M.A. in Applied Sociology - Human Resource Management

University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus

Program Description

M.A. in Applied Sociology - Human Resource Management

University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus

M.A. in Applied Sociology - Human Resource Management


Thank you for expressing your interest in the M.A. program in Applied Sociology- Human Resource Management offered by
the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus.

The program leading to a Master's Degree has been designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to gain expertise and
work in one of the fastest growing fields of business, managing its most vital resource people. Our program focuses on giving you a
practical grounding in how to manage, as well as continuously develop, the people in the organization.

All classes are held at our convenient central Athens Campus near Syntagma Square. Courses are offered in the afternoon and
evening to minimize conflicts for those with demanding work schedules.  We encourage you to take a closer look at our
programs and we invite you to call and set up an appointment so that we may discuss your background and particular needs and how
they can be satisfied.


Applied Sociology Program Human Resource Management
 
The traditional approach to human resource management focuses on the perspective of the employer and management. While providing the necessary background from this point of view, we believe it is also important to understand management of human resources from the perspective of the employee as well. In this way, a synthesis is achieved and there is an opportunity to approach the various processes in business as a team with common objectives.


We believe this program better prepares our graduates to be effective managers of people in organizations. The coursework required to complete the program is designed around the development of competencies required by HR professionals. The first, is a core consisting of both classical and contemporary social theory as well as the practical application of these theories to
contemporary social problems, including those encountered in organizational settings.  Further practical experience is gained through the practicum, research methods and statistical analysis.
The second area focuses on more of the practical aspects of human resource management including such things as reward systems and evaluation processes as well as the management of information technology. The third area encompasses the electives you can choose from to fit your interests and requirements.   


Following the successful completion of this program, you will immediately be able to incorporate your practical knowledge and training in the human resource management career you have
chosen. The program permits entry of students from a variety of backgrounds, providing admissions requirements are met. The program is composed of 10 courses totalling 36 credit hours that can be completed in one to two years depending on the number of classes you take per semester.



Human Resource Management
 
The traditional approach to human resource management focuses on the perspective of the employer and management. While providing the necessary background from this point of view, we believe it is also important to understand management of human resources from the perspective of the employee as well. In this way, a synthesis is achieved and there is an opportunity to approach the various processes in business as a team with common objectives.

We believe this program better prepares our graduates to be effective managers of people in organizations. The coursework required to complete the program is designed around the development of competencies required by HR professionals. The first, is a core consisting of both classical and contemporary social theory as well as the practical application of these theories to
contemporary social problems, including those encountered in organizational settings.  
 

Core Courses

  • Classical Sociological Theory  3 credits
  • Contemporary Social Theory  3 credits
  • Introduction to Social Research   3 credits
  • Practicum  3 credits
  • Applying Sociology  3 credits
  • Social Organization of Work 3 credits
  • Human Resources Management I  3 credits
  • Human Resources Management II  3 credits
  • Management Information Systems  3 credits



Electives:

  • Organizational Stewardship  3 credits
  • Employment Law & Labor Markets  3 credits
  • Practicum  3 credits
  • Topical Seminar in Sociology   3 credits   
  • Directed Readings 3 credits
  • Marketing Strategy  3 credits
  • Social & Cultural Basis of Behavior 3 credits
  • Career Development  3 credits
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
36 hours
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Greece Athens
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