Lead Faculty: Dr. Bernadette Baum
The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management provides students with both the critical skills and knowledge required to be effective in this continuously growing domain through case study, experiential learning opportunities, and best practices. This program serves to increase skills and abilities for a professional to either serve as a senior management team member or as a consultant to organization leadership on human resource management and organizational change issues.
The program integrates the many facets of human resource management in the 21st century through concept, theory, critical analysis and application of recruitment, staffing, training and development, organizational behavior, performance improvement, compensation, benefits, insurance, technology, legal aspects, labor relations, work groups and teams, organizational change and adaptation, ethical issues, and safety concerns in the workplace. The curriculum, incorporating relevant HRM and ODV technology and best practices for both consultants and internal practitioners, is much more in-depth and geared toward those already in the field of practice (HRM and ODV) and for business professionals who want to extend their knowledge beyond operations management. This cutting edge program is designed to offer an innovative multidisciplinary approach to the growing field of human resource management and the continuum of organizational change in the 21st century. THis program is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully aligned with its curriculum.
It is highly recommended that students complete the core courses prior to moving into the areas of specialization tracks. This will help ensure the students have a solid foundation in human resource management. Operating outside of this recommendation is at the student s own discretion and he or she should seek advisement from a counselor and/or lead faculty of the program.
(12 courses; 54 quarter units)
To receive a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, students must complete at least 54 quarter units of graduate work. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work competed at another institution, as it applies to this degree and provided the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. It is recommended that students take the project course as their last course in the sequence of the program.
To complete their program, students must select electives from any graduate level course offered by the School of Business and Management. Highly recommended in the choice of electives are FIN 600, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, and MGT 635, The Organizational Consulting Process. In the alternative, students may complete their program by completing the specializations listed below. Completion of specialization in lieu of electives will increase the total number of courses by one.
This program is available online.