Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Human Resources Management Emphasis

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Semester Credit Hours Required

36-45 Semester credit hours required.

The M.B.A. emphasis in Human Resources Management is designed for students seeking to improve their business knowledge  to pursue a career in the field of human resources management.  Human resources management involves many functions to manage an organization’s most important asset, its employees.  These functional areas include, but are not limited to staffing, training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management/appraisal, employment law, and labor relations.  The M.B.A.-H.R. emphasis prepares students to pursue certification as a Human Resources professional through either the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) or Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Courses may be taken in any sequence, with 3 exceptions:

  1. Students should complete BUS 5433 , prior to enrolling in BUS 5243 .
  2. Students must have successfully completed BUS 5133 , BUS 5433 , BUS 5243 , BUS 5263 , and BUS 5663 before attempting BUS 5893 .
  3. Students should enroll in BUS 5893 in their last semester of the program.

BUS 5893 is the Capstone course for the program.  In this class, students will be required to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in all of the other required courses. 

Proficiency Courses (may be waived)0-9
Foundations in Business
Financial Accounting
Foundations of Financial Management
Required Courses for M.B.A. major
BUS 5133Marketing Management3
BUS 5243Managerial Finance3
BUS 5263Organizational Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 5433Managerial Accounting3
BUS 5663Decision Analysis for Managers3
BUS 5893Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone, must be taken in FINAL semester.)3
BUS 5933Business Ethics and Legal Environment3
Total Semester Credit Hours21-30
Required Courses for emphasis in Human Resources Management
ECO 5143Advanced Managerial Economics3
BUS 5273Human Resource Administration3
BUS 5613Staffing3
BUS 5623Compensation and Benefits3
BUS 5633Principles of Talent Development3
Total Semester Credit Hours15