MS in Human Resource Management
(Weekend and Online)
The leadership skills that have brought you where you are today may not be the ones necessary to take you and your organization forward. Leaders in the field of HR must understand how to manage, motivate, and compensate people. The Huizenga Business School's MS in Human Resource Management program presents new perspectives on individual and group behavior, and provide insight into approaches for better management and motivation of employees. The program's curriculum will teach you contemporary management issues from implementing new procedures, solving conflicts, complying with affirmative action requirements, to training personnel, and achieving organizational goals and objectives.
- Courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus, weeknights 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.
- Features professional competency in Value Driven Management.
Curriculum Guide top
Offered on alternating weekends on the main campus, weeknights and online.
Each of the following is required (43 total credits):
|ISM 5085||Enterprise Information Systems|
|MKT 5017||Delivering Superior Customer Value|
|MGT 5020||Managing Organizational Behavior|
|HRM 5030||Managing Human Resources|
|HRM 5240||Advanced Organizational Development|
|HRM 5260||Employee Relations|
|HRM 5300||Career Development|
|HRM 5340||Measuring Human Resources|
|HRM 5355||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HRM 5360||Human Resource Development|
|HRM 5365||Talent Management|
|HRM 5375||Total Compensation|
|HRM 5385||Organization Consultation|
|HRM 5302||Human Resource Capstone & Certificate Preparation|
|HRM 5303||Human Resource Capstone Course|
Course Descriptions top
Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the MS in Human Resource Management curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.
ISM 5085 Enterprise Information Systems (3 cr.)
Information and communication technologies are essential tools in today's global business environment. They are also important to the development of innovative business models. This course explores the use of these technologies both to build innovative systems to gain competitive advantage and also to optimize operations for competitive advantage, particularly through the use of enterprise systems. The implementation and use of these systems to build strategic partnerships and customer relationships are also discussed. Prerequisites: For Day MBA students only, ISM 5103 is required.
MKT 5017 Delivering Superior Customer Value (3 cr.)
This course stresses the service aspects of an organization, especially customer service, marketing and organizational responsiveness, and how to create superior customer value. Via an integrated marketing and operations perspective and the use of case analysis, students will understand how to blend the delivery of service and quality, together with pricing strategies to maximize the value proposition. Strategies for optimizing and communicating customer value, measuring customer orientation, and relationship marketing are also examined.
MGT 5020 Managing Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
Managing Organizational Behavior: Students will gain a working knowledge of how to manage personal, interpersonal, and group processes by developing their interpersonal skills to assume responsibility for leading and promoting teamwork among diverse stakeholders. Students will learn to manage individual and group behaviors in improving organizational productivity and performance. Through experiential learning, students will learn to integrate home, work, and educational observations and experiences and to convert them into proactive practical applications for growth and renewal in these diverse settings.
HRM 5240 Advanced Organizational Development (3 cr.)
TThis course addresses the need for planned change focused on an organization's ability to compete over the long term. It addresses individual, team, and organization-wide interventions that can raise productivity/quality, improve competitiveness, increase skills, improve morale, and renew commitment to employee involvement. It will incorporate both the scientific and systems perspective in the use of behavioral science knowledge. In addition, students will compare and appreciate inquiry with the standard problem-solving approach as they learn about a variety of models, methods, and tools. Prerequisites: ISM 5085, and HRM 5260, and HRM 5300, and HRM 5340, and HRM 5360, and HRM 5365, and HRM 5381 or HRM 5030, and MGT 5012 or MGT 5020, and MKT 5017.
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 5300 Career Development (3 cr.)
Work and professional careers are an important component and often the central focus of individual lives. Despite this, critical career choices are all too often made without the careful planning, information gathering, and analysis that are taken for granted in other business decisions. The purpose of this course is to lay the basis for effective personal career management. The course is aimed specifically at students who want to improve their abilities and skills and real-world opportunities. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381
HRM 5340 Measuring Human Resources (3 cr.)
This course affects every aspect of the organization. This course addresses how to build measurement strategies for all HR activity so that the impact can be determined. A value-adding approach will be taken so that HR practitioners will be able to exhibit an understanding of the business. This will include aspects that influence organizational quality, productivity, services, and profitability. HR will be assessed as a system within a system. Students will learn how to position HR as a strategic partner. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381
HRM 5355 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
This course views managing human resources as a strategic organization asset that supports competitive advantage and major strategic objectives. It positions HRM as an integral partner in a firm's strategic planning and implementation, in terms of external environmental and internal exigencies. It focuses on HR planning and strategies and their applications in HR programs and processes. Students also learn how to develop alignment among vision, strategy and values in the development of a paradigm based upon competencies required for enhancing the business results of a company or government agency. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381
HRM 5360 Human Resource Development (3 cr.)
This course views managing human resources as a strategic organization asset that supports competitive advantage and major strategic objectives. It positions HRM as an integral partner in a firm's strategic planning and implementation, in terms of external environmental and internal exigencies. It focuses on HR planning and strategies and their applications in HR programs and processes. Students also learn how to develop alignment among vision, strategy and values in the development of a paradigm based upon competencies required for enhancing the business results of a company or government agency. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381.
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 5381 Special Topics in Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
Topics include Quality of Work Life; Second-Career Decision and Midlife Change; Conflict Management/Team Management; Incentive Systems and Incentive Contracting; and Management Education and Training. Prerequisite: HRMP 5200 or equivalent.
HRM 5385 Organization Consultation (3 cr.)
This course addresses the use of internal/external consultation processes in organizations. The framework of consultation as helping organizations reach a level of optimum performance will be utilized. Organizations will be treated as learning systems. Individual consulting styles will be analyzed. 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.