Human Resource Management Specialization

  • Lead, Develop and Motivate you Organizations Human Capital

    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.

    Online MBA in Human Resource Management: Courses

    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: 

    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 631

    GMBA 736 Human Resource Management
    Total 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 631

    GMBA 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

    Online MBA in Human Resource Management: Career Outlook

    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 occupations.

    The top 10 percent of human resource managers earn more than $173,140 a year.

    Online MBA in Human Resource Management: Program Outcomes

    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 to:

    • Apply foundational knowledge of business systems, processes and technology within and across core disciplines.
    • Integrate information across disciplines and from differing perspectives.
    • Apply innovative, strategic and sustainable approaches to business practice and planning
    • Lead and collaborate in virtual, global, and culturally diverse environments
    • Integrate principles of ethics and integrity into business decisions.