Interested in pursuing an MBA in Human Resources or a human resources certificate? Here are the courses you will be taking in this MBA specialization.
Course Descriptions for Courses in Human Resource Management Concentration
Legal Environment of Human Resource Management|
Talent Acquisition: Attraction and Selection|
Talent Management: Engaging and Retaining Employees|
Compensation and Benefits|
MBA 6330 Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
The purpose of this course is to help students become aware of the legal aspects of employment law as it relates to the management of people in organizations, including specific and relevant state, federal, and international laws. Students will evaluate case decisions by the courts, and learn to consider the legal/ethical dimension of organizational actions and policies. This course prepares future managers in a variety of positions to be effective leaders by covering these broad topics with specific tailoring to this field.
MBA 6332 Talent Acquisition: Attraction and Selection
Effective human resource professionals understand the short- and long-term impact of acquiring talent in order to position the organization for success. This course will enable students to understand how to recruit talent, including defining talent requirements, establishing parameters for sourcing, and using a brand to attract prospective employees. This course will also address the importance of compliant selection, assessment, and interviewing procedures in organizations.
MBA 6334 Talent Management: Engaging and Retaining Employees
The purpose of this course is to help students understand and evaluate the role of human resources in strategically supporting management to develop, engage, and retain talent. Specifically, this course will enable students to understand strategic planning, analyze the employee lifecycle (selection, learning and development, performance management, and exit), and explore the idea of the influence that human resource professionals have in the organization.
MBA 6336 Compensation and Benefits
The purpose of this course is to help students develop their skills and knowledge in compensation and benefits. Topics covered in the course include benefits, Affordable Health Care Act, overview of philosophies of compensation, total compensation, global and domestic compensation issues, job analysis, compensation analysis, market surveys, and survey data analysis.
MBA 6338 Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic human resource management requires in depth understanding of the big picture and what makes a business successful, while effectively navigating through organizational politics in varied environments. This course will enable students to develop their interpersonal skills and business acumen to identify, build, sell, and fund a business case for change. Special consideration will be given to crisis management and corporate social responsibility.