Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

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The Flex MBA with an emphasis in Human Resource Management is designed to prepare students for successful careers in the field of human resource management. The emphasis-specific curriculum has been designed to adhere to educational guidelines set forth by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the premier professional association for the human resource field. 

NOTE: Because the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program is no longer accepting applications (as of Spring 2022), the MBA-HRM is an excellent option. Not only does this graduate program provide specialized electives in HR management but it also equips graduates with a broad-based MBA education which is highly regarded in all industries.

This is a 39-credit hour program consisting of the following:

Tier I Courses (9 hours) 

BA 5351: Organizational Performance for Competitive Advantage (must be first course)

FIN 5352: Financial Management († BA 5351)

BA 5100A**, B and C: Business Professional Development


Tier II Courses (24 hours) 

MGT 5330: Seminar in Human Resource Management (*BA 5351 & FIN 5352)

MGT 5314: Organizational Behavior and Theory (*BA 5351)

QMST 5338: Operations Management (*BA 5351)

MKT 5321: Marketing Management (*BA 5351)

ACC 5361: Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making (*BA 5351 & FIN 5352)

QMST 5334: Advanced Statistical Methods for Business (*BA 5351 & FIN 5352)

ECO 5316: Managerial Economics (*QMST 5334)

MGT 5313: Strategic Management († All Tier II courses, but may be concurrent with some)


Elective Courses (6 hours, select three from the following)

MGT 5336: Compensation and Benefits

MGT 5337: Organizational Staffing

MGT 5338: Human Resource Development

MGT 5339: International Human Resource Management

BLAW 5310: The Employment Relationship

MGT 5310: Organizational Change Management

Tier I 9 hours
Tier II 24 hours
Graduate Electives
6 hours
TOTAL MBA 39 hours


* prerequisite course(s)

** BA 5100A taken in first semester; B and C taken in subsequent semesters for a total of 3 credit hours

† prerequisite or can be taken concurrently