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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. This is a 45-credit hour program consisting of the following:

Tier I Courses (9 hours) 

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

BA 5352: Developing the Financial Perspective in Organizations († BA 5351)

BA 5353: Understanding & Analyzing Organizational Problems († BA 5351)


Tier II Courses (27 hours) 

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

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

MKT 5321: Marketing Management (*BA 5351)

CIS 5318: Informational Technology in the Digital Economy (*BA 5351)

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

FIN 5387: Managerial Finance (*BA 5351 & BA 5352)

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

ECO 5316: Managerial Economics (*QMST 5334)

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


Elective Courses (9 hours, select three of the following courses)

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 27 hours
Graduate Electives
9 hours
TOTAL MBA 45 hours


* prerequisite course(s)

† prerequisite or can be taken concurrently