The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management provides students with both the critical skills and knowledge required to be effective in this continuously growing domain through case study, experiential learning opportunities, and best practices. This program serves to increase skills and abilities for a professional to either serve as a senior management team member or as a consultant to organization leadership on human resource management and organizational change issues.
The program integrates the many facets of human resource management in the 21st century through concept, theory, critical analysis and application of recruitment, staffing, training and development, organizational behavior, performance improvement, compensation, benefits, insurance, technology, legal aspects, labor relations, work groups and teams, organizational change and adaptation, ethical issues, and safety concerns in the workplace.
The curriculum, incorporating relevant HRM and ODV technology and best practices for both consultants and internal practitioners, is much more in-depth and geared toward those already in the field of practice (HRM and ODV) and for business professionals who want to extend their knowledge beyond operations management. This cutting edge program is designed to offer an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to the growing field of human resource management and the continuum of organizational change in the 21st century.
It is highly recommended that students complete the field of study core courses prior to moving into the areas of specialization tracks. This will help ensure the students have a solid foundation in human resource management. Operating outside of this recommendation is at the student's own discretion and he or she should seek advisement from a counselor and/or lead faculty of the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program candidates will be able to:
- Complete a job analysis of a specific job to be used for recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, training, and compensation.
- Develop a recruiting plan and design a selection process for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting candidates for employment for jobs within an organization.
- Conduct a needs assessment and design a training program for current employees on a specific topic related to organizational goals.
- Assess benefits relevant to the employee population and organizational structure, and formulate a compensation system based upon merit, knowledge, and skill acquisition.
- Assess and develop methods designed to prevent employer liability and labor relation issues (anti-discrimination statutes, employee and labor relations, union and non-union environment issues).
- Develop a consulting proposal and course of action for an organization regarding a particular organizational challenge and/or change process.
- Recognize, analyze, and effectively address ethical, legal, and safety challenges faced in the workplace.