Master of Arts

The human resources concentration is designed to provide greater study for human resources professionals or those who wish to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the human resources area. Upon completion of this concentration, students should be able to analyze an organization’s human resources needs and offer recommendations for comprehensive improvement.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this concentration, students should be able to analyze an organization’s human resources needs and offer recommendations for comprehensive stabilization and/or improvement.

Human Resource Concentration

HRM5030 Managing Human Resources 3 credits 6 weeks

This course provides an advanced overview of strategic human resources planning and implementation that will focus on positively influencing the quality of performance, productivity, and social wellbeing of employees.

HRM5040 Employment Law 3 credits 6 weeks

An examination of employment and personnel law, this course will focus on the large body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents that encompass all areas of the employer/employee relationship.

Prerequisite:
HRM5030 Managing Human Resources

HRM6010 Strategic Compensation Management 3 credits 6 weeks

A study of the strategic importance of compensation and its practical application. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the elements of a total compensation plan including system design, compensation strategy, benefits and pay, and systems management issues.

Prerequisite:
HRM5040 Employment Law

HRM6030 Strategic Human Resource Development 3 credits 6 weeks

A study of strategic employee training and development with a focus on the assessment and design of career management planning for organizational performance.

Prerequisite:
HRM5040 Employment Law