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M.S. Degree in Human Resource Management

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Master of Science in Human Resource Management Degree

40 Semester Hours

Course Sequence (40 hours)

  • HRM 701 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4)

    HRM 701

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    This course provides a framework for an in-depth understanding of day-to-day, practical approaches/aspects of problems/challenges that impact the human resource management field. Topics include recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, rewarding, and promoting employees; compensation and benefits; employment planning, performance management systems, and succession planning; labor relations; and managing organizational relationships.
  • HRM 702 - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND DISCIPLINE (4)

    HRM 702

    EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND DISCIPLINE

    Course Description

    The primary purpose of this course is to introduce the principle theories and practices in the area of employment and workplace law. Topics include the federal and state laws associated with hiring, firing and discipline, medical leave (including FMLA, ADA and worker's compensation), discrimination, harassment, immigration, labor law, unemployment compensation, workplace privacy. Additional topics may include workplace investigations, workplace violence and employment-related legal processes, including EEOC Charges and lawsuits.
  • HRM 703 - LABOR RELATIONS: PROCESS AND LAW (4)

    HRM 703

    LABOR RELATIONS: PROCESS AND LAW

    Course Description

    This course examines employment relations from a historical perspective including the creation and rise of unionism, the evolution of collective bargaining, recent civil rights acts affecting the workplace, and concludes by envisioning what the future may hold regarding employee, employer relations. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the HR manager with regard to employment relations, the legal framework of contract negotiations and administration through the lens of the National Labor Relations act and strategies and tactics used for union avoidance.
  • HRM 704 - PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEMS (4)

    HRM 704

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEMS

    Course Description

    This course provides an in-depth understanding of performance appraisals and related issues. Topics focus on goal-setting, feedback and the rating process.
  • HRM 705 - COMPENSATION DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION (4)

    HRM 705

    COMPENSATION DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION

    Course Description

    This course examines compensation and benefits administration and design of compensation systems, job evaluation, internal and external pay equity, wage and salary surveys, pay-for-performance plans and other forms of financial and non-financial incentives. Topics include the pay model, the role of unions, benefit options, pay for performance plans, appraisals, benefit options, and legal issues surrounding wages and benefits in domestic and international settings.
  • HRM 706 - ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION (4)

    HRM 706

    ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION

    Course Description

    This course addresses the need for planned change focused on an organization's ability to compete strategically. The framework of consultation as helping organizations reach a level of optimum performance will be applied. Topics addressed include individual, team, and organization-wide interventions that can raise productivity/quality, improve competitiveness, increase skills, morale, and commitment.
  • HRM 707 - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (4)

    HRM 707

    ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

    Course Description

    This course explores the elements of leadership and delineates the principles necessary for success in a global environment. Discussion of the role and function of leadership will include an in-depth analysis and study of needs impacting individuals, organizations, and society. This course provides students with leadership skills and competencies on which to build an individual model for effective leadership.
  • HRM 708 - STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING (4)

    HRM 708

    STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING

    Course Description

    The course will introduce students to the field of strategic human resource management (SHRM). Current topics in SHRM that have resulted from environmental and organizational challenges, e.g., technology, globalization, legislation, restructuring, work/life balance, changing labor markets, are discussed Emphasis will be placed on problem solving issues, policies, and practices affecting HR specialists, practitioners, and managers.
  • HRM 709 - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4)

    HRM 709

    INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    This course examines the major factors involved in managing international assignments including strategic selection, training, organizational development, cultural adjustment, repatriation, and immigration.
  • HRM 710 - CAPSTONE PROJECT (4)

    HRM 710

    CAPSTONE PROJECT

    Course Description

    Directed research allows the students an opportunity to conduct an independent research project or examine a specific area of interest under the mentorship of a professor. This course also equips students to conduct the types of research and information-gathering projects that are a significant part of the organizational life of most HR managers and leaders. Students will submit a proposal to formulate and develop a project.

Please see the Academic Bulletin for the complete list of degree and residency requirements.

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