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Human Resource Management Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

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Eleven Required Courses

 

 

45 quarter credits

Core courses: 

MBA5002
MBA Leadership

This course covers contemporary models of leadership and examines behaviors and skills of effective leaders. Learners assess their own leadership strengths and how to lead effectively in their work settings. Learners also analyze ways in which leaders use their skills to support innovation, change, and collaboration within organizations. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MBA degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
MBA5006 *
Business Strategy

Learners in this course examine ways in which companies formulate and implement strategy to effectively compete in the marketplace. Learners apply strategic models and analysis to address competitive challenges. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MBA5002.

4 quarter credits
MBA5008
Applied Business Analytics

This course introduces learners to business analytics and its role in evidence-based decision making. Learners examine data and analytics techniques that create relevant, actionable, and meaningful information.

4 quarter credits
MBA5010
Accounting Methods for Leaders

Learners in this course gain an understanding of how methods of financial and managerial accounting are used to analyze business performance and make evidence-based business decisions. Learners examine tax, ethical, and legal implications of accounting methods.

4 quarter credits
MBA5012 *
Marketing Management

This course covers marketing theories, models, and practices used by businesses. Learners examine the expanded roles of analytics, technology, and social media in marketing strategy and implementation. Learners also use business analytics skills to address marketing problems and apply marketing methods to business challenges. Prerequisite(s): MBA5008.

4 quarter credits
MBA5014 *
Applied Managerial Finance

Learners in this course explore financial concepts and techniques required to evaluate, report, and maximize firm performance and value. Learners analyze environmental and market factors, goals, and constraints; and apply regulatory and ethical principles and business analytics skills to drive data-based decision making. Prerequisite(s): MBA5008, MBA5010.

4 quarter credits
MBA5016 *
Operations Management for Leaders

In this course, learners examine theories and models of business operations and their role in developing and delivering a superior product or service to the marketplace. Learners also apply business analytics skills and use data to evaluate strategic and tactical impact to business functions across the organization. Prerequisite(s): MBA5008.

4 quarter credits

Specialization courses: 

HRM5025 *
Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning

In this course, learners analyze approaches for forecasting staffing needs, and attracting and retaining talent. Learners evaluate the metrics used to measure the effectiveness of both recruiting and staffing needs and processes. Learners also examine the impact of laws and technology on the staffing environment. Prerequisite(s): MBA learners must have completed HRM5310. MS in Human Resource Management learners must have completed HRM5002. 

4 quarter credits
HRM5122 *
Developing an Effective Workplace

In this course, learners focus on the role of the HR professional in creating effective workplaces that support the needs of a diverse workforce and contribute to alignment with organizational strategy. Learners examine the elements of the organization which contribute to leading and managing today’s workforce and learn the essential skills for cultivating organizational commitment and facilitating employee engagement in the workplace. Prerequisite(s): MBA learners must have completed HRM5310. MS in Human Resource Management learners must have completed HRM5002.

4 quarter credits
HRM5310
Strategic Human Resource Management

In this course, learners examine how human resource management (HRM) impacts and supports strategic organizational goals. Using key HRM principles, practices, and data, learners develop well-rounded strategies to address HR related needs and opportunities for a dynamic, multicultural, and global workforce.  For MBA learners only.

4 quarter credits

Taken during the learner’s final quarter: 

MBA5910 *
MBA Capstone Experience

In this course, learners integrate the knowledge and skills gained during the MBA program in an application-based business project. Learners demonstrate their overall ability to identify and recommend evidence-based solutions to business challenges and opportunities.  Prerequisite(s): All required and elective coursework. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

5 quarter credits

 

 

Total

 

 

45 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

GuidedPath courses and FlexPath courses fulfill the program requirements and prerequisites for each delivery model.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take one to two courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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