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An MBA in Human Resource Management focuses on a company's most
valuable asset - its employees. This skill is essential in talent
recruitment and retention, as well as helping management plan,
direct and coordinate multiple administrative functions.
In this specialization, you will learn essential managerial
theories as well as how to facilitate a strong and mutually
beneficial relationship between the organization and the employee.
If you have considered human resource management programs
previously, but still feel a need to understand core business
principles, this combination of study would be ideal for you.
In addition to the online MBA core curriculum, successful
completion of the following three courses is needed to specialize
in human resource management.
GMBA 735 Employee Relations and Employment/Labor
Law Total credits: 3
This course centers around labor law issues and gives you a
fundamental, practical, working knowledge of the impact of various
federal, state and local laws in the workplace. You'll learn
about the distinctive nature of management in an organized
workforce, certification and decertification elections, collective
bargaining, arbitrations, and other elements of employee
relations.Prerequisite: GMBA 631GMBA 736 Human Resource ManagementTotal credits: 3
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of the workers in a firm
are its most valuable resource. This course helps you recognize the
strategic importance of human resource management. You will explore
contemporary techniques of resource analysis, testing, recruiting,
selection, training, appraisal and compensation planning, and will
integrate these techniques with the strategic focus of the
firm.Prerequisite: GMBA 631GMBA 774 Strategic Management Total credits: 3
In this course you will study how an organization plans for its
long-term survival by analyzing the impact of changes in the
economic, social, legal, competitive and technological
environments. Uses of long range strategic planning for competitive
advantage are examined and discussed.Prerequisite: GMBA 561 and GMBA 651
Executive leadership knows the
important role that human resources plays within an organization
and actively recruits qualified professionals with a subject-matter
expertise in this unique yet critical discipline. Jobs in human
resources are increasing steadily, with 13,600 new
jobs expected by 2022 and a
projected job growth of 13
percent between 2012 and 2022. Annual salaries are
high - the median annual wage for human resources managers was
$99,720 in May 2012, higher than most other management
The top 10 percent of human resource
managers earn more than $173,140 a
Once you have completed the three courses within the online MBA
in Human Resource Management specialization, you will have the
knowledge and skills required to effectively develop an
organization's human capital for long-term success.
Upon completion you will graduate confident in your ability