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Human Resources Strategic Management Degree - Master of Science

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Human Resource Strategic Management examines functions of the Human Resource Management field and how to view and apply each function from a strategic/competitive advantage perspective. Emphasis is placed on becoming a “strategic business partner” with other organizational functions. A focus is placed on how analytics can be developed, analyzed and utilized effectively in Human Resources to support and promote human capital and other organizational initiatives and investment.

Major Requirements (credit hours)

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  • MSHR 600 Fundamentals of HR Management

    Focus for this course is on identifying the various functional areas within the Human Resource field as well as an introduction to employment law. This will include an overview of the following areas: Employee/Labor Relations, Recruitment and Selection, Health and Safety, Training and Development and Compensation and Benefits. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.
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  • MSHR 605 Human Resource Law

    Employment law will be the focus for this course as well as employment law history and emerging/recent legislation. Topics covered include: discrimination and related laws, Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA, unfair labor practices, FMLA and healthcare reform legislation. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.
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  • MSHR 610 Organizational Behavior

    Analysis of the dynamics of workplace behavior, communication and culture. Interpersonal behavior and communication theories will be applied to individual and group situations from a strategic human resource perspective. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.
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  • MSHR 615 Global HR Management

    Identify and evaluate the unique issues and challenges involved with managing a global workforce. Topics include multi-cultural communication, legal and regulatory issues, compensation and benefit issues and organizational structure issues. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 620 Contemporary Issues

    Identify and analyze the impact of current topics and issues for the HR profession, including but not limited to: Ethics, Human Resource information Systems, Diversity and Inclusion, HR in Non-Profit organizations, and change management. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 625 Talent Management: Recruitment

    Apply fundamentals of core recruitment functions, such as job analysis, sourcing, selection and evaluation to identify and evaluate “best practices” as well as potential sources of competitive advantage for organizations. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 630 Talent Management: Human Capital Management and Development

    Apply fundamentals of core performance management functions, such as workforce planning, training and development, performance evaluation and succession planning to identify and evaluate “best practices” and opportunities for gaining competitive advantages for organizations. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 635 Total Rewards: Compensation

    Evaluate core compensation related issues, such as motivational theories, compensation components, and compensation design to identify “best practices”. Focus is placed on aligning compensation practices with organizational goals and strategies. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 640 Total Rewards: Benefits

    Evaluate core benefit issues, such as benefit components, changing workforce demographics and needs, benefits design and healthcare legislation and implications to identify “best practices”. Focus is placed on aligning benefit practices with organizational goals and strategies. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 645 Human Resource Metrics and Evaluation and Action Planning

    Focus is placed on identifying the importance of using both quantitative and qualitative data for business decisions as well as how to conduct various types of data analysis. The use of effective presentation skills and audience sensitivity are other topics for this course. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 650 Strategic Business Partnerships

    Focus is placed on the application of in-depth knowledge of each functional area within the HR field from a strategic business partner perspective. This course will also incorporate effective communication skills with analytical and evaluation skills. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

  • MSHR 655 Capstone

    All aspects of Human Resource Management functions will be comprised into a strategic plan for a Human Resource Department. Students will choose an organization to develop the plan for and analyze the organization from the various functional areas within HR. Students will also conduct in-depth research of the Human Resource field as well as prepare material designed to aid them in their careers. Prereq: Acceptance into the Master of Science Human Resources Strategic Management accelerated degree program.

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