cr.)

Seminar in Hiring and Developing Employees: This course focuses on the strategies and tools that HR professionals use to recruit, hire, and retain employees. Specific attention will be paid to job placement, job design, and job redesign. Human resource planning will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HRMP 5200 or equivalent.

HRM 5375     Employee Health and Reward Systems  (3 cr.)

Employee Health and Reward Systems: 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: HRMP 5200 or equivalent.

HRM 5302     Human Resource Certification Workshop  (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 the HRCI certification exams. Considerable time is spent simulating the exam experience. Prerequisites: HRM 5260, HRM 5365 and HRM 5375.

Foundation Course Descriptions  arrowtop

ACTP 5001     Introductory Accounting  (3 cr.)

Introductory Accounting: 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.

QNTP 5002     Introductory Statistics  (3 cr.)

Introductory Statistics: Review of college algebra and elementary calculus, probability theory, and statistical analysis. Course satisfies program prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs.

ECNP 5003     Introductory Economics  (3 cr.)

Introductory Economics: This course is designed to acquaint the student with economic issues of the day (e.g., inflation and recession as they affect family and national income). Students will recognize relationships among prices, wages, profits, and supply and demand as they influence daily lives. Course satisfies program prerequisite of economics for master's degree programs.

MKTP 5005     Introductory Marketing  (3 cr.)

Introductory Marketing: 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.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

Business Finance: 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.

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